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Baby delivered by dad in living room

Lilah Hudson was born at 9:55pm on Wednesday (January 29) Credit: BPM Media

Parents have described the "very intense" birth of their baby girl - on their living room floor.

Lilah Hudson was born at 9:55pm on Wednesday (January 29).

She arrived so quickly that only her mum and dad were in the room - there was no time for even the midwife to arrive, who instead gave instructions to her dad over the phone.

Jade Batchelor and Marvin Hudson already have a son together - two-year-old Luca Hudson. His grandmother came to pick him up after Jade's contractions started at around 6:30pm.

Based on when Luca was born, neither Jade or Martin thought their second child would arrive in a hurry.

But when things with Lilah started moving quickly, the couple supported each other and helped bring their daughter into the world.

Jade said "It started getting very intense - she was nearly born in the bathroom. So I rang the midwife who told me to get somewhere comfortable."

Marvin helped with delivery as he took instructions from the midwife over the phone.

When talking about the experience, he said: "I think adrenaline just took over."

Marvin, Lilah's father, helped with delivery as he took instructions from the midwife over the phone Credit: BPM Media

"It all happened in about five pushes - on the first, I saw Lilah's head and thought, wow she's coming."

"I caught Lilah on the fifth push and handed her to Jade for skin-to-skin."

"I was a bit like a duck, calm on the surface but secretly panicking. I was shaking when I held Lilah."

"But the midwife couldn't praise me enough. I definitely couldn't have done it without her."

– Marvin Hudson

Paramedics and midwives then arrived and helped with cutting the baby's cord.

"It was definitely an unforgettable experience. We only have a one bed flat, there were toys everywhere. It was all unexpected but it was still calm," Marvin added.

As she weighed just five pounds and two ounces, it was decided Lilah needed to be monitored, so her and her family were admitted to hospital until Sunday, (February 2).

Paramedics and midwives then arrived and helped with cutting the baby's cord Credit: BPM Media

"I've always wanted a natural and stress-free birth. I think I just accepted what was happening, there was no panic." "I just thought, right let's do it." "There was something quite poetic about it really, it was lovely that it was just us there. There was no fear. I had complete faith in Marvin."

– Jade Batchelor

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