Bristol woman gives birth 48 hours after submitting PhD thesis from maternity ward

A woman from Bristol submitted her university thesis from a hospital bed, two days before prematurely giving birth on Christmas Day.

Sarah Humphrey from Bishopston gave birth to her son Theodore in St. Michael's Hospital at 9.19am on Wednesday 25 December.

She was celebrating two days before that too, after she submitted her PhD thesis from the maternity ward on Monday 23 December.

Sarah completed her studies at Bristol University and submitted her final project in what she describes as "stressful" conditions.

The psychology student and her husband Simon welcomed baby Theodore just two days later, a couple of weeks earlier than he was due to arrive.

Weighing just 6lbs 4oz, Theodore came into the world as a very special Christmas present for his big brother, four-year-old Elijah.

A total of 11 babies were born at the hospital by 4.30pm on Christmas Day. Credit: Bristol Live

Also celebrating a very special birth in the hospital on Christmas Day, were Matthew and Zoe Wilson from Cheltenham.

In the city to visit family over the festive season, the family welcomed their second child at 10.55am.