Sharp Pains Resulted
In Baby Boy

A woman on her way to the bathroom never suspected she'd be a mom, but she suddenly gave birth as she was sitting on the toilet.

Woman has a baby on the toilet

There's nothing like visiting the bathroom and being surprised by giving birth, is there? Well, maybe you haven't experienced it yourself, but for Gaynor Rzepka, it's a story she'll never, ever forget.


Rzepka, 25, had worked a 10-hour shift at her job at a local supermarket. She hadn't felt well during the shift, but insisted on finishing. That night, she woke up at around 1 a.m. with sharp, stabbing pains. She fell back asleep and woke again at around 5 a.m., feeling like she needed to use the restroom, but was unable to go. At 5:20 a.m., the reason why suddenly appeared — as she was sitting on the toilet again, she gave a push and she reflexively caught her baby.

She was, of course, shocked and so were her mom and dad. She reports that her mom said, "It's a baby!" and her dad urged her to keep calm. She named the baby Olly-James and he weighed in at 6 pounds, 5 ounces. He was checked out and was found to be in great health.

Pregnancy went unnoticed

Rzepka says that she never had a clue she was pregnant. She did put on some weight around the holidays and found a new affinity for a type of candy bar she never cared for, but she continued to work 10-hour shifts at her job during her entire pregnancy, which involved heavy lifting and moving things around. She also ran a half marathon when she would have been around halfway through her pregnancy.

These stories are always so shocking to me. I was very aware of my pregnancies, even the ones that were happy surprises. If I didn't have morning sickness, I still felt off and would have been to the doctor if I hadn't known I had a baby on board. And early pregnancy is one thing, but in late pregnancy the fetus takes up so much space and movements can be so painful to the mom-to-be. I guess I'd say I'm a little jealous that her pregnancy was so symptomless!

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