When the football rival teams Manchester United and Liverpool went up against each other at a recent match, it wasn’t a surprise that all their fans tuned in. But when a Singaporean man found out that his wife’s water broke during the game, he was left disoriented and confused over what to do when labour starts.
Incidentally, the entire incident was captured on CCTV camera in the couple’s home.
The footage of the man running around while his wife was going into labour was recently posted online on her Instagram account.
Husband Tries To Figure What To Do When His Wife Goes Into Labour, Starts Running Around Home
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Expecting Singaporean couple Nash and Rifdi were simply enjoying a night of watching the match between Manchester United and Liverpool.
About 15 minutes into the game, Nash was surprised to find that her water broke. But when she informed her husband, he didn’t believe her right away.
“I was laughing when [the water] broke and my husband thought I was joking until I showed him the puddle of water on the sofa,” she tells Mothership.
When Rifdi finally came to the realisation that her water did break, he was clearly seen freaking out in the CCTV footage.
Still clad in his Manchester United Jersey, the video also showed him running around the house to get everything they needed at the time. All the while still managing to steal a quick glance at the ongoing match on their TV screen.
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As disoriented as he was, Nash had to remind him to bring her wallet, NRIC and appointment cards before they left home. They arrived at the hospital at around 12.30am on October 25.
Their baby was safely born later that day at 3.02pm. Both mother and baby are reported to be doing fine. Nash even shared later that she had a normal birth with no epidural or stitches.
The New Parents Are Both Big Man United Fans
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Rifdi and Nash are both Man United fans. While Rifdi has been a fan for 19 years, Nash has enjoyed watching football since her childhood.
The new mum would always accompany her husband in front of the TV screen whenever there was a match with Man United playing.
As their favourite team lost 5-0 to Liverpool, Nash reveals she’s relieved they missed the rest of the game. She shares, “Glad we didn’t finish the game, my husband would have cried at home for the game instead of at the labour ward.”
Nash also told Mothership that they hope their baby would be a Man U fan as well.
5 Quick Reminders On What To Do When Labour Starts
While we know how overwhelming the excitement is when you’re about to give birth, don’t forget to always stay calm when you go into labour.
If you start having contractions while at home, here are a few things you should keep in mind before you get to the hospital:
- Practice light breathing
- Cross-check if you have everything you need in your hospital bag
- Stay upright as this helps your baby move down into your pelvis
- Have a warm bath or shower to help ease the pain
- Contact your midwife in case of emergencies
Lead image source from Instagram / nliux.
With reports from Sarmistha Neogy.
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