Fitness star Emily Skye has given birth to her baby son on her living room floor, sharing photos of the emergency delivery on Instagram.
The 35-year-old was 37 weeks pregnant when her son Izaac decided to make an early appearance — and the photos show just how surprising the situation was.
The pictures show a dazed Emily being tended to by paramedics as she nurses her newborn son, while husband Declan Redmond and daughter Mia Elise look equally as stunned.
“Well THAT was unexpected!!” Emily captioned the post. “Little Izaac just couldn’t wait any longer to enter the world!! … I’ll share with you our birth story soon! Be ready, it’s a wild one!”
Emily post soon attracted thousands of comments from other mums praising the “incredibly strong” star for sharing the “raw” reality of her birth story.
“Go lady. Well done to you and family sending so much love,” fitness star Michelle Bridges wrote.
“This is the most raw and honest photo of motherhood. Thanks for sharing!” another person commented.
“Congratulations! You are a superhero!” actress Claire Holt said, while another commented: “I’m crying. I can’t believe it, I’m so glad you’re both safe and what an unbelievable story.”
Emily is a Gold Coast-based personal trainer who runs online fitness program Emily Skye Fit and has more than 2.5 million Instagram followers.
She revealed she was expecting her first child in January, previously news.com.au it had been a “wonderful surprise” after trying to fall pregnant for a year.
“When you’re trying to have a baby you’re obsessing and you’re thinking you’re pregnant every month, so it was definitely a surprise because I just thought, ‘Nah, it’s never going to happen’, so it was a wonderful surprise,” she said.
Throughout both her pregnancies Emily has made a point of documenting the “real” side of what happens when you are expecting.
“When I was pregnant with Mia I personally didn’t see much ‘real’ stuff out there. It was all very glamorised. Everyone looked amazing, enjoying pregnancy and bouncing back, and I am sure people out there did talk abut it, I just didn’t see it,” Emily said.
”It wasn’t spoken about enough, so I thought I was in a good position to be honest and show all the ups and downs – but obviously still show I am really grateful to be able to have babies.
“However, it’s not sunshine, rainbows and lollipops. It’s hard work and you feel sick.”
However sharing the real ups and downs of her life during her most recent pregnancy has seen Emily targeted by sick comments from trolls.
The fitness star was criticised for taking a work trip to New York in February and was forced to hit back after being slammed by one for leaving her daughter Mia at home.
Emily also shared horrendous comments from one account that had wished her unborn baby would die.
In an Instagram post about the hurtful messages Emily said that while she had tossed up sharing the comments publicly it was important to “shine a light” on the negativity people received on social media.
I’ve had a number of similar messages to this one and they’re coming from women with legit IG accounts – not hiding behind obvious fake ones,” Emily wrote.
“This DM came after I posted a slide saying, ‘If you can’t be kind & supportive then be quiet. This does not mean you can’t offer constructive criticism, just make sure it’s from a place of kindness – there is a difference between that and criticism that’s intended to hurt. HURT or HELP – your choice.’ – I stand by these words.”
Originally published as Influencer’s shares photos of emergency birth