A woman who thought she had a stomach bug but had her baby in a hotel toilet said "by the time I realised it was a baby and not poop, it was just too late."
Victoya Venise, from Louisiana, USA was 37 weeks pregnant when the unbelievable incident took place while on a work trip in Georgia.
Her symptoms started on April 1 and she thought she had the same bug as her four-year-old daughter.
"I had just came back from urgent care with my daughter. And she had a stomach bug," she told NBC affiliate WXIA-TV. "By the time I realised it was a baby and not poop, it was just too late."
"I turned around, and it was the baby, and I was like [gasp]," she told FOX 5 Atlanta. "I hurried up, and I grabbed him out of the toilet."
Venise was planning to give the child up for adoption but said she felt bonded to him after the unusual birth so decided to keep him and name him Rocky, after her grandfather.
Continuing to explain the weird birth, she said: "I found a towel and I wrapped him up. I was sitting on the toilet and I called my mom. I was like mom, I just had the baby. I was like he fell in the toilet. She was like, 'Call 911, call 911'."
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Venise, a graphic designer and social media manager, was taken to a nearby hospital with the child, where he was issued a unique birth certificate.
"[I'm] listed as the doctor, [and] his place of birth will say Extended Stay America," she told People, referring the hotel where she was staying.
"I feel like the experience made me connected to him and made me want to keep him. So I'm going to keep him," she said, explaining her turn around in decision. "It gave me more courage and made me believe I can do this. If I can do that, I must be able to do a lot."
"No, you're mine, I'm going to take care of you," she recalled telling the baby.
"If I could literally bring you into the world by myself, I think I could take care of you," she said.
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