A pregnant mother who was 10 days overdue has claimed that she induced labour by drinking a gin and tonic.
Caitlin Harrison, 21, from Blyth, Northumberland, explained how she had tried everything in an attempt to speed things along at over 41 weeks pregnant - including regular swims and walking four miles a day.
It was at this point friends suggested that she should try a G&T, despite Caitlin not having a drop of alcohol throughout her pregnancy.
Her contractions began just two hour later, leading to the arrival of her and boyfriend Stephen's healthy baby boy Leo.
Describing her pregnancy, Caitlin said: 'Everything was absolutely fine through my whole pregnancy, I didn't have any problems at all.
'I spent the whole time so excited for my due date and to meet my baby boy. When it came around I spent the whole day thinking "this is it, it's going to happen" but it just came and went.
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