Giant warehouse Costco stocks around 4000 products, but there was an unexpected item in Gill Bay’s shopping trolley on Friday.
Still a month out from her son’s due date, Gill and her husband Keith left the retail warehouse with their newborn baby.
The couple went to west Auckland’s Costco in Westgate to shop for their baby shower, when Gill started to experience severe pain.
“At the parking lot I couldn’t bear the pain, I couldn’t even sit. The pain was getting so intense – it’s like the pain of when you want to go poop,” she explained.
Gill then went back inside the store to use the toilet, as her pain became even more intense.
“I was crying, my back was so sore,” she said.
It was her first pregnancy and Gill had no idea she was in labour.
Her husband called for help and moved her to a disabled toilet. It was then that they realised their baby was on the way.
Gill told Newshub she was thankful that the disability toilet was “big enough for all of us” and that it was clean.