Woman furious after neighbour plans for a home birth in their shared garden
A livid woman turned to the internet for advice after she found out one of her neighbours was planning to use their shared home garden for a home birth.
She said that she found a note left by the soon-to-be mum in their apartment block in Queensland, Australia.
The woman took to social media to ask if she was "over-reacting" after she found the note.
According to The Daily Mail, she said:
"I'm about five seconds from flipping a desk and writing an angry email to our building manager.
"Like most city apartments we have a communal rooftop barbecue area
"You can't 'book' it as such but most people will leave notes in the lift and let the building manager know if they are using the space for a party.
"But I think this is ridiculous."
The publication also shared a photo of the note, which said that the mum-to-be and her partner had 'booked' the rooftop from "1pm 'til late".
The full thing read:
"Dear lovely neighbours,
"Just wanting to inform you my partner have booked the rooftop for our natural home birth on from approximately 1pm til late on the 10th of this month.
"We will do our best to keep the noise levels down and will of course clean up after ourselves. Any issues please feel free to contact me.
"Thanks in advance."
The woman later explained that she had spoken to the building manager about whether or not this was legal. She was told that the shared areas can be used provided they don't "impede on the peace and recreational use of other residents".
The people who commented on the spot seemed to be convinced that the woman's plans for a home birth would impact the peace and the other residents' abilities to use the area.
"'Honestly in an environment like that it shouldn't be encouraged. What if both the lifts fail? Does she think they'll fly a helicopter in to get her out?"
Another simply said that the idea was "ridiculous."
Other people wondered if the note was a prank since there was no way the woman could "possibly know" when she was going to be having a natural birth.
The note has been taken down from the lift, leaving the residents unsure if a birth is going to be taking place on the rooftop.