Woman Gives Birth Just Three Days After Discovering She's Pregnant
A woman gave birth to her baby in the toilet, just three days after finding out she was pregnant.
Aimee Stevens, from Wiltshire, who was 17 at the time, had attended a routine appointment for her three-monthly contraceptive injection just a few days before, where she was told she was 'five or six weeks pregnant'.
But just days later, and Aimee was giving birth to her son in the bathroom.
Aimee was in complete shock and didn't realise she'd given birth until she saw her son's legs and bum poking out of the u-bend.
She immediately called to her mum Becki, 40, who had no idea her daughter was pregnant.
"I was in the worst pain ever, and throwing up in the sink next to me, then there was a feeling of such relief," said Aimee.
"I stood up and there he was in the u-bend, I could see little bent legs and a bum, so I picked him up and walked into my room.
"I still think about that night a lot. It's so confusing, but when Ché first smiled at me it was just amazing, and I can't think what I ever did before I had him now."
Medics believe little 5lb 9oz Ché was born at around 38 weeks, but as Aimee had flushed the placenta down the toilet, they cannot know for sure.
Both mum and baby were totally healthy, and only had to spend three days in hospital.
Aimee had been studying for her A Levels and working part time as a waitress while she was pregnant. As she had been using the contraceptive injection for over a year - and so wasn't bleeding anyway - she didn't notice her periods had stopped.
But when she attended a routine appointment and explained she had experienced some period pain-like cramps, they decided to do a pregnancy test.
The test came back showing a very faint positive, and the nurse believed Aimee was likely five to six weeks pregnant.
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"I felt everything all at once, and also nothing, I didn't know what to do," said Aimee.
"My friend who was with me for the day went to hug me and I said 'No, because I'll cry'. I phoned my baby's dad, he was confused too.
"I just went home and tried to forget about it. I had no bump, no weight gain, no cravings, nothing, no one had noticed, not my friends, or people at work, or my mum who saw me every day."
But just a few days later and Aimee's cramps came back worse than ever, with the mum even struggling through a driving lesson while in agonising pain.
"After that they were so bad I just went to bed," she said.
"It never entered my head they could be contractions, because I thought I was at most six weeks pregnant.
"I thought they might be constipation, at worse a miscarriage, but mostly I thought they'd just pass eventually.
"Pain doesn't last for ever. I put hot towels on my stomach, but it got worse and worse and worse, and I was back and forth to the toilet.
"At midnight I decided to stay there until it passed, I was there for about 45 minutes."
And at 12.45am, little Ché was born.
"After I had him I remembered the placenta, and after that I walked around my room holding Ché and the placenta to find my scissors, then I cut the cord," Aimee continued.
"I flushed the placenta down the toilet, that's why we don't know exactly how many months pregnant I was when he was born."
Aimee called her boss to explain why she wouldn't be coming in to work, before revealing her news to friends and family - who were so shocked they thought she was joking.
"I was home for a year with just Ché", she said. "That was great because we've got a really strong bond.
"I didn't know how to look after a baby but I learned pretty quick and Ché's doing great, running round like crazy and talking.
"My favourite part of the day is figuring out what we're going to do, walking, baking, any kind of messy play, but I need adult socialising too, so going back to work was good."
Aimee is currently on furlough and wasn't able to complete her criminology, psychology and business A-levels, but plans to study social care soon.
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