Dion Seaborne simply thought she had bad back pain when she went to hospital, but hours later she was giving birth in the A&E toilet.
Teenager Dion had been seen by a doctor at Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, South Wales, and was waiting for more tests on her sore back - believing she'd hurt it while working in a restaurant.
But the 18-year-old mum was in for the biggest shock of her life when she went to the toilet only to start giving birth to her daughter, despite not even knowing she was pregnant.
Dion said: "My back had been sore for about three days and I thought I had hurt it in work, so I went to the hospital to find out what was wrong.
"Because of Covid-19 restrictions I was there by myself. I'd been seen, had my blood pressure and temperature taken and was waiting to be seen again.
"It was about 3am and I needed to go to the toilet. I was pushing and pushing and the next thing [her daughter] Lilly-May was born."
The young mum added: "I had to shout for a nurse to come and help me because I couldn't reach the emergency button and at this point Lilly-May was in the toilet.
"They got her out of the toilet and took her off to get cleaned up. And then I was able to hold her and was taken to the maternity ward.
"I found it terrifying. I have never been so scared in my life."
Dion, of Griffithstown, South Wales, rang her partner Callum Morris, also 18, to share the news moments after it happened.
She said: "When I rang Callum to tell him that he was a dad to a little girl, he was so surprised he went upstairs to wake his mum up to tell her because it was 4am.
"He came down to the hospital to bring me some clothes and things and that's when he met Lilly-May for the first time.
"His face was a picture. He couldn't stop smiling, saying he loves her and giving her cuddles."
Dion, who works at Burger King, says she had no idea at all she was pregnant, after experiencing no symptoms, and even feeling like she had lost weight before the birth.
She said: "I was still having my regular periods so it never crossed my mind that I could be pregnant.
"I was feeling normal. I didn't have any food cravings, my feet didn't swell and my clothes even fitted me the same.
"I didn't feel any different. I hadn't put on any weight, in fact everyone was telling me I'd lost some weight."
Dion celebrated her 18th birthday in August and says it is lucky that she is not a "big drinker."
She carried on lifting heavy boxes at work and even went on fairground rides.
She added: "When I think about it, I was doing everything I shouldn't have been doing if I'd known I was pregnant."
Luckily, little Lilly-May was born happy and healthy, even if her mum was a little shell-shocked!
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