Teenage girl had 'no idea' she was pregnant until she discovered baby's foot sticking out
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A teenage girl was left in shock when she discovered she was pregnant after finding her baby’s foot sticking out of her.
Faye White, 19, of Braintree, Essex, welcomed her third child in May this year in the most dramatic way.
The mum-of-three said she had ‘no baby bump’ and still had regular periods leading up to the daughter’s surprise birth at 37 weeks. She even took six pregnancy tests in the six months before Luna-Grace Behrens’ arrival, which she says all gave her a negative result.
Photos and videos showed Faye when she was six months pregnant without her knowing and she had no obvious signs of being an expectant mum as she had a flat stomach.
Oblivious to being pregnant, Faye continued partying, drinking and smoking throughout her pregnancy and even went on a bouncy castle.
Faye said she and her partner of four years, Aidan Behrens, were having unprotected sex without condoms or birth control but used the ‘pull-out method’ because they didn’t want to have another baby just yet.
“We were using the pull-out method, I'm afraid, so I knew there was an element of risk,” Faye said.
"Life was very average until I woke up one morning to a giant gush of water and at first I didn't really think anything of it except that maybe it's a urine infection and I'll call the doctors when they open.”
Recalling the massive surprise she had that morning, Faye continued: “My waters went around 8.20. Around 20 minutes later, the contractions started and obviously having two previous births I knew what contractions were. I called my mum-in-law and said 'I need to go to the hospital, I'm in pain'.
"I was in shock - all I was doing was screaming. I was so confused.
"I went to the toilet because I felt this really bad pressure and there was something coming out. I waddled back into my bedroom and it turned out it was her foot. I ended up calling an ambulance.
"My mum-in-law said she could see a foot hanging out. It had literally plopped out. I was in full-blown labour.”
Describing all the pregnancy tests she took that ended up being negative, Faye said: “I did about six pregnancy tests over the nine months and they were all negative. I took my first one in July/August time when I had just fallen pregnant with her.
"Then I didn't test again until November so I would've been around four or five months but that was negative too.
"I even took a test five days before I had Luna in the bathroom with my friend and it was negative. Because I was so far along, my hCG levels were so high it would've come back negative.
"The whole time I was pregnant with her, I had periods. I had a slight bit of bloating but I didn't think anything of it because it was so slight and I was so big with my first son.
"I didn't have to buy any new clothes. I had no sickness. I had a bit of acid reflux but I get that when I'm not pregnant anyway. I wasn't having any pain.”
Faye delivered her daughter in the breech position - with her feet first rather than head first.
Weighing six pounds and 10 ounces, Luna-Grace was born at 10.47am - but was rushed to a neonatal intensive care unit at Broomfield Hospital after suffering some birth complications.
The breech left Luna-Grace with mild hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and her parents now have to wait to see the impact this has on her - but are hopeful the effect is either mild or that she may be completely fine.
"She was a little rainbow and cryptic pregnancy, breech delivery as well, she defied the odds. What she's gone through, she's doing brilliantly. Now I can't imagine life without her. I like my life hectic, and she definitely keeps it hectic!"