Woman claims she didn't know she was pregnant until she gave birth in bed
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A new mum has said she didn't even know she was pregnant until she started giving birth in bed, and had been at work only hours before her baby daughter was born.
About two years ago, Emily Graham was told that she 'may not be able to have children' after being diagnosed with Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which affects how the ovaries work.
This was part of the reason she says she didn't even know she was pregnant, as she put her lack of periods down to PCOS while also lacking the traditional baby bump or feeling of kicking that normally comes with pregnancy.
Someone who did spot a sign was her fiancé Ash, though he didn't know it at the time, as he felt what he now knows was the baby kicking.
He told Emily that he felt what must have been the baby kicking but hadn't said anything because he thought it was just Emily twitching in her sleep.
That meant Emily's first sign that a baby was coming was when she woke up on 13 January and felt 'severe stomach pains', which she thought might be constipation or period pains before realising it was something else entirely.
The pain was so bad that she went back to bed and half an hour later she felt like she needed to push, and that was the moment she thought she might somehow be pregnant and not have known about it for nine months.
She said: "When I was lying on the bed and my partner said 'oh yeah, I think you're crowning', that was the moment that we thought ok, this is happening.
"We rang the paramedics and they came just in time to deliver her, she was delivered at home on the bed. If they'd arrived even two minutes later then my fiancé would have been doing it.
"I had the shock of my life to be honest. Holding her for the first time was amazing, there was no other moment like it. It's a blur but at the same time I remember that part."
Paramedics arrived just in time to help deliver baby daughter Isabelle, and Emily has said she's got her 'fingers crossed we can have more children'.
If she does hopefully she'll get a bit more advanced warning next time, as she explained that several months into her pregnancy and none-the-wiser that she had a child she went on holiday to Florida and went on huge rollercoasters.
Looking back on it now, Emily says the only other symptoms of pregnancy she can think of were a bit of heartburn and going up a couple of dress sizes, which she put down to indulging in a bit of Christmas feasting.
When she called her parents to tell them they'd become grandparents they mistakenly thought Emily was telling them that a baby was on the way and asked 'when's it due' before understanding that their granddaughter had already been born.