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I never knew I was pregnant till I gave birth, teen claims

A teen has claimed she never knew she was having a baby till she had it, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

Twenty-one-year-old Charlotte Thomson, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK, had regular periods and was still slipping into her size 8 dresses so had no idea she was expecting.

It wasn't until she took herself to hospital with bleeding and painful stomach cramps that medics told her she was about to give birth. 

Daughter Molly, now two, arrived two hours later.

Medically, some women experience period-like vaginal bleeding during pregnancy that can have a number of different causes including cervical changes, vaginal infections and when the embryo first implants itself in the wall of your womb.

Charlotte, who fell pregnant with an ex-boyfriend, said she only put on 3lbs during her pregnancy and had felt more tired than usual but put the symptoms down to her party girl lifestyle.  

'I thought it was from going out all the time,' she said. 'I still managed to get into my clothes so I just ignored it

In December 2015 Charlotte woke in agony at 2.30am and realized she was bleeding profusely.  

She said: 'I took some paracetamol and hoped that it would blow over.

'Instead, the pain just got worse and I was in agony. An hour later I felt like I was going to be sick so I ran to the toilet and saw that my underwear was full of blood.

'I had just finished my period so I was really scared. I knew something was seriously wrong and booked a taxi to the hospital.' 

Nurses at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital examined Charlotte and told her she needed to speak to a midwife.  

“I told them that there had to be a mistake,' Charlotte said. 'I'd had no symptoms.”

But ten minutes later, a midwife performed an ultrasound and told Charlotte she was nine months pregnant and in labour. 

“I panicked that I wasn't prepared and hadn't bought any baby clothes. I was so worried about what my parents would say when they found out that I was having a baby,” she continued.

At 4.30am, a nurse phoned Charlotte's parents, Lynne Thomson, 50, a domestic cleaner, and Vincent Thomson, 50, an engineer, and told them their daughter was pregnant.
Charlotte said: 'My parents thought that I was only a few weeks along and having a miscarriage.
'I burst into tears when they arrived, and told them I had no idea that I was pregnant. They were really supportive and excited about their first grandchild.'

Two hours later, Charlotte gave birth to Molly.

’As soon as I held Molly, I loved her so much. She was perfect and we had an instant bond,’ she concluded.

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