Ever been in the middle of cooking up your Sunday brekkie, feel pains, then give birth to a surprise child? No?
New Zealand woman Emma Crofts-Wilson was certainly not expecting this to happen when she gave birth to her baby on the kitchen floor after 39 weeks of not knowing she was pregnant, according to the Daily Mail.
The first-time mum was home alone when she went into labour after a night of stomach pains. She had no idea what was happening until she looked down to see her baby crowning.
‘The next thing I knew, I had a baby in my arms.’ She told the Daily Mail.
Fortunately, Emma was able to give birth by herself, utilising what she had at hand – kitchen scissors!? –to cut the umbilical cord. Lucky she hadn’t given birth in, say, an Uber, because that wouldn’t haven’t been as ideal.
Everyone is safe and healthy despite being in shock. But I wondered when it comes to ‘surprise pregnancys’, is this common?
I asked the ladies of Facebook, how far along were you when you found out you were pregnant?
Therese says “with my first born, I found out a month before!” Goodness, this does happen.
Chammah said she took 7 weeks and “had no idea. I thought my iron levels were low. Went to get a blood test to check. Got quite a surprise with the results!”
Gail says a friend was about 20 weeks into her pregnancy when she found out. She “didn’t even feel pregnant” and “nearly died when she went to to the doctor and told her she was about 20 weeks along.”
Other ladies, like Kate, can’t even believe it could be possible.
What do you think? Talk about a surprise..