Student 19, Gives Birth To Surprise Baby A Day After Her Birth – She Did Not Even Know She Was Pregnant
A 19-year-old university student gave birth to a baby in the loo – and did not even know she was pregnant. Jess Davies, who turned 20 a day after the birth, experienced ᴀʙᴅᴏᴍɪɴᴀʟ ᴘᴀɪɴs but assumed it was due to her period.
Jess did not have a baby bump and had no pregnancy symptoms. Her periods were also ɪʀʀᴇɢᴜʟᴀʀ, so the thought of her carrying a child never crossed her mind.
When Jess woke up in severe ᴘᴀɪɴ in June 2022 she assumed it was the start of her period and walked to her local Asda to buy a hot water bottle. She could barely walk and couldn’t even lie down on the bed. She was supposed to be having a house party that night for her birthday the next day. Jess claims she suddenly felt an overwhelming need to go to the toilet, so sat down and started to ᴘᴜsʜ.
“At no point did I think I was giving birth – I just knew I needed to ᴘᴜsʜ, At one point I felt tearing, but I didn’t know what it was. I just knew I needed to get it out. Hearing him cry and realising what had actually happened was just so surreal.” she unbelieve in her eyes
Unsure what to do, Jess, who was home alone, rang best friend Liv King, 20. Livking didn’t believe what her said. She was thinking that Jess was making an elaborate excuse to get out of the upcoming night out, after Jess sent a photo of her new-born son to prove it wasn’t a prank. Liv quickly advised her to call an ᴀᴍʙᴜʟᴀɴᴄᴇ . Jess was taken to Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton, where baby Freddie was rushed away to be put in an incubator.Jess is now getting used to motherhood after welcoming son, Freddie Oliver Davis, into the world on June 11 2022 at 4:45pm weighing 5lbs 5oz.
The new mum, who is currently in her second year at the University of Southampton, said: “My periods have always been ɪʀʀᴇɢᴜʟᴀʀ, so I didn’t really notice. I sometimes felt nauseas, but I had started taking a new prescription so I just put it down to my new medication. When he was born it was the biggest sʜᴏᴄᴋ of my life – I thought I was dreaming at first. I didn’t realise what had happened until I heard him cry. It suddenly hit me that I really need to grow up now! “
The doctors predict that he arrived at 35 weeks but despite his dramatic entrance to the world, both Freddie and Jess are recovering well.
The news of Freddie’s arrival was broken to Jess’s mum by Liv. Luckily, Jess’s mum was supportive and is excited to become a grandmother.