A 25-year-old lady, Lorna Goodings has reported that she found out she was pregnant just four hours before delivery.
Lorna, who gave birth to a girl on the 1st of August 2021, at Northampton General Hospital, Northampton, named her daughter Daphne Burdiak.
According to Lorna, she thought the baby bump she was experiencing was just bloating, after doctors told her that her swollen tummy was as a result of the effects of the birth control she took.
Explaining why she didn’t know she was pregnant, Lorna said: “I had a contraceptive implant in October, but started feeling really rubbish pretty soon after.
“I put on lots of weight, but I knew that was a side effect, so I didn’t think anything of it.”
She explained that she kept struggling with an uncomfortable bloated stomach, so went to see her doctor.
On seeing the doctor, Lorna said: “They told me to keep going with the implant and thought it might just be water retention, so they told me to try and lose weight.”
Trying to loose weight, she started fasting and exercising a lot to push herself to lose weight on her doctor’s advice, all to no avail.
Following this, she disclosed that she did a pregnancy test in July 2021, when she’s believed to have been 38 weeks pregnant, but the result came back negative.
Furthermore, she claimed she did another test on the day she gave birth and it was still negative.
As a result, Lorna revealed that she was shocked to find out she was pregnant and already in labour just four hours before she gave birth to her daughter.
She said she was at a friend’s party when she felt so much pain and had to be rushed to the hospital, only to discover she was in labour and about to have a baby.
“When I went into labour, I was at a party with my friends, and I was in pain all day.
“It got so bad that my friends took me to the hospital, and medics told me I was 38 weeks pregnant and in labour. I couldn’t believe it.” Lorna said.
Lorna, who had her first child Vivienne, in June 2020, now has two children both under 13 months.
Disclosing how her partner would feel, Lorna said it will be a surprise to him, Nick Burdiak, who is 42 years old.
“I didn’t even tell Nick — as I knew he would have had too many pints and wouldn’t understand.
“It’s been a massive shock, but baby Daphne is just amazing.” she said.