Kidney Infection? Nope, Surprise Baby!
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Clare Evans, 24, phoned a nurse hotline because she was experiencing stomach pain. Based on her symptoms, she was told that it was possibly a kidney infection and she needed to be seen. Once she got to the doctor, however, things took an unusual turn.
Kidney infection, or a baby?
Evans, who lives in the U.K., was hoping to get a possible kidney infection checked out and treated when she visited her doctor. She soon found out that she was not suffering from an infection — because her water broke in the doctor's office.
Fortunately, she was at the right place at the right time, and a baby girl she named Erin Louise Roberts was born healthy, weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces. Erin is Evans's first baby.
She told the BBC that she had no idea she was expecting a baby, noting that she experienced none of the telltale signs of pregnancy: no baby bump, no morning sickness, nothing. She says that friends and family are helping her out, buying her the items she needs to take care of the infant.
"It was a surprise but I can't find words to say just how thrilled I am," she said. "I love motherhood; even though it was completely unexpected I wouldn't change it for the world."
I find these stories so completely fascinating. There was never any way I could not know I was pregnant when I was expecting a baby. From hot flashes to queasiness to aches and pains and feeling stretched out. And then the baby belly… the huge baby belly. I know some women have a uterus that is tipped in, which can conceal the infant. But I always felt so squished towards the end.
It's good to read that the baby is healthy and they are doing well, and it makes for an excellent birth story.