A GIRL has revealed how she had no idea she was pregnant and thought she was constipated when she was really going into labour.
The 23-year-old single mother shared her story online. She said that she woke up with severe stomach pains and was taken to the hospital for suspected appendicitis.
TikTok user Hannah Violet explained in a video she shared online that she went through a cryptic pregnancy – where conventional medical testing fails to detect when a woman is pregnant.
These women are not likely to experience typical symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal swelling, fatigue, or other signs. They can also continue having regular periods.
Hannah had no idea she was pregnant, especially as she had been using contraception during sex – as she revealed in an earlier video, and when she developed pain in her stomach, she presumed she was constipated.
Hannah wrote in her 60k-view video, “Me waking in a lot pain in my stomach, back, and stomach, believing I was constipated.”
My dad found me on the bathroom floor and my mom told him to call 111. The doctors told us that it could have been appendicitis, and that an ambulance was soon on the way.
“They then call back and say no ambulances are available and that my dad has to take me to A&E.”
It was soon clear that Hannah, who was then just 20 years old, was about ready to give birth.
“We get to the hospital and they want to take blood, but I’m in too much pain to stay still for them to get a needle in, two seconds later my waters break and they tell me I’m in labour,” She explains.
“They took my parents into a room to tell them that they’re about to be grandparents. Me then asking for my mum to be with and my dad stays in the room with tea and biscuits while he calls my brother.”
Hannah continues: “They then get midwives to come from the other side of the hospital, I give birth to a baby girl 50 minutes [later].
“They then tell me that we have to be transferred to another hospital in separate ambulances and that I can go in my dad’s car after giving birth. I’m now a single mum to a healthy three year old.”
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What is a cryptic pregnancy?
A cryptic pregnancy is where conventional medical testing methods fail to detect when a person is expecting, according to Healthline.
Also called a stealth pregnancy, cryptic pregnancy is rare. Women who have cryptic pregnancies don’t usually experience the usual symptoms of pregnancy such as nausea, vomiting, fatigue or swelling that resembles a bump.
As fluctuating hormones can cause slight bleeding, women can also appear to have regular periods.
Hannah’s story shocked many, with hundreds of people commenting on her post.
“New fear UNLOCKED,” posted one person, while another said: “This is hectic, congrats though.”
A third wrote: “That must have been so damn traumatic,” to which Hannah replied: “It was, but I just had to get on with it.”
Others could sympathise with Hannah and shared that they too went through a similar experience.
“This happened to my mum too!! I was born in the front of a BMW after one hospital turned her away,” One viewer revealed the truth.
One more shared: “This almost happened to me but I found out at 34 weeks! Now I have a healthy 1 year old named Amelia.”
Another added: “Exactly the same thing happened to me, but couldn’t be any happier with my little one.”
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