A woman who went to the doctors complaining of agonizing back pain was stunned to discover she was pregnant and five weeks overdue – giving birth just six hours later.
Kayleigh Renwick, of Stanley, in England, did not realize she was pregnant because she had continued to have periods and had even lost weight, reports the Daily Mail.
Twenty-four-year-old Ms Renwick, already a mum to daughter Grace, believed she had developed a kidney infection after suffering pain while out with partner Daniel Madge and visited an out-of-hours medical centre.
However, as she awaited the results of a urine test, she was stunned when the doctor asked ‘how far into the pregnancy’ she was’.
“You read about women not realising they were pregnant and think ‘how did you not know?’. I had no pram, no cot, nothing,” she told the Daily Mail.
“I’d given it all away after Grace as was adamant we weren’t going to have another baby.'
She added: “Just after 6pm I was seeing a doctor and by 7.30pm I was at the maternity ward having a scan.
“If they’d said I was four months pregnant I could have got my head around that but they said 'it’s good news, there’s a baby there and you’re 8cm dilated.'
“I couldn’t believe it. My body went into shock and I started throwing up. I had periods throughout the pregnancy and in February was sick a couple of times so did a pregnancy test and it came back negative. There were just no further symptoms.'
Baby Lucy, now six months old was born weighing 7lb 7ozs and has since been diagnosed with severe Brachycephaly and Plagiocephaly, commonly known as Flat Head Syndrome (FHS)
“They didn’t know what Lucy had been surviving on and thought she was up to five weeks overdue.
“She was back-to-back and they think tucked behind my pelvis which is why I was getting the back ache.\
“Grace has been brilliant with Lucy, it’s like she’s always been here.”
However, since FHS is classed as a cosmetic problem in the National Health Service in the UK, the family have to raise money for a cranial helmet, which will re-shape Lucy’s head.
“It wasn’t until I took Lucy to the doctor that anyone showed any concern for the shape of her head but it was clear just to look at her it was flat,” Ms Renswick added.
“We were referred to a consultant who told us Lucy had Plagiocephaly but because the condition is cosmetic there was little the NHS can do.
“You could see straight away her head was misshapen and we didn’t want Lucy to have to grow up with this. Children can be so cruel and I didn’t want that for my little girl.”