Woman Didn't Realise She Was Pregnant Until The Baby's Head Popped Out

A young woman who didn't realise she was pregnant had to give birth in the bath at home and was accused by her boyfriend of 'finding the baby in the street'.

Charlotte Dubard, from London, had sudden cravings for sugar and gained almost a stone, but it was only when she began suffering severe stomach cramps that she decided to check what was going on.

Using her phone, she took a video of her vagina and was stunned to see her baby's hair sprouting out. The brave 24-year-old gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Elias, and says boyfriend Miguel Angel couldn't believe it.

She said: "When Miguel came home, he screamed 'Oh my god you found a baby in the street'!"

"I started bawling and said 'This is ours'."

Charlotte and Elias were rushed to hospital after the unexpected birth. Credit: Triangle News
Charlotte and Elias were rushed to hospital after the unexpected birth. Credit: Triangle News

Charlotte and Elias were taken straight to the hospital and put in intensive care to make sure they were both ok.

She said: "It was only once we got to the hospital that I really registered what had happened.

"I was so traumatised from the birth I had barely registered Elias at all.

"But then when we were waiting for the doctor, Miguel said 'Look he has your nose' and that's when I suddenly realised he was ours."

The waitress admitted she feels incredibly lucky to have such a healthy baby despite smoking, drinking and working 14 hour days throughout her mystery pregnancy.

Charlotte had sudden cravings for sugar and gained almost a stone but didn't realise she was pregnant. Credit: Triangle News
Charlotte had sudden cravings for sugar and gained almost a stone but didn't realise she was pregnant. Credit: Triangle News

She says she also carried on taking the contraceptive pill while pregnant and claims her periods remained normal during those nine months.

"I call him my miracle baby because he is so healthy after all I put him through.

"Also, so many things could have gone wrong with me giving birth alone but it all went remarkably smoothly."

And going through the birth alone, nurses at the hospital said it could have ended very badly for Charlotte and Elias.

Charlotte added: "The midwives even asked me how I knew where to cut the umbilical cord because if I had done it wrong it could have been so dangerous.

Charlotte gave birth to Elias in her bath. Credit: Triangle News
Charlotte gave birth to Elias in her bath. Credit: Triangle News

"I have no idea how I knew exactly what to do, I guess instinct took over."

Charlotte says she didn't even tell her mum straight away.

She said: "I actually didn't tell my mum right away because she was working and I knew she wouldn't be able to finish her shift if I told her.

"I waited until the next day and she was so shocked.

"But my family have been so supportive. They're very strict Catholics and they see Elias as a miracle. My grandmother says he is a little angel."

The couple had planned to move to the United States but since the pregnancy have decided to stay put.

Probably a good idea...

Featured Image Credit: Triangle News

Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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