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Woman Went Into Surprise Labour During Cocktail Night Out With Friends

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Woman Went Into Surprise Labour During Cocktail Night Out With Friends

A woman got the 'shock of her life' when she went into labour with a baby she didn't know was growing inside her - after she started having contractions on a night out with friends.

Lavinia Stanton explains what happened here:

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The 23-year-old left the night out at around 10pm as she was experiencing cramps. She went to her mum's house nearby and the pair waited before calling at the hospital after the pain got worse.

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At 2am the new mum was asked to do a urine sample in the A&E department and within minutes doctors were able to confirm that she was in labour.

A shocked Lavinia was rushed to the labour ward during last month's surprise with baby Willow arriving via C-section weighing 6lb 1oz at 8.54am.

Just ten hours earlier the support worker had been enjoying Pornstar Martinis on a night out with her two close friends completely unaware she was eight-and-a-half months pregnant.

Lavinia during her pregnancy. Credit: SWNS
Lavinia during her pregnancy. Credit: SWNS
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Lavinia at home with Willow and partner Cameron. Credit: SWNS
Lavinia at home with Willow and partner Cameron. Credit: SWNS

She said she had periods throughout the hidden pregnancy and had two negative pregnancy tests just weeks before her baby arrived.

Both she and electrician Cameron Wroot, 25, have spent the past few weeks getting their head around being first-time parents.

Lavinia, from Halifax, west Yorkshire, who thought the few extra pounds she had put on was just 'lockdown weight', said: "I'm still in shock. A few weeks have passed now and I'm slowly getting into the swing of things.

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"Sure I put on a bit of weight recently but thought that was just lockdown weight like everyone else."

Baby Willow in the hospital. Credit: SWNS
Baby Willow in the hospital. Credit: SWNS

She went on to go into detail about the night: "During dinner I had what felt like cramp and I made a comment to my friends. When we were leaving it was a really bad pain so I visited my mum's to have a lie down.

"She said to leave it an hour before calling 111 to see if the pain passed but it was really quite painful. Even when my mum was calling 111 she even said 'it's like she's having contractions' but that was just a passing comment.

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"The 111 caller couldn't really diagnose it and suggested going to A&E if the pain didn't go away. When I got there I thought they would say I had appendicitis or had some sort of infection."

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

She went on: "The doctors saw the pain I was in and looking back I think they sort of knew. I did a urine test and then they came back telling me I was being moved to a different ward and that I was in labour.

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"I think I was just silent and then came out with 'Are you joking?' I genuinely was not expecting to be told I was not only pregnant, but my baby was on the way.

"I genuinely had no idea. Neither did anyone else. I hadn't experienced any symptoms of pregnancy. No morning sickness, no kicking in the tummy, nothing."

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

Lavinia continued: "I didn't look like I had a pregnant belly, just that I had gone up a dress size. I had pains in my stomach the week beforehand but it felt like a cramp.

"Even my partner didn't clock. When he came to visit me in hospital we were speaking about it. He said that he thought I looked a bit different four days earlier.

"But I had Willow in me for 38 weeks. At the start of the pandemic I wouldn't have thought I'd have a daughter near the end.

"But she's here and Cameron and I are in love with her."

Congratulations, guys.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: Pregnancy, UK Community, Community, UK

Rebecca Shepherd
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