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Victorian Woman Who Didn't Know She Was Pregnant Gives Birth To Twins

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Victorian Woman Who Didn't Know She Was Pregnant Gives Birth To Twins

A woman in Victoria has revealed how she gave birth to twins despite only finding out she was pregnant the week before.

Annie Tupou didn't suspect a thing and said her body hadn't changed that dramatically and was only sporadically tired, according to 9News.

But when she went for a doctor's appointment, her physician informed her she was six months pregnant.

It was a shock to Annie, however her husband Russell suspected something was up.

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A week after she was told she was two-thirds along in her pregnancy, the mum of eight went into labour at her home on the Mornington Peninsula.

She detailed her experience in a Facebook post, where she said: "I had recently posted last week about tying my tubes after baby number nine as I literally found out a week and a half ago I was pregnant, and I was finding out this Thursday what I was having at my ultrasound.

"Well I never made it to my ultrasound did I."

Credit: Channel 9
Credit: Channel 9
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When she went into labour she initially thought she was having Braxton Hicks contractions, which is a tightening of a woman's abdomen that comes and goes during a pregnancy and can help tone the muscles in the uterus and can also help prepare the cervix for birth.

But Annie quickly realised it definitely wasn't that.

"I reached down and my baby girl's head was half out!!!," Ms Tupou said in her post on social media. "I got into midwife mode as my hubby was in Sydney for work, I got blankets and towels ... and Twin A slid out straight away coming into this world at 3.45am."

Paramedics arrived and helped treat the mum and baby and eventually took them to Frankston Hospital.

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Incredibly, she then discovered she wasn't having just one child.

Midwives reportedly yelled 'code blue' and Annie was told there was another one on the way. Baby number two was delivered two hours after the first and the pair were transferred to Monash Children's Hospital to be monitored.

Speaking to Channel 9, Annie said it has certainly been an adjustment since being told a week earlier that she was pregnant.

"It will be a long road to recovery but they're here and now I have 10 kids under 10, five boys and five girls - my family is complete," Ms Tupou said.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 9

Topics: Australia

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