A teenager who fell into a coma after going to bed with a headache woke up four days later and discovered that she had given birth to an unexpected baby girl.
Ebony Stevenson, 18, from Oldham, said she had absolutely no idea that she was pregnant when she went to bed having a headache.
Stevenson was taken to the hospital after suffering a series of seizures where the medical team discovered the surprise baby.
She had a rare condition called uterus didelphys where her unborn baby developed in one of two wombs.
The teenager awoke four days later with a baby girl. They say it was an absolute miracle.
Stevenson said she had not known that she was pregnant because she had not developed a bump, experienced morning sickness or missed a period.
The now mother named her daughter Elodie, and said the whole experience was “overwhelming to say the least”.
“Meeting my baby was so surreal. It felt like an out-of-body experience,” she said.
“I worried I wouldn’t bond with my daughter because I had no time to get my head around her arrival, but I think she’s amazing.
“It’s an absolute miracle. I wouldn’t change Elodie for the world.”
Stevenson’s mother, Sheree, 39, said she called 999 after her daughter started being sick and having seizures on the bathroom floor.
Doctors discovered they were caused by preeclampsia and then told her mother that Stevenson was pregnant and that the baby needed to be delivered.
She underwent an emergency Caesarean and gave birth to Elodie just over three hours after her first seizure.
Her mother said, “Despite me insisting she couldn’t be pregnant, the paramedics were certain she was and, to my shock, a bump had appeared at her stomach.”
Stevenson said Elodie was put straight on her chest when she awoke from the coma.
“It sounds awful now, but I asked them to take her away as I was so confused and sure they’d made a mistake,” she said.
“But my mum explained it all to me while the nurses were there and they gave my little girl back to me to hold properly for the first time.”
“Although I was so confused – and pretty scared – it was a beautiful moment and she was so quiet.”
Due to the weight of the baby, doctors believe Stevenson actually carried Elodie to a full-term pregnancy.
Stevenson plans to go back to her studies at Hopwood College, Middleton.
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