The 21-year-old, Beth Bamford was shocked when she got up in the middle of the night to go to the toilet but ended up giving birth to twins. She claims that she had no idea that she was pregnant.
Beth Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, gave birth to 5lb 10oz daughter Willow as boyfriend Andy Morris, 22, lay sound asleep just along the delivery of twins.
Beth called for an ambulance and emergency services talked her through pushing out the afterbirth but instead out popped twin Freya weighing 5lb 1oz.
She was scared when the baby, who was breech, was not breathing. Fortunately, the emergency service caller was able to coach Beth through a lifesaving ‘little shake’ and the smaller twin took her first breath.
Beth was already a mother of two Elsa-Mae, 3 and Alivia, 2, had visited her doctor several times thinking she was ill but neither the mother nor her doctors realised it was because she was pregnant.
Beth said that she had no idea that she was pregnant because she was still having her periods. She says new babies are a great surprise addition to her family.
Beth said: “It’s a big shock but a nice surprise. I didn’t know I was pregnant at all.’’
“I was in bed with my partner and I was getting pains. I didn’t say anything to him but I went downstairs to get a glass of water and they got worse and I thought I needed the toilet.
“I was still sitting on the toilet when I gave birth. I didn’t really have time to feel anything as it was happening.”
“It was a rush. One moment I was getting pain and the next moment I have got two new babies.
“I hadn’t phoned an ambulance but I called the emergency services and they talked me through it as I gave birth to the first one.’’
“They told me I needed to get the placenta out. I pushed again but another baby came out, not the placenta. It was a shock.
“The second one wasn’t breathing because she was breech. I was panicking about what to do because I wasn’t sure what to do with one, let alone two.”
“Nobody was answering me when I was shouting and I couldn’t wake my partner up because I was on the floor with the babies and couldn’t move.
“Andy eventually woke up and walked into the bathroom and just looked at me.
“He went to his mum’s bedroom and said: ‘Beth’s got two babies in the bathroom’.
“She thought he had lost the plot because she knew we had two children already.’’
“Two ambulances came and asked lots of questions, like how far along I was or where my notes were.
“They assumed I knew that information and had notes, but I didn’t.
“I told them I didn’t know I was pregnant or having twins, but nobody believed me – even my partner thought I had hidden it from him.
“I had had the shock of giving birth to babies, and then people accusing me of not knowing.
“I had nothing, no nappies or anything, to take with me to the hospital.”
Doctors said that Beth was 37 weeks pregnant when she gave birth to the twins on February 21.
Beth said: “I feel lucky because it could have been a lot worse.
“I have settled down a bit now, but it is scary going from two to four. It helped having a lot of support.
“I have not had to go to and buy anything for them, because people went out and bought clothes and baskets and things for them.
“I showed no signs of pregnancy and I even had my periods.
“I have got ulcers in my mouth which stopped me from eating so whatever I was eating went to the babies.
“During my pregnancy, I was just doing normal things. I was lifting heavy things, and if they had known at work, I wouldn’t have been there.’’
“I am a fussy eater and I don’t go out much anyway but I was still dancing like normal and doing everything that you would do if you’re not pregnant.
“Doctors thought I had a viral infection. I don’t feel angry. It didn’t pop into my head I could be pregnant.
“It’s a bit of a struggle but I just have to get on with it.”
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