A teenager who went to bed with a headache and fell into a coma, woke up four days later to a surprise baby.
Ebony Stevenson, from Manchester, had no idea she was pregnant when she went to bed feeling unwell on December 2, 2018.
After suffering a series of seizures, the 18-year-old was rushed to hospital and placed in an induced coma, before waking up on December 6 having had a baby girl.
“She started being sick so I rushed her into the bathroom and before I knew it she was having a seizure on the bathroom floor,” Ebony’s mum, Sheree, said.
“I rang 999 immediately as she’d never had anything like this before.”
“In the five minutes it took the ambulance to arrive, Ebony had five more seizures”.
Medics performed tests and discovered Ebony had suffered from preeclampsia, which had caused the seizures, and she was pregnant.
She underwent an emergency caesarean on Monday 3 December and gave birth to a baby girl at 1.32am who weighed 3.2kg – just over three hours after the first fit.
For the next four days, Ebony was in an induced coma while Sheree stayed by her side, looking after the little baby girl – who was later named Elodie.
Ebony woke on December 6 to discover she had given birth and was suddenly a mum.
“When I woke up I remember the nurses telling me I had a baby, and before I knew it they’d put her on my chest,” said Ebony.
“It sounds awful now, but I asked them to take her away as I was so confused and sure they’d made a mistake.
“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.”
The sports physiotherapy student hadn’t developed a bump, experienced no morning sickness and had not missed a period.
She had no idea she was expecting as her unborn baby was hidden in one of two uteruses, in a condition called uterus didelphys.
The condition, thought to affect one in 3,000 women, means those affected are born with two uteruses.
In Ebony’s case, only one of them had a fallopian tube to carry an egg, while the other had none – meaning her chances of conception should have been slim.
She has now got her head around the news and is enjoying bonding with her daughter.
“I didn’t think I even wanted kids, at least not for another 10 years and never expected to be a young mum,” the first time mum said
“Waking up from a coma to be told I had been pregnant and had given birth to a baby girl was overwhelming to say the least.
“Meeting my baby was so surreal. It felt like an out of body experience.
“It’s an absolute miracle. I wouldn’t change Elodie for the world.”
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