Teenager wakes from coma to find she’s given birth to a surprise baby
A teenager in the UK went to bed with a bad headache and lapsed into a four-day coma. When she woke up she was told she had given birth to a baby girl.
- Ms Stevenson had no idea she was pregnant when she starting feeling unwell
- The 18-year-old student’s pregnancy went unnoticed as she has two uteruses
- She said meeting her baby after waking from her coma was “surreal”
Ebony Stevenson, 18, from Oldham, near Manchester, had no idea she was pregnant when she felt unwell.
There were no signs to give away that she was pregnant. The college student hadn’t developed a bump, experienced no morning sickness and had not missed a period.
Ms Stevenson had a condition called uterus didelphys. This condition means women can have two uteruses.
She had no idea she was expecting as her unborn baby was hidden in one of two uteruses.
One of the wombs was continuing her menstruation cycle while the other was growing her baby.
The second womb was positioned towards her back so it went unnoticed.
The first-time mum, who named her daughter Elodie, spoke to the BBC and said the 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.”
Doctors discovered Ms Stevenson was having seizures caused by preeclampsia (a condition that affects some pregnant women, usually during the second half of pregnancy) and then told her mother she was pregnant and that the baby needed to be delivered.
Ms Stevenson underwent an emergency caesarean and gave birth to Elodie just over three hours after her first seizure.
The new mum plans to go back to her studies in February.