Teenage mother who gave birth without even KNOWING she was pregnant says she thought she had ‘gastro’
A teenage mother who gave birth without even knowing she was pregnant said she thought she had “gastro” before her water suddenly broke.
Amber Smith, 18, from Mareeba in Far North Queensland, said she felt “tension” in her stomach before “a huge stream of water and pink liquid” poured onto the floor.
Ten minutes later, her ‘child prodigy’ – Cooper Allen-Robert Woods – was born, forever changing the lives of her and her fiancé Blairdon Nicol, 20.
He was born on April 15 at 1.22 am and weighed 3.06 kg.
Amber Smith, 18, gave birth to her son Cooper Allen-Robert Woods on April 15. Photo: Mrs. Smith, Baby Cooper and Blairdon Nicol
Ms. Smith told the Daily Mail Australia that she had finished with a headache and thought she had an upset stomach, so she spent the afternoon relaxing.
“I had to work in the morning and about twenty minutes in my shower my whole stomach contracted and as I looked down, a huge stream of water poured out of me,” she said.
“I thought it had to be urine or something, but it was a pink color, so my thoughts turned to breaking my water, but I didn’t think in any way because I wasn’t pregnant.”
The young couple appeared Today to speak about the shock delivery on Wednesday morning.
Hosts Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon asked Mrs. Smith if she had any suspicion that she was about to become a mother.
“Not at all, because I still had regular periods and I had no show or anything, or symptoms such as morning sickness,” she said via video chat.
When Mrs. Smith realized something was wrong, she shouted that Mr. Nicol would come and help her.
“I realized what happened when she gave a terrible scream in the shower and I was startled,” he said.
Mrs. Smith was in the shower when she felt a sharp pain in her stomach when she saw blood and water covering the shower floor
The young couple appeared on Today to speak about the shock delivery on Wednesday morning
The 20-year-old father said the birth of their first child was “absolute, 100 percent” a “complete shock.”
“I’m not exactly sure what went through my mind, but it was a huge shock,” he said.
“Because I had to deliver my son, it was a complete package. No one should do this, no one should experience this. ‘
Mister Nicol saw the baby’s head uncovered, so he called an ambulance before helping the baby give birth.
“We were both in total shock, but Blairdon was immediately in love. I was in so much pain and it hurt to sit, my legs couldn’t stop shaking and I couldn’t stop crying, ” she told Daily Mail Australia.
Ms. Smith said she had no idea she was pregnant because her body didn’t change much and she was still having her period.
In the photo: Cooper Allen-Robert Woods, whose surprise birth changed his parents’ lives forever
She said there had been a slight weight gain, but that was it.
Ms. Smith said she didn’t tell her family until they were all hospitalized.
The family was incredulous until they saw the photo of her with the baby.
They were immediately ecstatic and came up with names for bub to call them. Both our families and friends and colleagues were so supportive and immediately tried to help us prepare for life as parents, ”she said.
Ms. Smith said the couple always wanted children, but wanted to wait until they were more financially stable.
Now, six days later, they can’t imagine their lives without Cooper.
Mr. Nicol helped give birth to his own child in ten minutes and “immediately fell in love” with Cooper
Ms. Smith and Cooper were allowed to return home from the hospital on Monday morning.
“I was actually happy to stay in the hospital because the midwives really helped me learn how to care for Cooper at home,” she said.
The only annoying thing was that no visitors were allowed to come due to coronavirus. Cooper and I avoid the coronavirus by staying home and restricting who can come home. ‘
The 18-year-old said today that the doctors are not 100 percent sure how her pregnancy went unnoticed.
“Some say it’s a cryptic pregnancy and that he was further up to the spine and covered and that’s why I couldn’t feel stairs and stuff.
“It’s a bit iffy, they can’t say it exactly.”
Ms. Smith said the couple always wanted children, but wanted to wait until they were more financially stable