A Massachusetts woman didn’t know she was pregnant until after she gave birth in the toilet – and even then, the baby’s father initially thought the newborn in the toilet bowl was just feces.
Melissa Surgecoff, 38, thought she was only suffering from severe period pain the day she gave birth – and although the pain increased and she asked her fiancé, Donnie Campbell, 37, to call the emergency number, she assumed that she died. a kidney stone.
She was sitting in the toilet when baby Liam entered the world, but she still didn’t understand what had happened, and found herself ‘panicking’ and first assuming she had lost an organ.
Surprise! Melissa Surgecoff, 38, only knew she was pregnant after giving birth in the toilet
What is that? When Liam entered the world, she still did not understand what had happened, and found herself ‘panicking’ and first assuming she had lost an organ
According to NBC Bostonthe couple from Peabody have been together for seven years.
Although they wanted to have children, they planned to wait until after their wedding, which had been postponed due to the pandemic.
“We always wanted our ducks one after the other, we wanted to get married, we wanted to move, we wanted the right jobs,” said Melissa.
But on March 8, Melissa began to feel unwell early in the morning, assuming she was having severe menstrual cramps.
The cramps got worse and closer together, becoming so painful that Melissa asked Donnie to call the emergency number and tell the dispatcher she passed a kidney stone.
Meanwhile, Melissa was on the toilet, the only place where she felt any relief.
Confused: Her fiancé, Donnie Campbell, 37, thought at first look it was feces before realizing it was a baby and cleaning it
Au! Melissa thought she was only suffering from severe menstrual pain the day she gave birth, and although the pain was increasing, she thought she was passing a kidney stone.
“I was screaming, trying not to be loud, like I didn’t know what this was,” she said Today
Before EMTs could arrive, Melissa felt something leave her body and saw what it was.
“I look in the toilet and I still didn’t know what it was,” she said. ‘I thought I actually lost an organ because I didn’t know! I’m screaming, I’m going crazy, I’m in shock. ‘
Donnie entered the bathroom and looked in the toilet – but at first glance he thought the newborn was feces.
But soon he discovered it was a baby, took it from the toilet and cleaned it.
“We were just in a bit of shock and didn’t expect it, and all of a sudden there’s a baby in the toilet,” he said.
“ We were just in a bit of shock and didn’t expect it, and all of a sudden there’s a baby in the toilet, ” said Donnie
Huh! Looking back, Melissa can now spot signs that she was pregnant
The new parents took their surprise baby to the hospital, where doctors confirmed he was healthy.
Looking back, Melissa can now spot signs that she was pregnant, but at the time she thought her weight gain was due to the pandemic and rejected her mission as part of her normal irregular cycle.
“So if you look back on it now, yes, there are clear indications,” she said. “As if my feet were swollen … My shoulders and upper body were swollen and just like, you know, gaining weight.”
Although she and Donnie were shocked at first, she says she now considers the addition to her family to be “ wonderful, ” and thanks her family for helping to give her everything she needed on such short notice.
Normal mothers have nine months to do everything, save and get gifts and buy stuff. Once [my family] discovered, they went into super overdrive, ‘she said.