Woman, 32, gives birth to surprise baby five weeks after boyfriend bought her a pregnancy test

Woman, 32, gives birth to surprise baby five weeks after boyfriend bought her pregnancy test ‘as a joke’ because she had ‘gained a bit’

  • Kirsty Pearce, 32, noticed she had ‘gained on a bit’ during the pandemic
  • Boyfriend Matt Sylvester, 40, had her take a pregnancy test ‘as a joke’
  • Stunned when it came positive and the doctors said she was 33 weeks pregnant
  • Couple rushed to prepare for baby and Kirsty gave birth just five weeks later
  • Matt said: ‘We were a bit shocked because we weren’t expecting a baby’


A woman has revealed how she found out she was 33 weeks pregnant after her boyfriend had her take a pregnancy test ‘as a joke’ after noticing she had ‘gained a little weight’.

Kirsty Pearce, 32, from Lowestoft, noticed in early October that she had gained weight, along with her boyfriend Matt Sylvester, 40, who bought her a test as a joke.

However, the couple were shocked when the results came back positive, with doctors confirming she was 33 weeks pregnant.

She gave birth to baby Jake Pearce Sylvester weeks later, and Matt shared it Lowestoft Journal: “At first, to be honest, we were a bit shocked because we weren’t expecting a baby.”

Kirsty Pearce, 32, from Lowestoft, has revealed how she found out she was 33 weeks pregnant after boyfriend Matt Sylvester, 40, gave her a pregnancy test ‘as a joke’ after noticing she had ‘gained on a bit’

However, the couple, the parents of nine-year-old Jessica, were shocked when the results came back positive, with doctors confirming Kirsty was 33 weeks pregnant (pictured)

Matt revealed how they noticed in early October that Kirsty had “gained on a bit.”

He said the family started to joke with her that she should take a pregnancy test, even urging her to do one.

However, they were all shocked when the tests came back positive and rushed to the hospital for a scan.

It was then that they learned that Kirsty was actually 33 weeks pregnant, and they only had weeks to prepare for their new baby.

Matt revealed how they noticed Kirsty had

Matt revealed how they noticed Kirsty had “gained on a bit” in early October, while the mother of one gave birth just a month later

After finding out Kirsty (pictured) was pregnant, the couple had just five weeks to get ready for their new baby

After finding out Kirsty (pictured) was pregnant, the couple had just five weeks to get ready for their new baby

In early November, Kirsty's waters broke and just two hours later, she gave birth to their son Jake.

In early November, Kirsty's waters broke and just two hours later, she gave birth to their son Jake.

In early November Kirsty’s waters broke and just two hours later she gave birth to their son Jake

In early November, Kirsty’s waters broke and just two hours later, she gave birth to their son Jake.

The couple, who already have a daughter, Jessica Pearce Sylvester, nine, welcomed son Jake at 8:37am at James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, on Nov. 8.

Born at 37 weeks, he weighed 7lb 15oz. Three weeks later he now weighs a healthy 8lb 4oz.

Matt said, “Most of our friends and family thought we were just joking with them and many didn’t believe us until Jake was born.

Matt described how Jake is 'slowly adjusting' to family life and 'getting into a routine'

Matt described how Jake 'slowly adjusts' to family life and 'gets into a routine' (pictured)

Matt described how Jake and the rest of the family are “slowly adjusting” to family life and “getting into a routine” (pictured)

Meanwhile, the father of two said the couple is 'looking forward' to raising their youngest child (pictured)

Meanwhile, the father of two said the couple is ‘looking forward’ to raising their youngest child (pictured)

“We had five weeks to sort it all out, which was a bit of a rush, but we got there in the end.”

He described how Jake is “slowly adjusting” to family life and “starting to get into a routine.”

Meanwhile, he said the couple is “looking forward to raising him.”

One in 450 women has NO idea they are having a baby until mid-pregnancy

One in 450 pregnant women in the UK don’t know they’re going to have a baby until week 20 of their pregnancy (mid-way through), and one in 2500 women aren’t aware until they go into labor.

It’s a phenomenon known as cryptic pregnancy – also known as “pregnancy denial.”

Cryptic pregnancies usually affect young women who have never had a pregnancy, or women who think they have gone through menopause and choose not to use birth control.

Women with irregular menstrual cycles are also more likely to miss signs they expect. This is especially true in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), where small cysts grow on the ovaries; the hormonal imbalance often leads to irregular or nonexistent periods.

However, there are some women who will continue to have monthly bleeding throughout their pregnancy. In this case, a scan at the local GP may be the only confirmation method.

Women may not expect to be pregnant if they take the Pill, but those who use the Pill religiously can still get pregnant.

Eight in 100 women can get pregnant while on the Pill – usually not because of problems with the Pill, but with the taker, either because they missed the Pill, vomited or had diarrhea.

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