A teenage mother revealed how she gave birth to her boy in the bathroom – just three days after discovering she was pregnant.
Aimee Stevens, 18, of Calne, Wiltshire, was told she was likely only five or six weeks pregnant when she attended a routine appointment for a three-month contraceptive injection.
But just when the then 17-year-old was thinking about the prospect of becoming a mother, she gave birth unexpectedly in a toilet in the middle of the night.
No hint of a bump! Aimee Stevens, 18, of Calne, Wiltshire, was told she was five or six weeks pregnant during a routine visit to discuss contraception with her doctor
Here in a flush! Three days after Aimee found out she was in the very early stages of pregnancy, she gave birth to her son Ché, who weighed 5 pounds 9 ounces
The high school graduate says she got rid of a stomach ache from constipation and decided to have an early night – however, she woke up to go to the bathroom and gave birth moments later
Her son, Che Andrew Cain, weighed 5 pounds 9 ounces, and Aimee was actually about 38 weeks old – although doctors couldn't be sure because Aimee was flushing the placenta in the loo.
Aimee, a waitress, rushes to her own bathroom and says she didn't realize she was giving birth until she felt "sudden relief" … and saw her newborn baby's legs and butt off the U-curve protruded.
Aimee shoveled her son out of the loo and went to her bedroom before calling to wake her own mother, Becki, 40, who was sleeping downstairs – and had no idea she was going to be a grandma.
Becki tied the string together with a strip she had torn from Aimee's work apron and called an ambulance while Aimee cut it with scissors.
Both mother and baby were perfectly healthy and only had to spend three days in the hospital.
Aimee of Calne, Wiltshire said, “In the worst pain ever, I threw myself in the sink next to me. Then there was a sense of relief.
I got up and there he was on the curve, I could see little bent legs and a bum so I picked it up and went to my room.
“I still think about that night a lot.
"It's so confusing, but when Ché smiled at me for the first time, it was just amazing and I can't imagine what I've ever done before I had him."
Aimee was thought to be 38 weeks pregnant at birth, but doctors aren't sure because she flushed the placenta down the toilet
Ché Andrew Cain (pictured) was born on July 12th at 12:45 pm weighing 5 pounds 9 ounces
Both Aimee and Baby Che were in good health, and the couple only spent three days in the hospital
Aimee's mother tied the umbilical cord and called an ambulance to take Aimee and her newborn to a hospital in Bath
Aimee, who turned 18 in May this year, hadn't noticed her pregnancy and had graduated from high school in a restaurant while she was pregnant, waiting for tables.
She had a boyfriend who she's still with but who didn't have a bump or cravings. She didn't realize she was missing her periods because she wasn't bleeding while using the contraceptive anyway.
Three days before Ché was born, she attended a routine appointment for a three-month contraceptive injection that she had been taking for over a year.
Aimee said she was confused about some period pains such as cramps, so they decided to take a pregnancy test.
& # 39; It took a long time to show a very weak positive result and the nurse thought Aimee would be five to six weeks pregnant.
On July 11th, Aimee's back pain got worse and she struggled through a driving lesson that afternoon
When she heard the news, she said, “I felt everything at once and nothing, I didn't know what to do. My friend, who was with me all day, hugged me and I said & # 39; No because I'm going to cry & # 39 ;.
“I called baby's father, he was confused too. I just went home and tried to forget. I had no lump, no weight gain, no cravings, nothing, no one noticed, not my friends or people at work or my mom who saw me every day. & # 39;
I had no lump, no weight gain, no cravings, nothing, no one noticed, not my friends or people at work or my mom who saw me every day
Two days later, on July 11, Aimee's pain got worse when she relaxed with a friend, and she struggled in pain through a driving lesson in the late afternoon.
"They were so bad after that that I just went to bed," she said.
“It never occurred to me that it could be contractions because I thought I was six weeks pregnant at most.
“I thought they could be constipation, worse, miscarriage, but mostly I thought they'd be over at some point.
“Pain doesn't last forever. I put hot towels on my stomach but it got worse and worse and I went back and forth to the bathroom.
"At midnight I decided to stay there until it was over. I was there for about 45 minutes."
Ché was born on July 12 at 12:45 p.m.
"After I got it, I remembered the placenta, and after that I went across my room with Che and the placenta to find my scissors and then cut the cord," she said.
"I flushed the placenta in the toilet, so we don't know exactly how many months I was pregnant when he was born."
Then Aimee called to her mother Becki, who tied the umbilical cord and called an ambulance to take the new family to a hospital in Bath.
Aimee said, "They brought him back to me and I just felt warmth run over me."
Aimee called her boss to explain why she couldn't be at work 6 a.m. and WhatsApped all of her friends to give them the news.
Ché is now 16 months old and Aimee is back at her old workbench at Brewer & # 39; s Fair Restaurant, even though she is on vacation
But she said everyone thought she was kidding until she sent them some photos of the newborn.
Shocked friends and family gathered and equipped the new, unprepared family in just over a day, and the hospital gave them tiny first clothes and diapers.
Ché is 16 months old and Aimee is back at her old job, waiting for tables at Brewer & # 39; s Fair Restaurant, even though she is on vacation.
The mother and son moved to their own place in Calne in July of that year.
She was unable to get her high school diploma in criminology, psychology, and economics from college, but plans to enter social welfare soon.
"I was at home with just Ché for a year," she said. “That was great because we have a really strong bond. I didn't know how to take care of a baby but I learned pretty quickly and Ché is fine, he walks around like crazy talking.
"My favorite part of the day is figuring out what we're going to do, going for a walk, baking, any kind of messy game, but I also have to talk to adults so it was good to go back to work."
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