Scots mum with back pain went to hospital and gave birth after 44 seconds on bed

Natasha pictured at home with her surprise baby
Natasha pictured at home with her surprise baby -Credit:HotSpot Media

A mum-of-three has revealed how she went into hospital for a back scan but ended up with a baby. Natasha, 30, had no idea that she was pregnant and was left stunned after she gave birth to her full-term daughter in just 44 seconds on an ultrasound bed.

Thankfully, despite her shock arrival, now two months old, is happy and healthy. Now Natasha, from Ayrshire, has spoken out to raise awareness of cryptic pregnancies.

She says: "To this day, I still can't believe what happened. But I wouldn't change her for the world."

In February this year, Natasha suffered from severe back pain, and she wasn't passing urine. Concerned, she visited the doctor where she did a urine sample, but everything was clear.

Her GP referred her for an emergency appointment at Crosshouse Hospital, near Kilmarnock. Natasha says: "The pain in my back became so bad that I couldn't sit down."

Crosshouse Hospital
Crosshouse Hospital -Credit:Reach plc

At hospital, Natasha had a scan on her bladder, before being sent for an MRI scan. Natasha remembers: "I was asked if I could be pregnant, and I said no.

"I didn't think it was possible. I'd had regular periods, no symptoms and no bump."

But immediately after the MRI scan, Natasha had the urge to use the toilet.

She says: "When I sat down, I thought, 'Oh no!' I recognised the feeling. It felt like a baby was coming."

Natasha pulled the emergency cord to alert staff, and they lay her onto a bed. They quickly performed an ultrasound, which confirmed that there was a baby and it was coming.

Natasha says: "The staff rang for the maternity and A&E teams, but there wasn't enough time. Suddenly, I felt the sensation to push."

Less than a minute later, Natasha's baby was born, and staff placed her onto her chest. She'd given birth to a healthy baby girl, who Natasha later named her baby.

She was full-term and weighed 5lbs 13oz. Natasha says: "I was in complete shock."

Natasha and her baby were checked over in A&E, before being taken to a maternity suite. Hospital staff contacted Natasha's mum to tell her the surprise news and she rushed straight to her side.

Natasha says: "She was as shocked as I was."

Next day, Natasha's mum returned with her daughters, now four, and one, who were in love with their little sister. After 24 hours, Natasha and her baby were discharged.

Natasha says: "I wasn't planning on having another child, so I'd disposed of all her last baby items. Thankfully, my mum, auntie and sister went out and bought everything I needed."

Now, three months on, Natasha is adapting to life as a mum of three.

She says: "I think we're all just about over the shock of her baby's arrival. I had no symptoms during the entire pregnancy. I'd even gone out with my friends, drinking.

"I'm so grateful that I was in the hospital when she was born, otherwise, who knows where I might have been? She is the best surprise ever."

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