Teenager wakes up from four-day coma to find she's had a baby

2019-02-19 11:40
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A British teen, who went to bed with a headache and fell into a coma, woke up four days later to a surprise baby.

Ebony Stevenson, from Great Manchester in England, had no idea she was pregnant when she went to bed on December 2, Metro reports.

The university student, who studies physiotherapy, didn't have a baby bump and hadn't missed her period or experienced morning sickness.

After suffering several seizures, the 18-year-old was rushed to hospital and placed in an induced coma, before waking up having had a baby girl, Daily Mail reports.

"She started being sick so I rushed her into the bathroom and before I knew it she was having a seizure on the bathroom floor," Ebony's mother, Sheree, said in a recent interview.

"I rang 999 immediately as she'd never had anything like this before."

"In the five minutes it took the ambulance to arrive, Ebony had five more seizures."

Medics performed numerous tests and discovered Ebony had pre-eclampsia, high blood pressure during pregnancy that can lead to seizures.

The teen underwent an emergency caesarean on December 3, Yahoo Lifestyle reports.

Ebony remained in an induced coma for four days while her mom Sheree looked after the baby girl, who was later named Elodie.

"When I woke up I remember the nurses telling me I had a baby, and before I knew it they'd put her on my chest," Ebony said in her first interview since giving birth.

"It sounds awful now, but I asked them to take her away as I was so confused and sure they'd made a mistake.

"But my mom explained it all to me while the nurses were there and they gave my little girl back to me to hold properly for the first time.

"Although I was so confused – and pretty scared – it was a beautiful moment and she was so quiet."

Little Elodie was hidden in one of two uteruses, a condition called uterus didelphys.

The new mom believes her baby is a miracle.        

"I didn't think I even wanted kids, at least not for another 10 years and never expected to be a young mom," Ebony said.

"Waking up from a coma to be told I'd been pregnant and had given birth to a baby girl was overwhelming, to say the least.

"Meeting my baby was so surreal. It felt like an out of body experience.

"It's an absolute miracle. I wouldn't change Elodie for the world."

Sources: Metro, Daily Mail, Yahoo Lifestyle

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