A resident of the British city of Perth (Scotland) found out about pregnancy just minutes before giving birth. She told her story to the Daily Record.
In December 2018, the mother of 17-year-old Siobhan Buchanan noticed that her daughter's face was swollen and acne appeared. She suspected that the girl was pregnant, but she did not believe it. Siobhan argued that this was impossible, since she was carefully protected. In addition, there were no other signs: her periods did not stop and her belly did not grow. Pregnancy tests also showed negative results.
Three months later, Siobhan suffered back pain. At first she thought it was an uncomfortable chair at work, but the pain intensified. The next day, she became so ill that she had to call an ambulance. “I was shocked when the hospital immediately sent me to the maternity ward and had an ultrasound scan,” she recalls. The mother's suspicions turned out to be correct: the girl was pregnant, and the back pain was associated with the impending birth.
A few minutes later, Siobhan gave birth to a healthy son, who weighed 2.4 kilograms. “I couldn’t believe that I was carrying a baby for nine months without even knowing it,” she admits. According to doctors, the absence of the abdomen was due to the location of the fetus, and menstruation was still interrupted, but the girl did not notice this due to irregular bleeding.
Earlier it was reported that a resident of the British city of Stockport, Greater Manchester, discovered that she was pregnant when childbirth had already begun. Since the fetus was located closer to the back, her abdomen almost did not increase, she associated the growing weight with the lack of activity during quarantine, and took the labor pains for pain during menstruation.