A woman was shocked to discover she was having a baby when she used her iPhone camera to investigate what was happening down below.
Earlier this year, 24-year-old Charlotte Dubard was simply going about her day when she suddenly felt a series of abdominal pains.
She couldn’t figure out what was wrong, so she used her phone to take a video and was stunned to see the baby’s hair sprouting from between her legs.
Charlotte, who works as a waitress, had no idea she was pregnant. Although she’d put on around 11lbs and developed a sugar craving, the 24-year-old had remained a size 8-10, continued having periods and was taking the contraceptive pill.
Throughout the nine months in which she unknowingly carried the child, Charlotte drank, smoked and worked 14 hour days.
She recalled the moment she started having stomach pains, saying:
One evening, I started to get cramps but they were really quite mild – milder than my usual period pains.
Then the next day they continued and they kept coming and going in waves which I now realise were my contractions.
Charlotte had to rely on instinct as she went through labour and gave birth in the bathtub, alone and without the help of painkillers.
She found a pair of nail scissors and cut the umbilical cord, before calling her boyfriend of three years, Miguel Angel.
The 28-year-old came home from work, but understandably he struggled to believe the baby really belonged to him and Charlotte.
The waitress explained:
When Miguel came home, he screamed ‘Oh my god you found a baby in the street!’
I started bawling and said ‘This is ours’.
He was in shock. Neither of us could believe it was ours.
The couple quickly took the newborn, named Elias, to the hospital, where he was put in intensive care for thorough checks.
Thankfully, the 6lbs 8oz baby was healthy and happy, and is now home with his parents.
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