21-year-old Belinda Waite had learnt that she was pregnant only after she went into labour. Ms Waite was told by doctors that she had Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and gout when she had gone for a check-up nine months ago.
"You read about these stories in magazines but you never think they happen to real people and I certainly never thought it would happen to me," Ms Waite said. "It was obviously a huge shock for us all but you have to get on with these things and we are really enjoying it."
AdvertisementShe added that during the latter months of her pregnancy she did feel that something was moving inside her, but pregnancy never crossed her mind.
Ms Waite was examined thrice by doctors at her local hospital in Tiverton before they told her she was three months pregnant. However he was in fact nine months pregnant and her daughter Lousie was born four hours later.