Jayde Lawrence thought she was going in for surgery for a burst appendix that had suddenly caused her pain one day, but just 15 minutes and four pushes later, she instead gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
Sounds like a quirky pregnancy story, but the thing is, Jayde didn’t know she was pregnant to begin with.
According to the Daily Mail, the 27-year old from Perth, Australia, already took two pregnancy tests in the past few months that both turned out negative, and she showed no other sign of being pregnant, other than what seemed like a swollen stomach they attributed to something else.
She said in the report: “I was crying to him (her partner, Kurt Stuart) saying there’s something seriously wrong with me and he goes “your stomach is really swollen, I think you might have a burst appendix, you need to go to the hospital now.”
The surprise birth of baby boy Jax was ‘hard to comprehend’ at first, the couple said, but added they are over the moon at their new baby, who is the couple’s second child, as they also share a two-year old daughter.
“It’s hard to process something when you have 15 minutes to go from being a normal person to laying in a bed being told you’re about to give birth to a small human you had no idea you created,” she said.
The report added that the birth of baby Jax was ‘already against the odds’, as Jayde has polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) which can reduce the likelihood of a pregnancy.
Having PCOS also typically carries with it extra risks of carrying a fetus to full term, and needs constant monitoring from health care providers, so it’s incredible that Jax turned out the way he did.
The couple added that it took them four years to start a family, and hadn’t planned to try for a second child until 2019.
But now it looks like their daughter will have a baby brother earlier on.