Jess felt a sudden urge to go to the toilet (Picture: Jess Davis/SWNS)
A university student was completely stunned after giving birth when she went to the toilet – having had no idea she was pregnant.
Jess Davis – who turned 20 the day after her shock delivery – had assumed her abdominal pains were due to her period.
The history and politics student from Bristol had no obvious pregnancy symptoms and didn’t have a baby bump. Her periods had always been irregular, so she didn’t notice that she hadn’t had one for a while.
Jess is now getting used to motherhood after welcoming son, Freddie Oliver Davis, into the world on June 11 at 4:45pm, weighing 5lbs 5oz.
The new mum, who is currently in her second year at the University of Southampton, says: ‘I sometimes felt nauseas, but I had started taking a new prescription so I just put it down to my new medication.
Jess called her friend Liv who thought it was a prank at first (Picture: Jess Davis/SWNS)
‘When he was born it was the biggest shock of my life – I thought I was dreaming at first. I didn’t realise what had happened until I heard him cry.
‘It suddenly hit me that I really need to grow up now!’
At first, Jess says she was completely shocked – which is understandable.
‘At one point I felt tearing, but I didn’t know what it was’ (Picture: Jess Davis/SWNS)
‘It took a little while to get over the initial shock and adjust and bond with him, but now I’m over the moon,’ she explains. ‘He is the most chilled baby ever. He’s known as the quiet baby on the ward.’
When Jess woke up in severe pain in June 2022, she assumed it was the start of her period and walked to her local Asda to buy a hot water bottle.
‘I could barely walk and couldn’t even lie down on my bed when I got home,’ she says.
‘I was supposed to be having a house party that night for my birthday the next day, so I had a shower and a bath to try and make myself feel better, but the pain just got worse and worse’
Jess claims she suddenly felt an overwhelming need to go to the toilet, so sat down and started to push.
Jess, 12 days before giving birth (Picture: Jess Davis/SWNS)
‘At no point did I think I was giving birth – I just knew I needed to push,’ she explains.
‘At one point I felt tearing, but I didn’t know what it was. I just knew I needed to get it out.
‘Hearing him cry and realising what had actually happened was just so surreal.’
Unsure what to do, Jess, who was home alone, rang best friend Liv King, the inspiration behind Freddie’s middle name ‘Oliver’.
Little Freddie with Liv King at Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton (Picture: Jess Davis/SWNS)
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