A woman from Nottinghamshire was shocked when she went into labor just 24 hours after finding she was pregnant. Molly Gilbert found out she was pregnant on September 7th, went into labor the next day, and gave birth to her son in the early hours of September 9th.
The Trowell citizen, 25, claims she had no idea she was pregnant and had no time to prepare for the arrival of her son, Beau, at the Royal Derby Hospital. The operations support worker explained that she had been to the doctor in the previous few months because she felt something ‘wasn’t right,’ and she had been tested for a number of conditions.
She said: “I’ve been going back and forth to the doctor since the end of March as my weight has been really up and down, it has been for years, but it was noticeably different these last few months. “I was being tested for lymphedema and lipoedema because they just thought it was water retention or something like that.”
She adds: “They checked diabetes and thyroids and things like that but said it wasn’t that. So I was just really trying to say that there is definitely something wrong with me, I don’t feel right.” Molly then underwent additional blood tests on Monday, September 5, and discovered two days later that she had low iron and a liver problem.
She said: “I was like well at least I’ve got kind of an answer to what’s going on, but then an hour later they rang me back and said actually we’ve had the rest of the blood results, and you’re pregnant.
“I said no I’m really not I can’t be, and if I am I’m like six months. I split up with my boyfriend in March, so I was like there’s no chance, no, not a chance.”
Doctors advised Molly to see a midwife right away because she was so far along in her pregnancy. Molly’s midwife then scheduled another blood test for the following afternoon, followed by a scan the following week.
Molly went home to tell her mum, thinking “right, at least we have a few weeks to kind of plan what’s going on, we have to get sorted.” She claims she went to work the next day as usual, but when she went to meet her mother for lunch, her waters broke.
“My mum rang an ambulance and they took me in. They wanted to scan me as we had no idea how far gone I was, no idea about anything. “They scanned me and they actually laughed, they were like ‘you’re 39 weeks and 6 days. You’re having a boy and he’s coming now.’ I was like ‘oh no, this can’t be happening.”
Molly described the whole experience as “crazy.” She claims that because she didn’t have time to plan the birth, she didn’t have time to panic or listen to horror stories. Her friends and family have been extremely supportive.
“I’ve been really lucky, I’ve had so many people wanting to give me stuff thinking I won’t have anything. A lot of people have been around and brought me stuff and my parents went and got me a pram, so it’s not like I came home to nothing.”