A woman who went to bed with a headache and ended up being placed in an induced coma woke up four days later to find that she had unknowingly given birth a little girl. Eighteen-year-old Ebony Steveson was completely unaware she was even pregnant when she went to bed feeling unwell on 2 December last year, but as her health took a turn for the worse, she was rushed into hospital where medics placed her in an induced coma. Ebony woke up on 6 December and was shocked to find that she was now the mother of a little girl.
The college student had no clue she was pregnant, saying she didn't have a bump or morning sickness and hadn't missed any periods. Also unknown to Ebony was the fact she has a rare condition called uterus didelphys, which means she was born with two uteruses, and as she has two uteruses she continued to have periods as normal, leaving her unaware she was pregnant. After being rushed into Royal Oldham Hospital following a number of seizures, tests showed she was pregnant and had suffered from preeclampsia, which was causing the seizures. Medics carried out an emergency caesarean section on 3 December, resulting in the birth of a little girl weighing 7lbs 10oz.
Ebony woke up 6 December to the surprising news that she was now a mum. After the initial shock wore off, she began bonding with her little girl, who she named Elodie."I didn't think I even wanted kids," she said. "At least not for another 10 years and never expected to be a young mum."Waking up from a coma to be told I had been pregnant and had given birth to a baby girl was overwhelming, to say the least."Meeting my baby was so surreal. It felt like an out of body experience."I worried I wouldn't bond with my daughter because I had no time to get my head around her arrival, but I think she's amazing."It's an absolute miracle. I wouldn't change Elodie for the world."
The new mum says the last thing she can remember is going to bed on the 2 December and then waking up four days later being told she had given birth. However, her mum Sheree, 39, has been on-hand to help fill in the blanks. Sheree said: "At around 10pm that night I heard Ebony shout down to me that her headache had gotten really bad."She started being sick, so I rushed her into the bathroom and before I knew it she was having a seizure on the bathroom floor."I rang 999 immediately as she'd never had anything like this before." While waiting for the paramedics, Ebony had five more seizures in five minutes. When they arrived, they asked if she could be pregnant, but Sheree told them 'no'."Despite me insisting she couldn't be pregnant, the paramedics were certain she was, and to my shock, a bump had appeared at her stomach," Sheree said."They think the ferocity of the seizures could have caused the baby to move, making it suddenly visible."Recalling the moment she came around from the coma and was told that she was a mum, Ebony added: "When I woke up I remember the nurses telling me I had a baby, and before I knew it they'd put her on my chest."It sounds awful now, but I asked them to take her away as I was so confused and sure they'd made a mistake."But my mum explained it all to me while the nurses were there, and they gave my little girl back to me to hold properly for the first time."Although I was so confused and pretty scared - it was a beautiful moment and she was so quiet."Now Ebony plans to go back to college and mum Sheree will help her take care of the new arrival."Although I had no time to prepare, I wouldn't change what's happened for the world," said Ebony."I'm so excited to wake up and see her every morning, and to get to spend another day with my precious little miracle."