Thursday, April 4, 2019

Teen Who Didn’t Know She Was Pregnant Wakes Up With A Baby Bump & Gives Birth 45 Minutes Later

Emmalouise Leggate, 19, had quite a shock when she woke up with a baby bump – and gave birth just 45 minutes later. Emmalouise had been on the pill, and says she had no idea she was pregnant.

She experienced no morning sickness or food cravings, never felt her baby kick, and blamed her missing periods on being on the contraceptive pill.

The teenager went to bed with a flat stomach then woke up the next morning, on 17 July, to find a full-on baby bump. Within 45 minutes, Emmalouise had given birth to her second child, a baby girl.

When she woke up to find a bump where there hadn’t been one before, Emmalouise called for her mum, Jackie Ford, who called Emmalouise’s grandmother, Louise. Louise drove the teenager to the hospital and left her parked outside while she ran to get a midwife.

By the time she found someone, Emmalouise had already given birth to her baby girl, Ciara, in the backseat of the car.

‘The doctors couldn’t explain why I didn’t have a bump. They just told me that she must have been sitting in my lower back and that it is quite common. ‘People tend to find out around their 20-week scan once the baby starts to kick, but Ciara never kicked. I never felt her do it. ‘I never had any morning sickness or cravings either, nothing like that.

‘I had no bump. I had put on a bit of weight, so my mum was suggesting we go out walking and do different things to burn it off because I kept going on about my weight.

‘The weight was across my full body, more in my arms, legs and face than anywhere else. My stomach never grew.’ Emmalouise and her partner, Sean, describe Ciara as a happy accident, calling her ‘the best thing that could have happened’, but they’d rather not have any more surprise children. Emmalouise has now swapped the contraceptive pill for the coil, and takes regular pregnancy tests just in case.


  1. It's such a rare case

  2. Just like my own case too. Healthy and menstruating the first two trimesters without knowing anything

  3. End time kids feeling so comfortable having sex at 19 and taking pills, you are just lucky and might not be next time