Jess Davis, 20, assumed she had ᴀʙᴅᴏᴍɪɴᴀʟ ᴘᴀɪɴ because she was ᴍᴇɴsᴛʀᴜᴀᴛɪɴɢ. But the University of Southampton student was shocked when she gave birth to a 5-pound, 5-ounce baby boy while she was sitting on the toilet.
The history and politics student named the surprise baby Freddie Oliver Davis and claimed she didn’t have any symptoms of pregnancy. Her son was brought into the world on June 11 at 4.45pm.
The new mom said, “My periods have always been irregular, so I didn’t really notice. Sometimes I felt nauseous, but I had started taking a new prescription, so I simply attributed it to my new medication. When he was born, it was the biggest shock of my life – I thought I was dreaming at first.”
“I didn’t realize what had happened until I heard him cry, it suddenly occurred to me that I really needed to grow up now! It took me a while to get over the initial shock, adjust, and bond with him, but now I’m over the moon. He is the coldest baby ever and is known as the quiet baby on the ward,” Jess added.
When Jess woke up in severe ᴘᴀɪɴ last month, she assumed it was the start of her period and went to her local Asda to buy a hot water bottle. But when she got home, she struggled to get into bed due to the ᴘᴀɪɴ.
She was supposed to have a house party that night for her birthday, which was the next day, which was obviously cancelled.
Jess tried to take a shower to ease the ᴘᴀɪɴ, but had an “overwhelming” urge to go to the bathroom. She recalled, “At no point did I think I was giving birth – I just knew I had to push. At one point, I felt something tearing, but I didn’t know what it was. I just knew I needed to get it out. Hearing him cry and realizing what had actually happened was just so surreal.”
Fortunately, Jess’ mom has been supportive and is excited to become a grandmother.
“My mom is the best person in the world. She has been so supportive and she is over the moon to be a grandmother!” said Jess.
“I just think about him all the time. I am transferring to a local university to continue my studies; I will be closer to home, which makes caring for the children easier. I look forward to watching him grow and being there for him every step of the way,” Jess said.