The Australian couple became known in 2019 when the woman, a model, gave birth to a healthy little girl even though she had no idea she was pregnant. The Melbourne woman and her partner are very sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ, but despite not planning the baby, they love her very much. The little girl was named Isla.
Erin Langmaid and her boyfriend, Dan Carty, did not ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ a child. Erin got ᴄᴏɴᴛʀᴀᴄᴇᴘᴛɪᴠᴇ ɪɴᴊᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴs, but somehow she did get them, and the baby arrived in the most dramatic way possible.
Isla’s birth sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ the party. Erin did not experience any ᴍᴏʀɴɪɴɢ sɪᴄᴋɴᴇss or any other signs of pregnancy, such as mood swings, and worked full-time throughout.
“It didn’t seem to me at all that I was pregnant, I could fit in every dress,” Erin said.
One morning, she woke up feeling unwell and went out to the bathroom. It was there that she began to feel the contractions that, within minutes, were so intense that he screamed in ᴘᴀɪɴ, drawing his partner’s attention as well.
By the time Dan entered the bathroom, Erin was already giving life to the baby. Childbirth did not last longer than 10 minutes. However, after the first sʜᴏᴄᴋ, Dan noticed that the little one was not breathing. He immediately called the emergency number and, while the ambulances were already on their way to them, he tried to use the call handler to save the baby.
The call handler asked him how many weeks his girlfriend had been pregnant, but Dan couldn’t answer because they had no idea that Erin was pregnant.
It was the first time Dan had given first aid to a baby, but with the help of a call manager, he managed to save his little girl’s life. Soon after, ambulances also arrived and took the mother and newborn to the hospital. Doctors found that Erin had experienced a so-called “hidden pregnancy”.
Hidden pregnancies are quite rare and mean that the mother often does not know that she is expecting a baby until she is born because she does not experience the usual symptoms of pregnancy. It can also happen that if you take a pregnancy test, it will show a negative result. In addition, women who are already irregular in their ᴍᴇɴsᴛʀᴜᴀʟ ᴘᴇʀɪᴏᴅ do not necessarily suspect pregnancy, even if their cycle is missed.
The occurrence of a latent pregnancy may be related to certain conditions, such as ᴘᴏʟʏᴄʏsᴛɪᴄ ᴏᴠᴀʀʏ sʏɴᴅʀᴏᴍᴇ, the period around the climax, or the regular use of ᴄᴏɴᴛʀᴀᴄᴇᴘᴛɪᴠᴇs, so that in this case, the woman may be more unaware of the pregnancy.
Despite the fact that Erin did not experience any symptoms and her belly did not grow, her baby girl was born with a healthy weight of 3.3 kilos. Although the parents were very surprised by her arrival, they loved little Isla, their prodigy, more than anything.