A teenager achieved hero status recently when her mother suddenly went into labor at 3 a.m. — no child was harmed in making this miraculous reality show.
Pregnancy is a big deal, and it is a very noticeable state of being. However, Nicola Thomas, who recently welcomed her third child, claims that people around her did not notice she was carrying a child, and she was also clueless.
She had woken up in the early hours of Tuesday, March 15, 2022, and her baby had chosen that time to announce itself. The only symptom the pregnancy seemed to give her was discomfort at night, but the 36-year-old wrote it off as a side effect of her monthly period.
Nicola Thomas and her daughters Ellis and Baylee-Rae Thomas. | Source: youtube.com/walesonline
That day, she had taken paracetamol to calm her body before taking care of the house chores. Some washing came after, and then she put her kids to sleep.
All tasks accomplished, the tired mother returned to her room to get some sleep. But unfortunately, her rest was interrupted twice by her three-year-old child Blayke, first at 12 a.m. and again at 1 a.m.
Both times, Thomas said she was quite OK; however, at 3 a.m., things had changed, and she felt a sudden urge to get to the toilet.
Nicola Thomas kissing her new born, Baylee-Rae on her cheeks. | Source: youtube.com/Wales Online
It felt like a mile away, and when Thomas realized she wouldn't make it, she prepared herself to push from wherever she was. After pushing, Thomas felt something different, and to confirm her building suspicion, she reached down and felt a baby's head.
Thomas quickly told her son to wake his sister, and the obedient boy quickly delivered her message to 14-year-old Ellis, who sprang into action. Nicola said:
"She delivered the baby, checked the cord wasn't wrapped around her neck. I'm hoping she'll be a midwife now when she's older."
Nicola Thomas with Ellis Thomas who was holding her sister, Baylee-Rae in her arms. | Source: youtube.com/Wales Online
Despite her mom's praises, Ellis seemed too shaken by the ordeal to want to be exposed to it frequently. Still, it was a great thing she did, welcoming her new sister Baylee-Rae who weighed in at 6lb 15oz and was healthy as a buck.
An ambulance arrived shortly after, and the paramedics expressed shock at the miraculous delivery and pregnancy.
Baby Baylee-Rae sleeping. | Source: youtube.com/Wales Online
Mother and child spent five days in the hospital taking all necessary tests because Nicola had been entirely in the dark and had not known to go for prenatal scans.
Nothing was out of place, and both the child and mother returned home and started adjusting to their new life with help from family. The whole affair still baffles Thomas, claiming that her two previous pregnancies made her unwell.
She described the affair as "nuts" and revealed that she would be staying at her mom's for some time till she could handle having another infant dependent on her. She said:
"I've always said when I've seen stories myself and people are like 'we didn't know we were pregnant' – how can you not tell?"
Thomas definitely didn't see it coming, but the odds are that she will most likely watch those similar stories with more reverence now.
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