For most people, pregnancy means getting regular ultrasounds, reading parenting books, preparing a nursery, and relaxing ahead of what is sure to be a rather stressful, albeit happy, time in your life.
But one girl didn’t get the opportunity to experience pregnancy in the traditional sense. She didn’t actually know that she was pregnant until 9-months later when she was going into labour!
Caity, a self-confessed party girl who had gone to the doctor with pains in her stomach was told that she was about to give birth.
And no, she had absolutely no symptoms until the day she gave birth.
“I still was on the pill, got my period every month,” Caity said
While it was no doubt a shock for Caity, it must have also been a shock for the father of the baby! However, unfortunately Caity told us that he was no longer part of the picture.
“It was just someone that I was seeing for a few months and then kind of just fizzled off,” Caity explained. “A few days later I sent him a message but he did reply and say that he didn’t want anything to do with us basically.”
Not only was Caity left a single mother, but she had absolutely nothing prepared for a baby.
“All my savings went to buying everything baby,” she said. “Family and friends helped out as well.”
Thankfully Caity’s family couldn’t have responded better to the news and offered to help in any way that they could.
“My mum was over the moon. She’d been saying that she wanted a grandbaby for ages and then all of a sudden it was like ‘I’m having one’.”
Caity’s son is now 9-months-old and while she never would have imagine that this would happen to her, she couldn’t really picture her life any other way now.