EMMA HOBDAY, 19
I gave birth to my son... just 20mins after discovering I was pregnant
|Shock to the system ... Emma Hobday with her son Jamie|
|Young mum ... teenage Emma, Jamie and her son's father|
STACIE SPEAK, 21
|Standing on ceremony ... Stacie, here with Jack and Steven, was waitressing when she went into labour|
“As I headed to the restaurant, I felt a sharp pain in my stomach.
“I thought it was just cramp and tried to carry on but the pain got worse so I went back to our room to take a bath.
“Before I got in it, I suddenly felt the urge to go to the loo. All of a sudden the pain got sharper.
“Within minutes I was lying on the bathroom floor, scared of what was happening to me.
“I was screaming, and then I looked down at a newborn baby boy.
Steven could hear the commotion and smashed down the bathroom door to see his girlfriend holding their baby.
But it was only when the ambulance arrived to take her to Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital that Stacie realised she was a
She says: “As everyone was rushing around me, it suddenly hit me what had happened — I was a mother.
“I had given birth to a little boy, born weighing 6lb 3oz and I’d had no idea I’d been pregnant. All I could think was that my
parents were going to kill me.
“We were taken to hospital, where everything seemed like a blur.
“Looking at our baby boy, we decided to call him Jack, after Steven’s grandad.
“Despite my fear of what my parents would say, they arrived at the hospital full of concern for me and beamed when they
saw their grandson.
“Steven and I quickly adjusted to our new roles as a mum and dad.
“He may have arrived as a complete surprise — but Jack couldn’t have a more loving home.”
MARGOT BLOOM, 42
“I had put on a bit of weight but I put it down to my stressful job and eating the wrong foods.
“When my waters broke one morning, I thought I’d wet the bed and was really embarrassed.
“But when I got stomach pains it dawned on me that I was pregnant.”
Unable to come to terms with not only being pregnant but about to go into labour, she tried to ignore the pains and went to the supermarket.
She says: “It was such a shock I needed time to process what was happening so I tried to continue my day as I’d planned.
“I shopped, cleaned the house and cooked a roast dinner — but when the contractions started I knew I had to face reality so called my parents and broke the news.
“There was silence at the end of the line and Dad came straight over to take me to the hospital.
“I knew the father was someone I’d had a very short relationship with nine months before. I panicked about telling him.
“He was shocked at first but it turned into a happy surprise.”
Two hours after arriving at the Princess Anne Hospital on February 20, 2006, Margot’s son, Sam, was born.
She says: “My older children are now 22, 20, 19, 17 and 15 and their reaction was pure shock. After that, they really helped out.”
The first week was very strange but I got back in the routine of being a mum and remembered how much I loved having children.
“Sam’s now six and I couldn’t be happier to have such a wonderful surprise.”