Teenager gives birth to baby on the toilet after having no clue she was pregnant

Aimee Stevens, then 17, was sitting on the toilet in the middle of the night and felt a ‘sudden relief’.

She looked down and saw a baby’s legs and bum poking out of the toilet.

This was just three days after Aimee discovered she was pregnant as part of a routine appointment for a three-monthly contraceptive injection.

She had been told she was just five of six weeks pregnant, so her son’s arrival just three days later was a total shock.

Aimee scooped her baby out of the toilet and went to her bedroom before calling to wake up her mum, Becki, 40, who was sleeping downstairs and had no idea she was going to be a grandma.

Becki tied the umbilical cord with a strip of fabric she tore from Aimee’s work apron and called an ambulance as Aimee cut it with a pair of scissors.

Doctors reckon little 5lb 9oz Ché Andrew Cain was around 38 weeks – but don’t know for sure because mum Aimee flushed the placenta down the loo.

Both mum and baby were totally healthy, and only had to spend three days in hospital.

Aimee from Calne, Wiltshire, said: ‘I was in the worst pain ever, and throwing up in the sink next to me, then there was a feeling of such relief.

‘I stood up and there he was in the u-bend, I could see little bent legs and a bum, so I picked him up and walked into my room.

‘I still think about that night a lot.’

‘It’s so confusing, but when Ché first smiled at me it was just amazing, and I can’t think what I ever did before I had him now.’

Entirely unaware she was pregnant, Aimee, who turned 18 in May this year, had been studying for A levels and waiting tables at a restaurant while she was pregnant.

She hadn’t noticed her periods had stopped because she was using a contraceptive injection that stopped her bleeding, and had no bump or cravings.

Three days before Ché was born, she attended a routine appointment for a three-monthly contraceptive injection, which she had been taking for over a year.

Aimee said she was confused about some period-pain like cramps, so they decided to do a pregnancy test.

It showed a very faint positive result, so the nurse said Aimee was probably five to six weeks pregnant.

‘I felt everything all at once, and also nothing, I didn’t know what to do,’ said Aimee.

‘My friend who was with me for the day went to hug me and I said “No, because I’ll cry”.

‘I phoned baby’s dad, he was confused too.

‘I just went home and tried to forget about it.

‘I had no bump, no weight gain, no cravings, nothing, no one had noticed, not my friends, or people at work, or my mum who saw me every day.’

Two days later, on July 11, Aimee felt pain while she was relaxing with a friend, then struggled through a driving lesson in the afternoon.

The pain was so bad she decided to go to bed, never considering the feeling could be contractions as Aimee thought she was six weeks pregnant at most.

‘I thought they might be constipation, at worse a miscarriage, but mostly I thought they’d just pass eventually,’ said Aimee.

‘Pain doesn’t last forever. I put hot towels on my stomach, but it got worse and worse and worse, and I was back and forth to the toilet.

‘At midnight I decided to stay there until it passed, I was there for about 45 minutes.’

As she sat on the toilet, the teenager felt a sudden release, looked down, and realised her son, Ché had been born at 12.45am on July 12.

‘After I had him I remembered the placenta, and after that I walked around my room holding Ché and the placenta to find my scissors, then I cut the cord,’ she said.

‘I flushed the placenta down the toilet, that’s why we don’t know exactly how many months pregnant I was when he was born.

‘They brought him back to me and I just felt warmth flooding over me.’

Aimee called her boss to explain why she couldn’t be at work for 6am, and WhatsApped all her friends to give them the news.

Everyone thought she was joking until she sent photos of the newborn.

Aimee is back in her old job waiting tables, and plans to study social care soon as she wasn’t able to complete her A-levels at college.

Ché’s arrival was a huge shock, but Aimee managed to learn how to be a parent quickly.

‘We’ve got a really strong bond,’ Aimee said.

‘I didn’t know how to look after a baby but I learned pretty quick and Ché’s doing great, running round like crazy and talking.

‘My favourite part of the day is figuring out what we’re going to do, walking, baking, any kind of messy play, but I need adult socialising too, so going back to work was good.’

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