21Yr-Old Mum Goes To Pee, Births Twins Instead
When Beth Bamford woke up in the night, she thought she needed a quick pee.
But the mum was left shocked when she ended up giving birth to twins.
The 21-year-old from Stoke-on-Trent gave birth to her daughter Willow, weighing 5lbs 10oz, while boyfriend Andy Morris lay sound asleep in bed.
She called for an ambulance, and 999 operators talked her through pushing out the afterbirth.
But instead, out popped Willow’s twin sister, Freya, weighing 5lbs 1oz.
Beth, who had no idea she was pregnant, was terrified when Freya, who was born feet first, wasn’t breathing.
When Beth got up in the night thinking she needed the toilet, she was shocked when twins Willow and Freya arrived instead
Thankfully, the quick-thinking ambulance operator was able to coach Beth through a lifesaving “little shake” and Freya took her first breath.
Beth had visited her doctor numerous times, thinking she was ill. But neither she nor her doctors realised her symptoms were down to her being pregnant.
She claims she hadn’t noticed any signs of being pregnant, and was still having periods.
Doctors think Beth was about 37 weeks pregnant, but she was still having periods and thought she had just put on a bit of weight
The young mum wasn’t eating any more than usual, and had put on a bit of weight but thought she was just a bit “fat”.
“It’s a big shock but a nice surprise,” Beth said. “I didn’t know I was pregnant at all. I was in bed with my partner and I was getting pains. It’s a big shock but a nice surprise. I didn’t know I was pregnant at all
“I didn’t say anything to him but I went downstairs to get a glass of water and they got worse and I thought I needed the toilet. I was still sitting on the toilet when I gave birth. I didn’t really have time to feel anything as it was happening. It was a rush. One moment I was getting pain and the next moment I have got two new babies.”
The 21-year-old said she was coached through giving birth by the 999 call operator.
She said. “They told me I needed to get the placenta out.I pushed again but another baby came out, not the placenta. It was another shock. he second one wasn’t breathing because she was breech. I was panicking about what to do because I wasn’t sure what to do with one, let alone two.”
Despite shouting for help, Andy didn’t wake up – and Beth couldn’t leave the bathroom, where her two new arrivals were on the floor with her. When he did finally wake up, he walked into find his girlfriend and their new arrivals.
When paramedics arrived they quizzed Beth, asking how far along she was, and where her notes were.