A SLIM teenager who had no baby bump — and no idea she was pregnant — is now mum to a bouncing baby girl.
Self-confessed party animal Charlotte Thomson was having regular periods and wore figure-hugging size eight dresses. A month before little Molly was born, she noticed she had put on 3lb and felt tired — but blamed it on ‘going out all the time’.
In December 2015, she woke up in agony at 2.30am.
‘I took paracetamol and hoped it would blow over,’ she said. ‘Instead, the pain got worse — I was in agony.’
The nursery nurse from Newcastle took a taxi to hospital, where staff realised she was due to give birth.
Molly was born weighing 6lb 15oz. Doctors said Charlotte still had a flat stomach because the baby had been tucked up under her mum’s ribs.
Charlotte, now 21, said it was scary becoming a parent unexpectedly at 19. But she added: ‘I wouldn’t change Molly for the world. She has joined the nursery I work at so I can take her with me, which is perfect. Her dad is an ex who is no longer in the picture, but I have plenty of help from my parents.’