A SIZE 6 mum-of-three has revealed how she gave birth to her son -45 minutes after suffering a tummy ache – despite being on the pill and having boozed for months!
Sal Guest, 24, of Dudley, West Midlands, had no idea she was pregnant as she was taking contraceptives, had no bump and still had periods.
One morning in January 2018 she woke up with excruciating abdominal pains and an urge to go to the toilet.
Unknown to the single mum, she was in labour.
Sal gave birth less than an hour in her bedroom to baby Denny, now two.
Shocked Sal, who is also mum to Kristie, six and Bobbie, five, says: “I’d been on the pill, had a flat stomach, been drinking alcohol and had periods throughout.
“I just couldn’t believe I’d carried a baby for nine months without knowing.
“Thank goodness he was healthy.”
In early 2017, Sal, then 22, reconnected with an old school friend.
The pair started dating but parted ways a few months later.
Then, in June, Sal sadly lost her mum, Johanne, 51.
She says: “I was devastated when my mum died and I coped with the grief by going out with my friends drinking.
“I used alcohol to numb the pain of losing her.
“I was very depressed at this point.”
On New Year’s Eve 2017, Sal went on a night out to the pub with her dad, Paul, 55.
There, they celebrated with drinks and dancing.
Weeks passed and on January 26, 2018, Sal woke up in agony.
She says: “I woke up with awful back and stomach pain.
“I had the strongest urge to go to the toilet but couldn’t go.
“I fed the kids breakfast as normal and then got back into bed.”
The pain didn’t subside and Sal called a friend for advice.
She says: “My friend came over and I told her I felt like I’d been run over by a train. The pain was horrendous.
“She said I should call 999, but I didn’t think it was that serious. I took some co-codamol and hoped it would subside.”
But the pain continued, and soon, Sal was on her bed writhing in pain.
Her friend phoned for an ambulance and spoke to the operator.
Sal says: “She explained my symptoms to the operator and then turned to me and said ‘They think you’re in labour’.
“I burst out laughing and said there was no way – I was on the pill and had just come off my period.
“She insisted she check down below anyway, so I told her to go ahead.
“Minutes later, she looked like she’d seen a ghost.
“She told me ‘There’s a baby’s head – you’re crowning.’
“I felt numb with shock.”
But there was no time for the news to sink it and minutes later a baby boy weighing 7lbs 14oz was born.
She says: “When my friend placed him into my arms, I fell in love instantly.”
While she waited for an ambulance, Sal rang her dad who was equally gobsmacked.
Paramedics turned up soon after and whisked her and her baby to Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley.
At the hospital, they were checked over and Sal’s son was given a clean bill of health.
Sal says: “As I lay on the ward, I was stunned, and started to cry.
“I couldn’t believe he’d been hiding in my belly for nine months.
“I decided to name him Denny, after my grandad who was called Dennis.
“I couldn’t get my head round how I’d had a baby but no symptoms.
“The doctor told me there was a chance the baby had been positioned in my back, meaning no bump had been visible.
“Then it hit me.
“I’d been drinking and felt really guilty, but thankfully he was completely fine.
“That night we went home and I introduced Denny to the girls.”