Two weeks ago, 23-year-old Erin gave birth to a very healthy baby, named Isla, weighing 3.5kg
But the unusual pregnancy left Erin with no baby bump, no morning sickness, no cravings and all happened while she was using contraceptive injections.
“I wasn’t showing obviously because I fit into everything. It’s just really bizarre,” Erin told 7NEWS in an exclusive interview.
Erin said she felt unwell on the day Isla was born, but didn’t realise why until the baby’s dramatic arrival, which she said was all over in about 10 minutes.
Her partner Dan said: “I heard a scream and I ran in there and then I saw the little one and I thought, hang on there’s two.”
The shocked new father quickly realised baby Isla wasn’t breathing and rang triple-0.
Audio from the phone call to emergency services revealed how the operator helped save the little girl’s life.
“How many weeks pregnant was she? We didn’t know she was pregnant,” Dan can be heard telling the operator.
With help from emergency services, the new father was able to save the baby, who is now perfectly healthy.
‘I heard a scream and I ran in there and then I saw the little one and I thought, hang on there’s two.’
A surprise baby is often called a cryptic or stealth pregnancy.
One in 500 women don’t know they are carrying a baby until they are 20 weeks into their pregnancy and one in 2500 don’t find out until they are in labour.
“I’m still in shock, but you just adjust and this is our life now. We wouldn’t change it,” Erin said at 7News.