Woman who didn't realize she was pregnant gives birth on the TOILET
‘I looked down and he was in there with water up to his ears’: Woman, 34, who didn’t know she was pregnant gives birth on the TOILET after mistaking labor pains for constipation
- Marla McEntire, from Georgia, had unknowingly carried her baby for 40 weeks
- The 34-year-old was on birth control and missed just one period during that time
- She mistook her labor pains for constipation and gave birth to a son on the toilet
A woman who did not realize that she was pregnant has revealed how she ended up giving birth on the toilet after mistaking her labor pains for constipation.
Marla McEntire, from Georgia, had unknowingly carried the baby for 40 weeks despite being on birth control.
The 34-year-old said that she had missed just one period during that time but dismissed it after taking a pregnancy test that came out as negative.
But she ended up giving birth to her five-pound, 18-inch son – who she has since named Atlas Cohen – while on the toilet.
Marla McEntire, from Georgia, had unknowingly carried the baby for 40 weeks despite being on birth control
She ended up giving birth to her five-pound, 18-inch son – who she has since named Atlas Cohen – while on the toilet
Marla took to TikTok to share her story, telling followers: ‘I’m 34 years old, I’ve never had a pregnancy scare before.
‘I got pregnant last May and I never showed, my stomach was squishy, my belly button didn’t pop out, no morning sickness, I never felt a kick – nothing.
‘Around January, I started having some hip pain and some stomach issues so I went to a chiropractor and went to a doctor and no one caught the fact that there was a baby in there.’
Speaking about when Atlas was born, she said: ‘That night I thought I was constipated.
‘I sent my dad to the store to get me laxatives and I went back and forth to the bathroom about five times.
‘And then on the fifth time is when Atlas came.’
Marla, who has been on birth control since she was 18, continues: ‘So I had just had Atlas in the toilet, I looked down and see that he’s alive and I yell for my dad.
‘My dad comes in there and helps me get the baby out of the toilet because obviously he is still attached at this point and it’s a little hard for me to get him out.’
The 34-year-old said that she had missed just one period during that time but dismissed it after taking a pregnancy test that came out as negative
The unsuspecting mom gave birth to her son while on the toilet after mistaking her labor pains for constipation
Marla and Atlas were eventually taken to hospital for check ups – and both mother and baby are doing well
She later told the New York Post: ‘I looked down in the toilet, and he is in there with water up to his ears and right under his chin, just looking back up at me, like, “Are you going to get me out of here mom?”‘
Her father, Kevin, immediately called 911 for advice who began talking him through the next steps.
She explains: ‘The EMTs are like “okay you need to tie the umbilical cord off” but he really doesn’t feel comfortable doing that, so he takes a chip clip – like the clips you keep your potato chip bags closed with – and clips my umbilical cord with that until the EMTs get there.
‘We live in the middle of nowhere so it takes about 20 minutes for this to happen – and at this point I’m just spread eagle on the floor with my dad right there – and I’m like “what is happening right now.”
‘There was so much to process at one time.’
Marla said the bathroom ‘looked like a murder scene’ and that the father-daughter duo were trying to stay as calm as possible.
They were eventually taken to hospital for check ups – and both mother and baby are doing well.
Marla has since told the publication: ‘There are still some issues with the paternity of the father that I’m dealing with.’
Marla’s sister Lacey (pictured together) took to Instagram to share a heart-warming post about the new mother-son duo
Story time! Part 1 #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #foryourpage #ididntknowiwaspregnant #storytime #newmom #boymom
The new mother said that she is grateful for her family and friends who banded together to help buy baby equipment and supplies needed at such short notice.
Her sister, Lacey, also took to Instagram to share a heart-warming post about the new mother-son duo.
She wrote: ‘February 27, 11.28pm was one of those moments that changes your life in a split second. My sister unexpectedly and miraculously gave birth to a healthy, beautiful baby boy… at home… without ever knowing she was pregnant.
‘Dear baby Atlas, it is sooo insane to think that just seven days ago, no one knew you existed. Not even your mom! (who was getting ready to leave for a four-day camping music festival in Florida… thank goodness you made your appearance when you did).
‘I never thought I would get to be an aunt, but now here I am, just so overwhelmed with love for you little guy!! Give me another week and maybe I won’t cry every time I hold you.
‘Dear sister, the moment I found out Atlas was born and met y’all over at the hospital, I saw a change wash over you, a new found sense of peace and purpose in this life.
‘You have one heck of a testimony now sis, and have so beautifully taken on this unexpected roll of motherhood. I seriously could not be more proud of you.’
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