Lyndsay Lowery, 32, enjoyed a day of high ropes abseiling at the local sports centre just one week before she gave birth to her daughter Isabella
A woman rushed to hospital with stomach pains was left completely stunned when doctors told her she was pregnant before giving birth three hours later.
Lyndsay Lowery, 32, had no idea she was pregnant and had even taken part in a day of high ropes abseiling at the local sports centre just one week before she gave birth to her daughter Isabella.
Shocked Lyndsay had even been losing weight in the months leading up to the discovery, after following a WeightWatchers diet and dropping from a size 18 to a size 14.
She and fiance Adam Hourton had also enjoyed countless foreign holidays and going on the world’s biggest rollercoasters.
Hours before giving birth, she went to bed at 9pm but woke up with pains and her mum rushed her from her home in Colwick, Nottingham, to A&E .
Lyndsay just one week before giving birth (Image: SWNS.com)
When they arrived at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, doctors discovered she was in labour and was already 6cm dilated.
Three hours later she gave birth to 8lb 3oz Isabella on May 11, 2015.
Now as the couple prepare to celebrate Isabella’s third birthday next month, Adam has written a book about their unexpected arrival.
Proud dad Adam, 32, an optician, said: “We had been carrying on our lives we normally would which meant going to as many gigs as possible and going on holiday.
“We went to Florida, went on all the rollercoasters, we went to Salou and went on all the rollercoasters.
Isabella at two weeks old (Image: SWNS.com)
Lyndsay and Adam are now preparing to celebrate Isabella’s third birthday (Image: SWNS.com)
“Florida has the massive rollercoasters, we went from mid-September to October – if she was in early pregnancy , that’s the stage they say not to do this and that.
“We were in Salou – March to April.
“That was a nice beachy holiday, Lyndsay was dieting – she was actually losing weight which was really funny.
“She had been having occasional WeightWatchers wine which is only around three per cent alcohol, so in effect she cut everything out.
“A week before the birth we went on a high ropes abseiling day at the local water sports centre.
“Lyndsay lost her footing and was hanging over nothing with the harness kicking in – little did we know she had a full-term baby in her stomach.”
Lyndsay pictured at about seven months pregnant (Image: SWNS.com)
Adam said the couple had the shock of their lives (Image: SWNS.com)
Lyndsay had finished her shift in an opticians and had gone to bed early when she felt painful stomach cramps.
She said:”I went to work as normal and went home to my mum’s house who made dinner. We watched the soaps and I went to bed about 9pm.
“I woke up about 10.30pm with a strange stomach pain, I tried to go back to sleep, but was unable to do so.
“I started moving around and my mum went upstairs to check me.
“I was curled on the floor in the foetal position.
“My mum rang for an ambulance but told her to get me to hospital under our own steam because I was responsive.
“One panicked taxi ride later we get to hospital and I keeled over. I went straight to the front of the queue because they thought it might be my appendix but diagnosed very quickly that I was 6cm dilated and having contractions.
“It all happened really quickly after that. We rang Adam and told him to get to the hospital and a few hours later I had Isabella.
“Adam was slightly in denial in the delivery room, even with the sensor on my stomach and the heartbeat. I just said, ‘I would know if I was pregnant.’
“Not to know somebody is living inside you is surreal – the (medical staff) said she (Isabella) was hiding in the back.”
Adam has now written a book about the couple’s experiences, called ‘Three Hour Dad’.