Daventry mum who didn't know she was pregnant gives birth alone on her sofa

A Daventry mum who had no idea she was pregnant until she was 34 weeks gone, had another little surprise at the weekend.

Wednesday, 20th October 2021, 10:48 am
Cheryl with her baby daughter Ruby.

Cheryl Warsop gave birth to a healthy six pound girl - Ruby - in her front room on Friday.

The new mum, who has two other children, told The Gusher: "Ruby literally shot out!

"It came as a shock when I found out I was 34 weeks pregnant as I hadn't been able to see a doctor for months and had no real symptoms or put a lot of weight on. Then at 6.30pm on Friday I started getting pains so rang for an ambulance."

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Little gem - Ruby.

Cheryl was on the phone to the operator while she was having contractions.

"The next thing I knew, I felt the head coming," she added, "Then she literally shot out! I was trying to steady her with one hand and then take my stuff down with the other hand."

The paramedics arrived then arrived to take over mum and baby's care.

"At 36 weeks, Ruby was early," added Cheryl, who had a short stay in hospital after her experience.

"But she's really healthy and now I'm over the shock, I couldn't be happier and I can laugh about it now."