A student who went to the hospital with “appendicitis” finds out that she is pregnant and in labor
A young student who went into labor just fifteen minutes after shockingly discovering she was pregnant has revealed she initially went to the doctor thinking she had “appendicitis” and went into labour.
Kayla Simpson, 21, student at Indiana University, was shocked to see the baby when doctors gave her an ultrasound after she thought she was suffering from appendicitis because she was having severe cramps and bleeding.
The student was suffering from what she thought were severe monthly cramps but showed no signs of pregnancy – and while she thought she would leave the hospital without her appendix, she instead left with a newborn.
Her daughter Madi, one, was born just 15 minutes after the ultrasound, which shocked everyone.
Indiana University student Kayla Simpson, 21, had no idea she was pregnant until she went to the hospital for “appendicitis” and went into labor
Student was shocked to see her baby when doctors gave her an ultrasound after she thought she was having severe period cramps
Her daughter Madi, one, was born fifteen years after the ultrasound, leaving all of Maddi’s friends, family and herself confused
How Kayla didn’t know she was pregnant until she went into labor: What is a cryptic pregnancy?
- A cryptic pregnancy is a mysterious pregnancy that goes unnoticed until labor begins
- It occurs in one in 475 women
- During a cryptic pregnancy, the symptoms are mild enough to pass off as a temporary illness
- If someone continues to take birth control while pregnant, they may not experience pregnancy symptoms and therefore have a hidden pregnancy
- Source: Flo. Health
In a series of viral videos published by her TikTok the student explained how she eventually found out she was going to give birth.
Kayla explained: ‘So on the 7th of November around 12.30pm I had really mild period cramps.
‘And then they got really bad 30 minutes later.
‘So I called my mum thinking my appendix was bursting because I was bleeding a lot.
‘I was in so much pain that I could hardly speak and could hardly move.
‘But I was walking, so I could walk, I could do anything. I was just in a lot of pain.’
Kayla and her mom then went to the hospital to check her out, assuming the doctors were going to remove her appendix.
“I think my appendix is bursting and the doctor is urgently pushing my stomach and doesn’t suspect anything,” she added.
The doctor didn’t see any signs of appendicitis, so he thought Kayla might have a cyst and suggested an ultrasound.
During the ultrasound, Kayla’s mum spotted ‘something familiar’ – little baby feet – and the doctors rushed her to the labor ward.
‘The next thing I remember I was screaming in pain and on the ultrasound you can see like little feet and I started screaming so loud.’
The doctors came in shortly after and told Kayla that she was going into labor and that she was 10 cm dilated.
15 minutes later, Kayla gave birth to a daughter.
During the ultrasound, Kayla’s mom spotted ‘something familiar’ and the doctors rushed her to the labor ward
Kayla experienced a mystery pregnancy, which is a mystery pregnancy that goes unnoticed until late in the pregnancy or until she gives birth
She added that she didn’t have a ‘bump’, was ‘the skinniest she’s ever been’ and had regular periods throughout her pregnancy (Kayla is five months pregnant in the photo on the right)
In her viral videos, she explained that she had no idea she was pregnant because she didn’t feel any pain and even worked a ’12-hour double shift’ the day before.
She added that she didn’t have a ‘bump’, was the ‘skinniest of her life’ and had regular periods throughout her pregnancy.
Kayla was in labor just an hour before giving birth.
Although Kayla was shocked, she was so happy to come home with a healthy baby who had become her ‘best friend’.
Kayla noted that her family and friends have been very supportive and added that she nicknamed her daughter ‘frat baby’ because of how she met Madi’s father.
Although Kayla and Madi’s father are no longer together, according to Kayla he visits Madi and will help her when he can.
Kayla experienced a mystery pregnancy, which is a mystery pregnancy that goes unnoticed until late in the pregnancy or until she gives birth.
According to AmericanPregnancy.orgA cryptic pregnancy, also known as a concealed pregnancy, is when a woman does not know she is pregnant because testing methods do not detect the pregnancy or she does not notice that she has symptoms of pregnancy.
Viewers were shocked to hear Kayla’s story, with many even describing the mystery pregnancy as their ‘worst nightmare’
Research estimates that one in 475 pregnancies may go undetected or unnoticed until the pregnant woman is about 20 weeks pregnant.
One in 2,500 mysterious pregnancies is not recognized until the woman goes into labor.
Viewers were shocked to hear Kayla’s story, with many even describing the mystery pregnancy as their ‘worst nightmare’.
One user said: ‘Really my only consistent fear is that I’m secretly almost four months pregnant.’
Another added: ‘My worst nightmare.’
“The ultimate ‘good thing that quickly escalated’ story,” another user commented.
‘Well your appendix is absolutely gorgeous,’ joked another user.