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Teen goes to hospital with back pain and ends up giving birth to surprise baby in A&E toilet


Dion and Callum had no idea Lilly-May was on the way but are now proud parents (Picture: Wales News Service)

Dion Seaborne started suffering from severe back pain and thought she had hurt herself at the Burger King restaurant where she works.

But the 18-year-old was actually in labour and she had no idea she was even pregnant.

Unsuspecting Dion, Griffithstown, South Wales, went to A&E at Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, South Wales, on November 6

She had been seen by a doctor but was waiting for more tests on her sore back, so she went to the loo while she waited.

Alone in the hospital due to Covid, she ended up giving birth to daughter Lilly-May on the toilet.

Dion said: ‘My back had been sore for about three days and I thought I had hurt it in work, so I went to the hospital to find out what was wrong.

‘Because of Covid-19 restrictions I was there by myself. I’d been seen, had my blood pressure and temperature taken and was waiting to be seen again.

Callum and Dion with Lilly-May (Picture: Wales News Service)

‘It was about 3am and I needed to go to the toilet. I was pushing and pushing and the next thing Lilly-May was born.

‘I had to shout for a nurse to come and help me because I couldn’t reach the emergency button and at this point Lilly-May was in the toilet.

‘They got her out of the toilet and took her off to get cleaned up. And then I was able to hold her and was taken to the maternity ward.

‘I found it terrifying. I have never been so scared in my life.’

Dion rang her partner Callum Morris, also 18, to share the exciting news.

She said: ‘When I rang Callum to tell him that he was a dad to a little girl, he was so surprised he went upstairs to wake his mum up to tell her because it was 4am.

‘He came down to the hospital to bring me some clothes and things and that’s when he met Lilly-May for the first time.

Baby Lily May (Picture: Wales News Service)

‘His face was a picture. He couldn’t stop smiling, saying he loves her and giving her cuddles.’

Dion says she had no pregnancy symptoms and even felt like she lost weight before the birth.

She said: ‘I was still having my regular periods so it never crossed my mind that I could be pregnant.

‘I was feeling normal. I didn’t have any food cravings, my feet didn’t swell and my clothes even fitted me the same.

‘I didn’t feel any different. I hadn’t put on any weight, in fact everyone was telling me I’d lost some weight.’

Dion says she isn’t a big drinker so luckily that did not impact her baby but she had carried on lifting heavy boxes at work and even went on fairground rides.

She added: ‘When I think about it, I was doing everything I shouldn’t have been doing if I’d known I was pregnant.’

Lilly-May was healthy and the couple are now getting used to life as a family of three.

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