It was a shock for Klara Dollan who had no morning sickness, no back pain, and no visible baby bump until she suddenly gave birth. The woman was very shocked when, after a day of increasingly debilitating pain, she gave birth. According to Metro, Klara, who was 22 at the time, had cramps on the morning of the birth, but thought she was having a painful period. She then went to work, which included standing through a two-hour meeting, before returning home. When she got home, she found she had forgotten her keys and had to wait two more hours for a locksmith to arrive.
Finally, about an hour later, the pain now so intense that the only place Klara felt comfortable was on the toilet, she heard a knock on the bathroom door. ‘I heard a knock at the door and managed to drag myself off the toilet and open it – by this point I was bleeding heavily,’ she told MailOnline.
‘My neighbour came in and I asked her to call an ambulance. Then I had this extremely painful urge to push: that’s when the head came out. My neighbour was in the corridor and I was screaming: “It’s a baby, oh my God! It’s a baby.” A few minutes later, Klara was cradling a 7lb baby girl.
Klara, who is 6ft tall and gained just under 28lb over the course of the pregnancy, had split up with her ex-boyfriend Kris five months before the birth, and put the weight gain down to comfort eating. ‘Most women at nine months are huge – my mum gained nearly six stone with me,’ she said.
The phenomenon is known as cryptic pregnancy. One in 450 pregnant British women don’t know they are going to have a baby until week 20 of the pregnancy, or halfway through. One in 2,500 women don’t know at all until they go into labour.
Klara is now adjusting well to life with Amelia, who is now two months old. Her family and her ex-boyfriend Kris, who initially didn’t believe her story, are helping to support her. ‘I was looking forward to having a normal nine-to-five job, then my life changed overnight, in the blink of an eye, with one long, hard push,’ she said.