As any expectant mother would be sure to share, pregnancy comes with a laundry list of unflattering physical changes. From weight gain, swollen ankles, lightning crotch and red-hot heartburn, carrying a growing baby is no easy task. Unfortunately for then-19-year-old British party girl Charlotte Thomson, a medical rarity allowed for her daughter to grow within her womb for the entire nine-month gestation period without prompting her to seek professional attention. Ill-prepared for the news she received while languishing in an emergency room, Thomson was forced to quickly come to terms with the fact that in a few hours, she would be a mom to a healthy baby girl.
Meet Charlotte Thomson
Charlotte Thomson, now age 21, was a typical woman enjoying the freedom of young adulthood in her Newcastle Upon Tyne, England hometown. At the time of her pregnancy, the then-19-year-old teenager experienced regular periods and had no reason to expect that she was with child. According to the doctors in charge of Thomson’s care, this bleeding was not due to menstruation, but was instead caused by her cervix changing to accomodate the pregnancy.