A teaching assistant with ‘no pregnancy symptoms’ has revealed how she woke up in a hospital bed to find she’d given birth.
Lisa Davey had “no clue” she was expecting a child when she contracted sepsis and her health dramatically deteriorated.
The 27-year-old was brought into A&E at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in April last year with a suspected abdominal infection.
Medics discovered she had a tiny tummy bump, which they initially thought could be linked to the possible infection.
But an ultrasound revealed she was actually 26 weeks pregnant and had developed HELLP syndrome – a rare liver a blood clotting disorder and condition which affects pregnant women.
As her health worsened and her organs began to fail, doctors took Lisa to theatre for a caesarean section to save both her and her baby.