South East Wales

Woman unaware of pregnancy gives birth in GP surgery

Clare Evans and Erin Louise Roberts Image copyright Wales news service
Image caption Clare Evans said friends and family have been buying gifts for her daughter

A woman went to her GP with a suspected kidney infection and gave birth in the doctor's surgery.

Clare Evans, 24, rang the NHS helpline after suffering with stomach pain was told she could have a kidney infection.

Ms Evans, of Newport, went to her local surgery for a check-up where her waters broke before she gave birth to 6lbs 12oz Erin Louise Roberts.

The first-time mother said: "I was so shocked, I told them that I didn't know I was pregnant."

Ms Evans added: "I had no signs of pregnancy, I didn't have any morning sickness and I didn't have a bump.

"It was a surprise but I can't find words to say just how thrilled I am.

"I love motherhood, even though it was completely unexpected I wouldn't change it for the world."