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'Bloated' Mum Gives Birth Just A Day After Discovering She Was Pregnant

30/11/2010 11:39 | Updated 22 May 2015

Karen Barker and surprise baby JackWhen health care assistant Karen Barker, 24, visited her GP with a bloated tummy, she expected to be told she had a bowel problem, yet the doctor gave her a far more shocking diagnosis - she was eight months pregnant.

Karen, 24, was then in for a further surprise when just 24 hours later she suffered stomach pains whilst at work and gave birth at her local walk-in health centre.

Karen, from Sunderland, who already has a one-year-old son Jamie-Lee, said she had no idea she was pregnant when she first visited the doctor.

'I experienced none of the signs I had with my first pregnancy so had no idea I was expecting. I worked all the way through the pregnancy doing 12-hour shifts with lots of lifting and bending. I was always tired at the end of the day but I thought nothing of it.'

Nurse Nicola Trewick, who helped deliver the baby - a 6lb 8oz boy named Jack - at the NHS walk-in centre said that staff there usually only dealt with minor injuries.

She said: 'It was incredible to be involved in such a marvellous experience.'

Karen and baby Jack went home after a night's observation in a local hospital.

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