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Uni student, 20, goes to toilet with cramps and gives birth to surprise baby

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A 20-year-old uni student got more than she bargained for when she went to the toilet.

University of Southampton student Jess Davis assumed she was having abdominal pains because she was due on her period.

But instead of the usual bodily functions taking place when she sat down, a 5lb 5oz baby popped out.

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And she named him Freddie Oliver Davis.

History and politics student Jess, who claims she had no symptoms of pregnancy at all, said: “My periods have always been irregular, so I didn't really notice.

“'I sometimes felt nauseous, but I had started taking a new prescription so I just put it down to my new medication.

“When he was born it was the biggest shock of my life – I thought I was dreaming at first.

'”I didn't realise what had happened until I heard him cry – it suddenly hit me that I really need to grow up now!

“It took a little while to get over the initial shock and adjust and bond with him, but now I'm over the moon.

'”He is the most chilled baby ever, and he's known as the quiet baby on the ward.”

When Jess woke up in severe pain last month she assumed it was the start of her period and walked to her local Asda to buy a hot water bottle.

But when she got home, she realised that she couldn't even lie down on her bed due to the pain.

She was supposed to be having a house party that night for her birthday, which was the next day, which was obviously cancelled.

Jess tried to have a bath to ease the pain, but had an “overwhelming” urge to go to the toilet.

She sat down, started to push . . . and then her life changed forever.

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She recalled: “At no point did I think I was giving birth – I just knew I needed to push.

“'At one point I felt tearing, but I didn't know what it was, I just knew I needed to get it out.

''Hearing him cry and realising what had actually happened was just so surreal.'”

Jess enlisted the help of best friend Liv King, who told her to call an ambulance.

She was taken to Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton, where baby Freddie was rushed away to be put in an incubator.

The doctors predict that he arrived at 35 weeks but despite his dramatic entrance to the world, both Freddie and Jess are recovering well.

The news of Freddie's arrival was broken to Jess's mum by Liv, who phoned her and asked, "Are you sitting down?"

Luckily, Jess's mum was supportive and is excited to become a grandmother.

"My mum is the best person in the world, she's been so supportive and she's over the moon to be a grandma!" Jess said.

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"Being a mum is a huge life change, but it feels natural.

"The love I have for Freddie is hard to explain, but it's incredible.

"I just think about him all the time.

"I'm transferring to a local uni to continue my studies; I'll be closer to home which makes childcare easier.

"I'm looking forward to watching him grow up and be there for him every step of the way."

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