Bizarre reason woman didn't know she was pregnant until she went into labour

A young student and McDonald's worker in Dundee, Scotland, assumed she had been gaining weight from eating lots of free Big Macs.

But Daisy Young, 21, found out that she was in fact 37 weeks pregnant when she went into labour.

The McDonald's worker rushed herself to the hospital, complaining of crippling stomach pains.

To her astonishment, the medical staff informed her that she was heavily pregnant and needed to prepare for childbirth.

Daisy couldn't believe that she was pregnant, as she had experienced regular periods all throughout the previous eight months. Despite that, she had her little son in her arms hours after arriving at the hospital.

“I was in total shock,” said the business management student, according to

She had just begun working at her local McDonald's last year. The famous fast-food chain provided her with a free shift meal every day. So, Daisy attributed her recent weight gain to her Big Mac consumption: "I put [it] down to the McDonald’s I had been eating”.

Other than slight weight gain, she had no other signs of pregnancy. She did not develop a baby bump, most likely because the baby was lying further back, against Daisy's spine.

The only pregnancy symptom the unexpecting mum experience was labour: “I found out I was pregnant at around 3pm and they sent me for a scan," Daisy said. "I was 37 weeks and the pain was probably labour."

“It was all going so fast, I tried to ring my mum but I couldn’t get through. I was thinking ‘Oh my God, I’m about to have a baby’.”

Her son, Elijah, was born that evening, perfectly formed, weighing a very healthy 2.7kg. 

Daisy left Scotland, where she was studying, and returned to her parents in Crook, County Durham. She says that she loves her new life as a mum, and her little boy has been a ray of sunshine.

“Elijah is so laid-back, which explains a lot,” she said.

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