There are so many things that can be associated with pregnancy: food cravings, glowing skin, mood swings, weight gain, lack of a period...the list goes on. However, one woman says she didn't experience any of the typical symptoms. The Louisiana wife was shocked to learn once leaving dinner with friends that her suspected kidney stone pain was actually an active labor alarm.
“I knew when I felt something down there, I knew it wasn’t a kidney stone,” said Grace Mawn after her husband Bryson rushed her to the hospital. The pregnancy was unexpected due to Grace being on birth control and not missing any periods.
The couple gave birth to a baby girl, Micaela Grace, on March 26, at 3:03 a.m..
“I never felt her move during the pregnancy,” Mawn told KSLA. “I never had cravings, I never had morning sickness. Looking back now I did put on a little bit of weight, but it wasn’t noticeable weight, so I didn’t ever think about it. I had my normal cycle some months were a little lighter, but I thought it was the pill that I was on so I never thought anything about it.”
Bryson Mawn, a member of the Air Force, was completely shocked from the whole experience.
“They said ‘It’s a girl,’ and she starts crying and the moment I heard that cry I was like ‘How is she alive? What is going on?’”
He added, “So many questions, so many scenarios going through my head of what’s going to happen.”
The couple has set up a GoFundMe page to help with unexpected expenses during this time.
“So I set up a go fund me for us because we’ve had maybe a couple of hundred dollars in our savings account. That’s a scary feeling to know that we don’t have a safety net.”
Many people have already donated helping out the couple and sending a plethora of gifts that first-time parents would need.
"We’ve seen nothing but love and support for our family," said Bryson, "We’re both really young adults, we were children last week and we were put into parenthood in a night."