Recently, this Australian model, who is 23 years of age, had received the biggest surprise of her life. For some reason, she suddenly began to feel ill while at home, and not long after, she immediately rushed to the bathroom as she could no longer take what she was feeling. After 10 excruciating minutes in the bathroom, something unexpected happened. One of the most extraordinary surprises that are bound to make anyone’s life change. But what happened to this model? What could be this extraordinary life-changing event that had occurred? Let us find out what happened to this young Australian Model.
Erin Langmaid is an Australian model who has recently been making headlines worldwide. Of course, gorgeous models like her usually make the headlines. Although this time, it is not for the reasons that one would think of when they talk about models that make the news. In fact, not even Erin thought that this would happen.
Sadly, Erin received many public backlashes and major criticism due to what has happened last October. With people saying kinds of stuff to her, such as, “Surely, the pre-warning signs must have been obvious.” “There is no way she didn’t know. It’s not possible.”
Yes, we are all aware that, in most cases, there would be obvious pre-warning signs for anyone to know. But for Erin, there were no signs nor hints to look for in the first place. This beautiful model did not indicate for her to guess what would happen next.
It was at this one fateful night when Erin’s life changed forever on the night of October 29th. Now, you may think that this occurrence may be so strange, and while this occurrence is not common, it is important to note that it does happen all around the world.
Romantic Summer Evening
On a Tuesday evening, the beautiful Erin, who lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her boyfriend named Daniel Carty, had just finished a romantic summer dinner when Erin suddenly felt ill. Assuming that it might have just been something that she had eaten, Erin just brushed it off and did not think much of it.
Feeling Under The Weather
Erin still was not feeling too well despite having a few hours pass by. She found it difficult to sleep as she kept tossing and turning, which is why Erin went for the kitchen for a cold glass of water before making her way back to her bed.
Nothing Was Helping
It seemed like nothing helped Erin to feel better. She decided to get out of bed and head for the bathroom. Daniel started to feel a bit worried after a few minutes, leading him to knock on the door to check if his girlfriend was doing fine. You would not believe what happened next.
After several knocks on the bathroom door, Daniel started hearing a lot of noise inside the bathroom. He suddenly became nervous as to what may have happened inside the bathroom. He started shouting, “Erin, are you alright? What’s going on?”. What could have possibly happened?
Burst Through The Door
Initially, Erin gave out no response. Suddenly, she started screaming! It sounded like she was in a lot of pain! At that moment, Daniel forced the door open, and upon seeing what was in front of him, he was in total disbelief. What could he have seen?
As he opened the door, he saw Erin on the bathroom floor, crying as she had gone through so much pain. In pure shock at what he was seeing, Daniel kept uttering the words, “there are two of you,” “there are two of you.”
Yes, that’s right! Erin had just given birth to a baby while inside! Daniel was speechless and was taken aback by what had happened. He could not believe what he was seeing in front of him. It took him several seconds to process what was happening. Wait until you see what happened next.
It’s A Girl!
Erin whispered, “it’s a girl!” as tears ran down her cheeks. Daniel immediately rushed towards his girlfriend, and although they were both surprised with what just happened, they were delighted and simply pure of joy! They both looked down at their beautiful new-born daughter and realized the worst.
The couple soon realized that their baby was not exactly breathing properly and was starting to turn blue. Erin and Daniel were both terrified. Daniel immediately rushed over to call the emergency services to make sure that their kid would make it.
Help Was On The Way
Daniel talked to the 911 operator as he did his best to stay calm. As the phone operator talked, Erin and Daniel, followed the instructions given to them to help, their daughter breathes and save her life. While this was going on, an ambulance was making its way to their place.
We Didn’t Even Know She Was Pregnant
While it seemed like their new-born daughter was starting to do better, Daniel was still heavily worried for his girlfriend, Erin, and if she was ok too. The operator asked them, “How many weeks pregnant was she,” Daniel responds, “We don’t know. We didn’t know she was pregnant.”
Erin and Daniel were thankful to welcome their healthy baby daughter, named “Isla,” into the world. Isla was born at 37 weeks, weighing an excellent 7 lbs. Still, Erin was in shock as she had absolutely no idea that she is pregnant all along.
Erin had mentioned that she had no signs of being pregnant and did not even have any cravings nor morning sickness. Erin said, “I was on contraceptives, I just thought I had put on some Christmas season weight, but I never thought I was pregnant.”
No Baby Bump
None of her pictures on her Instagram account showed Erin having any baby bump. Her usual petite size 8 clothes fit perfectly as she posed for pictures and enjoyed the nights out. She had no trouble fitting into her clothes and felt absolutely fine until the day before.
Since then, Erin has updated her followers by posting two images – one of their newborn daughter and the other of her new family, which she captioned: “The hardest week of our lives. You are my rock, and now you’re Isla’s”. This was not all for the couple.
At the same time, the new dad, Daniel, also posted a long message about their exciting news on social media, “We want to share our new little family member with you, “Isla May was brought into the world on Tuesday night. She lived in mummy’s tummy for 9 months without letting us know”.
Tough Few Days
Daniel added on his post, “After an extremely tough few days, both mother and daughter are perfectly well and ready to go home. The support of our family and friends is something that we will never be able to thank them enough for”. But that is not all.
The emotional message that Daniel had posted did not just end there as he continued with a tribute to his beautiful girlfriend, “To Erin, the courage you have shown is something I didn’t think possible. You are an incredible person and will be an amazing mum.”
Grab The Tissues
“Now, after a big week, we look forward to life as a little fam with gorgeous new little addition and all the great things that come with that! “Thanks for all the support. It’s been amazing xx love the Carty fam.” We’re sure that you would need tissues, so make sure to grab them. The couple had more to say, as being grateful did not mean they were done.
Not What They Had Planned
You may not believe it, but Erin and Daniel were both anxious that their family might not give them support nor any form of assistance. Especially as they are a very young couple, and having a baby was something they had not planned nor even anticipated.
Huge Support From Family & Friends
Regardless of everything that had happened, Erin and Daniel were both delighted to have become new parents. Just like them, their family and friends were also ecstatic for the baby and came together to help prepare their home for the new arrival.
What Is The Update?
All of you may be wondering how they might be doing now; well, you do not have to guess any longer. By the time this story is being written, it has been 5 months since baby Isla May was born, and we are here to fill you in on all that has happened so far.
Little Girls Make The World Sweeter
Though Erin has returned to her usual modeling career, the couple continues to share various images and posts with their adorable surprise on Instagram and Facebook. Of course, they were in love with their beloved daughter, and we all can understand why she is such a cutie.
Baby Isla had her first baby spa treatment at only 3 months old. Erin was ecstatic to have a small “pamper day” with her daughter. The two made their way to Baby Spa Australia, where Isla was indulged in hydrotherapy & an infant massage. It looks like she is really enjoying it!
Of course, Isla’s first beach day would not be left forgotten! As the saying goes, “Happiness is a day at the beach.” We can clearly see just how much the Carty family is enjoying the sea and sunshine. A pleased family.
Here is one of the adorable pics that had recently been uploaded on Erin’s Instagram page. It was baby Isla’s first Easter, as well as the first one that the whole family got to share. How can the priceless moment not be shared?
We are aware that you have been following the wedding rumors, but by the looks of it, it seems like the couple currently does not have any plans to tie the knot any time soon. This was just for a photoshoot Erin recently did. Who knows that the future will hold for Erin and Daniel?
We could all agree that a surprise full-term baby is quite hard to believe, right? A little while after arriving at the hospital, it was later discovered that Erin underwent a rare phenomenon dubbed by experts as a “cryptic” pregnancy. But what exactly is a cryptic pregnancy?
What Is A Cryptic Pregnancy?
So, what exactly is a cryptic pregnancy? Well, it is described as a pregnancy that conventional medical testing methods fail to detect. A study estimates that 1 in about 2,500 women have no idea that they are carrying a child until they go into labor. Fascinating, isn’t it?
Going Into Labor
According to various medical experts, whenever cryptic pregnancy happens, it usually goes undiscovered until the mother is about 20 weeks pregnant. Still, many women-only learn that they are pregnant by the time that the baby actually arrives.
No Typical Symptoms
According to studies, while cryptic pregnancies are very hard to come by, it is believed that it is happening a lot more than doctors might think, as it is difficult to know if someone is undergoing a cryptic pregnancy. Just like Erin, these women usually do not experience the typical pregnancy symptoms.
What Are The Risks?
Doctors have also noted that babies born from a cryptic pregnancy are usually underweight as the lack of prenatal care may have affected their development. Thankfully for women like Erin, she gave birth to a lovely healthy baby.
There Are More
Like we have previously mentioned, Erin is not the only one who has gone through a cryptic pregnancy, and we are certain that she would not be the last. Back in 2015, a woman from Massachusetts named Katie Kropas had a very similar situation. Wait until you hear of her story.
Katie headed to her local ER, complaining of severe back pain. She gave birth to a whopping 10 lbs. baby girl an hour later. Could you believe that? She was told at 10:15 pm that she had a full-term baby inside of and had given birth exactly an hour and a minute later!
What Are The Facts?
Medical experts have noted that numerous factors could play a big part in cryptic pregnancies. Some women may encounter minimal symptoms and brush it off as flu. Simultaneously, for those with irregular menstrual cycles, they may experience menstruation while being pregnant, them to believe that they are not pregnant. Another issue is weight gain, as overweight individuals would not exactly notice the weight they’d gain with a baby. The effects of stress and denial could be a factor too.
How To Tell
In some cases, cryptic pregnancies can occur when a woman is convinced her pregnancy symptoms are unrelated or random. For instance, their body can go through changes such as weight gain, irregular menstrual cycles, and even symptoms like nausea and she still won’t think to check if they’re pregnant. Other common pregnancy symptoms include constipation, fatigue, spotting, headaches, backaches, ice cravings, and dizziness.
Negative Pregnancy Test
Another reason women might not know they’re pregnant until later in the process is due to false negatives when taking home pregnancy tests. This can happen for a number of reasons, from taking the test too early to checking the results too soon or even using diluted urine. Since spotting can happen during pregnancy, some women might be under the impression they’ve gotten their period when they’re actually pregnant.
There might be a psychological reason for a cryptic pregnancy. In some cases, the person who’s pregnant might be so stressed or afraid about being pregnant that they reach the point where they’re in complete denial about being pregnant at all. Additionally, there is research that has shown contradictory evidence. In a minority of cases, cryptic pregnancy is related to psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia, depression, and personality disorder. However, since it was only in a minority of cases, it’s not recognized as a feature of cryptic pregnancy.
Early Pregnancy Symptoms
While cryptic pregnancies typically don’t have many symptoms, if at all, there still are things to look out for if you think you might be pregnant. Common ways to find out about pregnancy early in the process are through these specific symptoms. Of course, every woman and every pregnancy is completely different, but a lot of moms-to-be experience similar symptoms at the start of their pregnancies.
Typically, cramps tend to be part of your monthly menstrual cycle. It’s totally normal, of course. However, did you know they might be experienced in early pregnancy as well? Some women have noticed they get mild cramps in the first few weeks of their pregnancy. Despite the fact that this isn’t a symptom that appears in every pregnant woman, it’s common enough to be considered typical and normal.
A classic symptom of pregnancy is, of course, morning sickness. For the most part, it appears in the first trimester, but at times, it can persist into the later trimesters as well. Despite the name, pregnant women might feel nauseated at any time of the day, not just in the mornings. Morning sickness can begin sometimes as early as three weeks after conception, making it an indicator for early pregnancy.
This symptom can be blamed on those early pregnancy hormones as well as the increase in the volume of blood in the body. Paired together, they can create more frequent headaches. If a woman suffers from migraines on a regular basis, she might experience more of them while pregnant. Some women even experience fewer migraines while pregnant. It differs from person to person, as many of these symptoms do.
Food cravings during pregnancies are so common and familiar that they’ve become a cliché. However, if a woman expects she’d want to eat everything in sight once she’s expecting, their sudden hatred of what used to be their favorite snack might take them by surprise. Like cravings, food aversions while pregnant are caused by hormone changes. On top of that, food aversions can also be linked to morning sickness, which is also caused by hormones.
Dizziness Or Lightheadedness
When newly pregnant, a woman might notice feeling dizzy or lightheaded when moving quickly from a reclined to a seated position or if they stand up too quickly. While pregnant, blood vessels tend to dilate which means the blood pressure drops at a faster pace. Combine these things together, and you’ve got the feeling of lightheadedness. Naturally, a person can feel dizzy or lightheaded for many other reasons other than pregnancy.
Reasons For A Negative Pregnancy Test
As we’ve mentioned, cryptic pregnancies are those that go undetected for 20 weeks or longer. However, what does it mean when a woman gets a negative result on a pregnancy test but still has no period? There are multiple things to cause this occurrence. One is low hormone levels. At times, when a woman is newly pregnant, her pregnancy hormone is not high enough yet to be detected by a pregnancy test. It could take a little more time to rise enough to create a positive result.
Another reason a woman can get a negative pregnancy test and not have her period is her lifestyle. One example is stress. It can get to the point where it delays your period. Another thing that can affect it is malnutrition. Drinking too much caffeine can have a damaging effect on a menstrual cycle as well. Not to mention, sudden lifestyle changes like intense exercise or working overnight shifts can cause a period to be irregular.
There are medications that can tamper with your period and cause worry. Of course, birth control is one of them. However, other medications can lead to a missed period as well. For example, blood pressure medicine or allergy medications can throw off a woman’s cycle and affect her hormones. Pay closer attention when you start taking medication so you know what to be aware of down the line.
On the flip side of cryptic pregnancy, there is a condition called pseudocyesis, which means a false pregnancy. This is a condition that entails a person who is not pregnant who believes they are. This includes signs and symptoms like abdominal growth and even subjective feelings of a moving fetus. While false pregnancy has physical manifestations of pregnancy, it has prominent psychiatric components as well. There are all kinds of reasons for false pregnancy.
Causes Of A Phantom Pregnancy
Phantom pregnancy can be caused by trauma – physical or mental, a chemical imbalance of hormones, and even some medical conditions. There are contributing psychological factors as well, such as a strong desire for pregnancy or misinterpretation of bodily sensations. While it’s rare, even men can experience false pregnancy symptoms. That phenomenon is called “sympathetic pregnancy”. It normally occurs when their significant other is pregnant and dealing with pregnancy symptoms.
Risks Of False Pregnancy
As we’ve mentioned, there are psychological factors that come into play with false pregnancy. Depressive disorders can lead to changes in the neuroendocrine system, can affect relationships, educational statuses, and more. Symptoms of false pregnancy can arise in women who are experiencing grief after a loss in their reproductive abilities, like miscarriages, loss of a child, or infertility.