Saffron Heffer was just a normal 18-year-old girl. Well, “normal” is up to your interpretation. When Heffer was only 18 years old, her mother noticed a mark on her stomach that completely turned her life upside down. The teen was working hard to lose weight and she managed to drop down to a size 8 and build herself some pretty insane abs. She was extremely happy with her figure and had no reason to question something off with her body. Little did she know that a big revelation was closer than she ever imagined. She went to see a doctor and that’s when it all changed.
From the time we are young we begin to imagine how our lives will play out. Especially girls can relate to this. Saffron Heffer surely pictured her life a certain way, but it seemed that the universe had something else in store for her. It’s crazy what twists life can throw at you without you even expecting it. Remarkable things can happen to everyday people like me and you, we promise Saffron never expected such a change in her life to occur.
Saffron was from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, and worked as a retail assistant. She lived a very normal life, like most teenagers. In the months prior, Heffer was working hard to tone her body and even moved from a size ten to a size eight. She hadn’t gotten her period in a few months but to Heffer, this was not out of the ordinary. Saffron said she had no reason to suspect anything peculiar.
Being a teenager is a hard time for everyone. Especially in today’s society where everyone is so focused on body image, Saffron felt the pressure to improve her body and spend hours achieving a rock hard six-pack. She was confident in her body and that’s why this was such a drastic change for her. Most teenagers would not have handled this situation too well, so let’s see how Saffron did.
Saffron was very meticulous about her diet and was working hard to stay healthy and in shape. She was putting hours in at the gym and achieved incredible results. She had no reason to suspect anything going on. She felt and looked better than ever, that’s why the news came as such a shock to her. Of course, she had her off moments, but doesn’t everyone? As soon as she heard the news, she could not believe it was true.
Change In Behavior
While everything on the surface seemed normal, Saffron was experiencing a body change that she did not even know was taking place. Everything seemed completely normal to her, but the truth will blow you away. She had skipped a few periods, but this was not strange since her birth control often did that to her. Saffron kept living her life, oblivious to what was going on. This just shows you how unaware we can be of our bodies sometimes!
Saffron and her mother would frequently visit the gym together. The two happened to be doing sit-ups together when her mother Melissa pointed out a strange mark on Saffron’s stomach. They did not think much of it and continued through their workout. Saffron frequently visited the tanning bed, which could have explained the mark
Saffron was putting in the work at the gym and her dedication was paying off. She was losing weight, but something strange was still going on with her. Her body started intensely craving certain foods. Every day she wanted strawberries, lettuce, and cornetto Ice cream. She was sure that this was just because they were offered at the store near her, which made her craving for the snacks more enhanced.
Saffron was in the best shape ever. She dropped down to a size 6 and was in amazing shape. She deserved it, she was working so hard! Although on the outside, she felt great, inside the health problems began to increase. She was sure she was suffering from a strange illness and she was determined to get to the bottom of it. She was hoping it would have just a simple answer.
Saffron was extra tired and more sluggish than usual She slowly starting losing interest in socializing with friends and was annoyed by everything and anyone. The young teen was becoming concerned that she would never get over this period. Enough was enough and she needed to see a doctor. The doctor told her that she had a vitamin B12 and D deficiency, in addition to a lack of Anemia. Finally Saffron had an answer that would explain her being extra tired.
Although Saffron received medical help, it seemed that she was not getting any better. There was a chance that the doctors missed something, but what could it be? Saffron started to think that it was her contraceptive pill that was the source of the problems. She could not take it any longer. She was fed up with feeling sick and wanted the answers. She thought about seeing the doctors again.
Saffron had missed a few periods, but she did not think anything of it. She was sure it was just because of her birth control pill since it was known to cause irregular periods. She was living a normal life, completely unaware of something strange going on in her body.
A Strange Feeling
While Heffer’s body was thinner than ever, her mother noticed a weird mark on her daughters’ stomach that grabbed her attention. You know, mother’s instinct. Whether you believe in it or not, it definitely applies here. After her mother noticed the mark, she couldn’t stop asking Saffron questions. Heffer was becoming confused, she had no suspicions and was sure her mom was being overprotective. Heffer did not see a reason to be alarmed.
After going back and forth with her mom about the mark, her mother made an unusual request. She told her daughter that she must take a pregnancy test. A million thoughts went through Heffer’s mind. She did not understand why her mother told her to do this and she was starting to get overwhelmed. She was on the pill and her stomach was flatter than ever, so how could she be pregnant? She knew it was impossible, but decided to take a test to put her mother’s persistence to rest.
Living Her Life
Aside from the mark, there was no indication of her being pregnant. The line actually proved to be a pigmentation line. She continued her life as an average 18-year-old, going to the gym and tanning in the hot sun. Regardless, she took the test to make her mother happy. She never could have imagined the results it would yield.
Saffron took one look at the test and her jaw completely dropped. The test strip turned pink. Was the 18-year-old girl really pregnant? She booked an emergency appointment with a midwife to get an ultrasound just to be sure. Her heart was racing as she and her mother rushed to the nearby hospital.
She arrived at the hospital and the nurse performed an ultrasound and the results were very clear on the screen. This was too crazy to be true. Saffron protested, telling the midwife that it was impossible. There was no way she was pregnant, there was no indication of a child and she was not even in a relationship anymore. Saffron was sure that it was all a mistake. Wait till you see what happened next…
Saffron’s baby was back to back with Saffron in the womb. Normally, babies are supposed to travel headfirst but there is a chance that in some cases they get twisted. When this happens the baby needs to be moved around to make sure that everything is safe for the child. Good thing Saffron was able to catch this or else things could have turned out very differently for her and her newborn.
The Magic Touch
The midwife explained that Saffron was 9 months pregnant. She placed her hand on Heffer’s belly, to reposition the baby in the womb. Within moments her stomach started rapidly growing. With one touch, her washboard abs were transformed into a giant baby bump.
But There’s More…
Not only was the 18-year-old pregnant, but at the time of the appointment, she was 37 weeks pregnant! Right after the midwife performed the twisting procedure, Saffron’s belly started blowing up. She went from having a completely flat stomach, to a giant baby bump that showed she was 9 months pregnant. Within one hour she was fully pregnant.
Processing The News
Heffer said, “It was so strange, from feeling nothing at all to feeling everything daily is just unreal… I was absolutely shocked. I thought my life had ended.” For 37 weeks she did not feel a thing, and after one touch on her stomach, she started to feel life inside her. Six weeks after the test was performed, Saffron gave birth to a baby boy, at 8 pounds, 1 ounce.
New Family Member
Within six weeks, Saffron found out she was pregnant and had a baby. Although she did not know about him for 9 months, she was so excited when he entered the world. Once Saffron learned she was pregnant she decided to act accordingly. She locked herself in her room for two weeks preparing for the upcoming pregnancy.
The Best Thing To Happen To Her
Within no time, Saffron realized that baby Oscar was the best thing to happen to her. He was so cuddly and she could have asked for a better child. Saffron was about to start a new journey in her life and she was ready to begin the new adventure. She was ready for this new challenge and she was determined to take it head-on.
Alerting The Father
Now that Saffron had baby Oscar, there was someone important that she had to fill in. Although she and the father had ended their relationship along time ago, there was a possibility that he wanted a part in his new baby’s life and he deserved to know. However, there was still a chance that he wanted nothing to do with the child…This was going to be a hard conversation to have.
Saffron was emotionally ready for the conversation with Oscar’s father. Although she was hoping he would want to help her and raise their son, she was ready for the chance that he would want nothing to do with him. They had not spoken in months and she needed to work up the courage to call him. In the end, she knew she had to do what was best for her son.