Woman rushed to A&E with crippling back pain stunned to be told she’s in labour

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A 24-year-old who was dropped off at A&E by her boyfriend during lockdown because of her agonising back pain was stunned to be told by doctors that she was about to give birth to a baby boy.

Rhea Martin was relaxing at home with her boyfriend, Luke Melling, when her usual, painful period developed into agonising back pain, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The 24-year-old saleswoman was then taken to hospital and dropped off at A&E, where she kissed Luke goodbye and told him she’d be out soon.

But Rhea, from Heaton Norris in Stockport, was left stunned when, upon entering the hospital, medics dropped the bombshell news that she was in labour.

Rhea was so stunned fell unconscious in a state of shock and woke up in a different room, with a midwife telling her to ‘pull it together for her baby and push’.

With no time at all to process the news, Rhea was unable to call unknowing father-to-be Luke or her parents to let them know she was about to give birth to her first child.

She gave birth to little Myles Melling, weighing 6lb 7oz, at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport on October 20.

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Rhea said: “Afterwards I called Luke and told him to come to the hospital where I met him outside.

“I told him there and then and the first thing he asked was if he was a boy, because he’s always wanted a son.

“We can laugh about everything now but at the time it was actually quite traumatising.

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"You go into hospital thinking you have serious back pain and a bad stomach ache caused by your period and come out with a baby.

“We had no time to process anything or prepare so the last six weeks have been challenging and we’ve been so lucky to have amazing parents who have helped us out massively.

“It’s been a pretty surreal time but we wouldn’t change it for the world.”

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