Kaylani Simpson has gone megaviral on TikTok for a video describing how she went to the ER with what she thought was appendicitis but wound up being a baby girl. The video has received more than 18.8 million views on the platform.
Simpson says it all began when she went to a college party as a sophomore. Nine months later, she went to the hospital complaining of abdominal pain.
“Doctors didn’t know what was wrong in the ER,” she captioned the video. “While they were doing an ultrasound, my mother saw something familiar on the screen. Seconds later I started screaming and the doctor ran in. It was a head! I was rushed up to give birth. I pushed her out 15 min later in three tries.”
“I had no bump, my period, and was the skinniest I’ve ever been,” she continued. “Came home two days later with a perfectly healthy baby and my best friend.”
The video received a ton of great comments. “Well your appendicitis is absolutely adorable,” Kat wrote. “All these people saying this is their worst fear and I’m over here thinking this is the only way I could handle pregnancy,” Kaitlin Emily Janevski added.
crazy that a year ago I was 9 months pregnant
People may find it hard to believe that someone could carry a baby to full term without knowing they were pregnant until the day they delivered. However, it’s more common than people think. One Serbian study estimates that one out of every 7,225 pregnancies is unknown to the mother until the moment of delivery.
The scary part is that when people don’t know they’re pregnant they don’t get important prenatal care. The good news is that Kaylani’s baby was “perfectly healthy.”