A 22-year-old mother has revealed that she thought she was only in her first trimester when she suddenly felt the urge to poop — and gave birth to a full-term baby boy on the toilet.
Teagan Brill from Michigan is now the proud mother of a one-year-old baby boy, Owen — but last February, his arrival was a serious shock.
Brill had only first suspected that she was pregnant a week earlier and took a positive pregnancy test, but assumed she was either at one month or three months gestation.
Thinking she still had time to process the pregnancy, she was baffled when she went to use the toilet and noticed that her ‘hole was huge’ — and quickly pulled out a newborn, wrapping him in a towel as she awaited the arrival of an ambulance.
Teagan Brill, 22, from Michigan, is now the proud mother of a one-year-old baby boy, Owen -but last February, his arrival was a serious shock
She wasn’t feeling well and went to the bathroom to poop – and suddenly, she pulled a baby out
Brill shared her story in a series of TikTok videos, explaining why she didn’t suspect she was pregnant for so long.
She insisted that she didn’t look pregnant, and at six months along, she even took a beach vacation where she wore a swimsuit the whole time — and no one noticed she looked any different.
‘Nobody could tell, nobody knew. It’s not like I was huge with a baby bump,’ she said. ‘I looked my normal self.’
In fact, at about six-and-a-half months, she said she remembers thinking her legs had never looked so skinny, and she looked ‘damn good.’
What she did notice was that her hair and skin looked ‘amazing’ — which she knows now was caused by the pregnancy, but at the time it gave her no reason for concern.
Brill insisted there were no signs she was pregnant, and she still looked quite slim at six months along (pictured), when she went on a beach trip with friends
Brill (pictured at six months) said she continued to bleed throughout and assumed it was her period
She was even happy with how thin her legs looked at six-and-a-half months (pictured), but a week before she gave birth, she told her boyfriend she though she was getting fat or pregnant
Finally, she said, she found out she was pregnant about a week before her son was born.
‘I texted my boyfriend and said, “Babe, either I’m very fat, like I’m getting fat, or I am pregnant. It’s gotta be one of them,” and he was like, “Well, take a test and you’ll know,”‘ she recalled.
Though she had gained some weight, Brill said that she had continued to bleed for nine months and believed she was menstruating, so she didn’t suspect that she might be expecting.
‘I did have my period, so no reason to believe I was pregnant,’ she said.
But in light of her weight gain, she decided to take a test — and found out she was pregnant. Still, she didn’t imagine that she could be quite so far along.
‘I thought maybe, because we were doing long-distance, he lived in Colorado, I lived in Michigan, so I was like, I can pinpoint when things happen, and so I was like, “Oh, we’re either a month or three months’,” she said.
After staying home from class on a Monday, on Tuesday morning she used the toilet and had terrible cramps – and then Owen was born (pictured right after his birth)
She called 911 on the toilet because she couldn’t stand up. The ambulance arrived right after she delivered her son
Owen was healthy, weighing nine pounds, six ounces
‘I was like, not bad. We got time,’ she said. ‘I did not know I was nine months.’
Then, one Monday night in February 2021, she was feeling unwell and knew something was ‘off.’
‘I was just, like, “Wow, I do not feel good guys,” she said.
A senior at Hope College in Holland, Michigan at the time, she stayed home from class that day, attending via Zoom with her camera off.
Early the next morning, she told Today, she had intense stomach cramps and thought she needed to poop — but when she went to use the toilet, she couldn’t stand up.
At first, she thought she was miscarrying — but then she looked closer.
‘I literally looked down. My hole was this big,’ she said on TikTok.
‘It did not feel like a normal s***. I looked down and my hole was huge. I literally felt it and it was rock hard, and I just was like, “Um, this is a child.”
Brill went to the hospital, where she called her mom to break the news that she was a grandma
Brill told Today she remembers thinking of her son, ‘You’re my miracle. There’s no way you should be healthy, let alone this healthy and this cute, like you are a miracle’
After moving back in with her parents, she finished school while taking care of her baby
‘And I pulled him out. He didn’t splash in the toilet, he didn’t hit the toilet. I pulled him out and the entire time I was on the phone with the ambulance, like EMTs, 911, because I went to the bathroom and I couldn’t stand up.
‘So I called all my roommates, I could hear all their phones go off… but nobody answered their phones because it was like seven in the morning.
‘So I called the ambulance, 911, after, and I was just like, “I don’t know what’s wrong with me but someone has to come help me ’cause this is not normal.
‘They came literally five minutes after I had my child in the toilet. I looked down, I saw him coming out, pulled him, wrapped him in a towel and then the ambulance came.’
Owen was healthy, weighing nine pounds, six ounces.
Brill went to the hospital, where she called her mom to break the news that she was a grandma.
Though the delivery was certainly a shock, Brill told Today she remembers thinking of her son, ‘You’re my miracle. There’s no way you should be healthy, let alone this healthy and this cute, like you are a miracle.’
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