Incredible moment that a woman who didn’t know she was pregnant is handed her baby after giving birth in a bathroom with the help of her sister-in-law
- Carlo Collazo, 37, was about to go to the hospital for stomach pain in Delaware
- Sister-in-law, Monica Santos, ran into bathroom to help her when she screamed
- Doctors told Collazo that she couldn’t be pregnant due to medical condition
This is the moment a surprised new mother, who was unaware of her pregnancy, is handed her baby after suddenly giving birth in a bathroom in Delaware.
Doctors had told Carlo Collazo, 37, that a gynecological condition would prevent her from having children.
She said that she had taken pregnancy tests which all came back negative and that her swollen ankles were normal due to standing up a lot at work. She also hadn’t noticed any weight fluctuations.
This photo shows the moment Carlo Collazo unexpectedly gave birth to her new daughter Amoura Rose in the bathroom without even realising she was pregnant
Her sister-in-law Alexandra Santos said that she had to deliver the baby using a shoelace around the umbilical cord
The baby was born quickly and was then taken to Christiana Hospital in Delaware
The baby was delivered in the toilet at the end of last month by Collazo’s sister-in-law, Alexandra Santos.
On the day of the birth, Santos was close to taking Collazo to hospital due to severe back and stomach pain. Before she was able to, Collazo ran into the toilet.
Santos followed her in after she heard screaming.
‘It happened so fast everything just came out so now she has a placenta in her hand and I have a baby in my hand. She’s freaking out. I’m telling her that we have a baby. We have to save her,’ Santos told Fox24.
A doctor had told Collazo that she was unlikely to get pregnant due to a gynecological issue and she thought 37 was too late
Castella can be seen holding her tiny baby and crying in the hospital where she and the baby are recovering
Santos contacted emergency services and was advised to tie a shoestring around the placenta.
‘She was just so precious. She was looking at me and I was looking in her eyes,’ Santos said.
Collazo said that she had been trying to have a child for years but thought that, with the medical condition, and her age, ‘it is what it is.’
She named her new baby girl Amoura Rose.