A woman who was told she was suffering from wind when admitted to the hospital was astonished when she ended up having a baby.
Juliana Brasileiro, 25, had been told by medics that she was probably suffering from severe constipation.
Because the pain was so intense, she was admitted to the hospital where she was given a powerful laxative and then sent home again in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.
It was only the next day when she was still in agony that her mother-in-law suggested she should see a gynaecologist.
Within minutes, the consultant diagnosed her pregnancy and ordered her to go to the hospital emergency ward as she was about to give birth.
She said: “I burst into tears, I’m glad my husband was with me.”
The couple shared their bizarre story on TikTok, where they quickly notched up millions of views.
Juliana – who works as an administrative assistant – said it was a double surprise because she already had a child and yet had not noticed the signs of a second pregnancy.
She said she had suffered none of the problems of the previous pregnancy and therefore had simply not realised.
She said: “I simply didn’t notice anything, and that’s how Marina came into the world, without any warning, with absolutely nothing prepared.”