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A young mum says she only found out she was pregnant 30 minutes before giving birth to her Christmas miracle baby.
Ally Opfer, 26, went into labour on December 21 in 2016 but said she "didn't dream she was pregnant" as she had a flat tummy and had a negative test.
Ally, of Cleveland, US, told Fabulous she had been getting ready to go to cheerleading practice and refused to believe something was wrong until she could barely stand 40 hours later.
She said: “I didn’t dream I was pregnant. Yes, my periods had been irregular, but they’d always been like that. I hadn’t gained any weight, felt tired or had any odd movements.
"My stomach was flat. There was no way I was having a baby.
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“Still, because the pain came in waves, I agreed to take a pregnancy test, just to be sure. It was negative but the pain was now agonising."
Ally staggered into hospital screaming in pain after letting her parents drive her to see a doctor.
She said: "Suddenly I was petrified. The doctor had said I had a mass. Was it cancer? Was I dying?
“As soon as I said 'no' he replied, 'Well, it looks like you’re about 38 weeks pregnant. You’re in full blown labour. We have to get you up to delivery right now, you’re going to have a baby.'"
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She went into "complete shock" but gave birth to the first boy in her family in 43 years by caesarian.
On Christmas day, two days after Oliver was born healthy and weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces, the news went onto social media.
Ally said she enjoyed the most wonderful Christmas day of her life, adding: “Oliver is now four, adventurous smart and so much fun. He’s made me the happiest mum in the world, and every Christmas is special because of him.
“But holding him in my arms that first Christmas was life changing. He was the best Christmas gift that I didn’t know I needed.
"Oliver was a true Christmas miracle.”
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