I thought bump was caused by overeating, says mum, 13

A 13-YEAR-OLD girl who has given birth to a baby daughter did not even know she was pregnant.

Charlotte Maddox thought her bump was a result of over-eating. The truth dawned two weeks ago when the teenager of Paignton, Devon, went into labour with baby Sophie.

She said: "I was screaming in pain and shouted 'I've got to push something, it's coming!'

"That was the first time I realised I was pregnant. Suddenly the pain disappeared and I was in total shock. The next thing I knew I was hearing Sophie scream for the first time. Then it suddenly hit me that I was a mum.

"My whole life had changed in three hours. I went from feeling a bit poorly and worrying about my homework to holding a newborn baby in my arms and worrying about a young life."

Charlotte said she conceived on her 13th birthday while temporarily staying in a care home.

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