A YOUNG Greenford woman gave birth without realising she was pregnant during a visit to A&E at Northwick Park Hospital.

Lalene Malik, 23, was taken there by her parents after complaining of stomach pains. She subsequently gave birth in the toilet.

She had shown no prior signs, with no noticeable baby bump or nausea and none of the fatigue commonly associated with pregnancy.

Lalene said: “I went to the toilet and noticed I was a bleeding a lot. My mum came, saw how much blood there was and ran to get help.

“My mind just went blank. I had no idea I was pregnant. A doctor and nurses came rushing in and helped me.

“We were all crying. My dad must have been wondering what on earth was going on.”

Dr Ewa Grocholski, 32, was with another patient in a nearby medical bay when she heard the cry for help.

“When I helped Lalene from the toilet, I noticed the umbilical cord was still attached and what looked like the placenta in the toilet,” she said.

“I quickly reached into the bowl and retrieved first the feet and then the rest of what turned out to be a big baby.

“He wasn’t responsive at first so I provided CPR on the floor while my colleague got further support.

“It was the longest six minutes of my life and I remember just saying ‘Come on little man, come on’. Thankfully, he responded.

"It was one of the most amazing experiences of my medical career." 

Lalene's university has agreed she can defer her Masters degree until next year.