A 20-year-old British receptionist who thought she was pregnant found out she was carrying a large tumour in her womb that she had to deliver.
Alice Hall, now 21, has shared a warning for others after going through a “horrible” experience.
“If you feel in your gut that something isn’t right then go and get it checked out,” she told Mamamia.
“I always felt like something was off but just put it down to the whole first pregnancy nerves,” she added.
Hall and her boyfriend, Christopher Powles, 24, were excited about their baby news but eight weeks into Hall’s pregnancy she started spotting.
"Everyone assured us that this was normal, common...But being me and worrying about everything, we went to the doctor and demanded an early scan," she explained in a Facebook post.
A baby couldn't be found during the scan and a midwife told the pair she had probably miscarried.
Hall took a series of blood tests and then while waiting for a procedure to remove pregnancy tissue from the womb she had a "huge bleed" that resulted in an emergency surgery.
"I woke up and they assured us that they'd 'got everything' and sent me home with more blood tests a few days later," she said.
But two days later Hall, from Ross on Wye, was on a four-hour bus trip to a specialist hospital in London with a suspected partial-molar pregnancy.
"As soon as we got to the hospital I was taken for another ultrasound scan, which showed a large tumour in my womb and confirmed it as a 'complete-molar pregnancy'.