Kate Hudson was like any other 22-year-old backpacking around Europe.
The Melbourne journalism student was hopping between countries, living it up with limited funds and even fewer cares.
That is, until she found out she was pregnant — and just weeks away from her due date.
As blogger Sophie Shaw — who went to university with Kate and runs Young Mummy — reports, Kate had been on the pill until she began her trip June this year, but took a pregnancy test after she skipped a period overseas.
“I was in Barcelona on my own and that’s when I started to get a little scared, since I hadn’t seen my boyfriend… in seven weeks, I thought I could be more than seven weeks pregnant,” she said. “I bought a pregnancy test and took it in San Sebastián. Positive.”
She says she immediately rang her carpenter boyfriend of 18 months, Aaron, to break the surprising news.
“(A)lthough he was shocked, he was supportive thinking we’d still have options. I wasn’t showing at all and had no symptoms, so we assumed it would be early days.”
But early days it was not: when Kate consulted an obstetrician, she learned she was just weeks away from her due date and “totally freaked out”.