In December 2016, Aly Opfer was just a normal 22-year-old living in Cleveland, Ohio where she worked as a cheerleading coach. Two days after spending hours at her job flipping and tumbling, she started to experience extreme pain, which she chalked up to menstrual cramps. Unfortunately, her condition didn't improve — Aly had spent most of the day curled up in fetal position — and 24 hours later she found herself in the hospital. But there was a big, rather important catch. She wasn't suffering from cramps at all: she was not only pregnant, but in labour.
"I felt totally normal to the point where I was still tumbling the week I had him! I had plenty of energy and felt like my normal self," Aly told POPSUGAR. "And then when I went into labour, I thought the pain was menstrual cramps but they got so bad over the next day-and-a-half, I knew something serious was happening. So we thought maybe kidney stones — and so did the ER doctor when I initially went in and he examined me. We didn't find out I was actually in labour until they did the ultrasound to see how big my kidney stones were and found my son."