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Woman Learns She's Pregnant, Gives Birth to 10-Pound Baby 1 Hour Later


(Photo: Kropas Family)

Katherine Kropas, 23, is a caterer in Weymouth, Massachussets. She didn't feel well. Her ankles were swollen. Then, a few days later, she felt strong stomach pains. So Kropas called in sick and had her boyfriend drive her to the hospital. Doctors quickly discovered the source of the pain: Kropas was about to have a baby--and a big one! Neal Simpson writes for The Patriot Ledger:

On Wednesday morning, just 12 hours after her baby arrived unexpected into the world, a tired and dazed Kropas sat surrounded by family in South Shore Hospital’s maternity ward and contemplated the drastically new direction her life had taken. She appeared unfazed by it.

“It’ll be fun,” she said. “I’ll have lots of help.” [...]

Ben Hamar, the doctor at South Shore Hospital who delivered the Kropas baby, said there’s a range of things that can hide a women’s pregnancy from her, including body size and irregular menstruation. He said South Shore Hospital, which sees about 3,500 births a year, usually has a “couple” of cases each year where a mother learns of her pregnancy only weeks or days before the birth. 

The baby, who is a girl, is healthy. Her name is Ellen Olivia.

-via Huffington Post


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I know a woman who didn't realize she was pregnant with her FOURTH child until 5.5 months into the pregnancy. Not fat, but one of those absentminded professor types who is brilliant in one area and clueless in most others.
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