Woman Learns She's Pregnant, Gives Birth an Hour Later

Baby, gallstone. Tomato, tomahto
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2015 11:37 AM CST
Ah, the miracle of totally natural aging and definitely not pregnancy.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Pregnancy can be a wild nine months of mood swings, cravings, love, stress, bonding, and so much more. Unless you're Massachusetts resident Judy Brown, who got the whole thing out of the way in about an hour. ABC News reports the 47-year-old went to the hospital Wednesday night with "severe abdominal pain" and what she thought was a gallstone or something. It turns out she was actually exceedingly pregnant. "To understand and take in that I was pregnant and was about to go into labor…it was very overwhelming," Brown says. According to WCVB, Brown thought the changes her body was going through over the past few months—including a growing belly—were just the process of getting older. "I felt like I was turning into my mother," she says.

Approximately an hour after arriving at the hospital, Brown gave birth to a healthy baby girl—her first child, ABC reports. "Now I have a new purpose in life," Brown's husband Jason tells the Salem News. "I'm already a big kid myself, so now I have one to be with." But he says that's not going to stop him from getting surgery to make sure something like this never happens again, according to WCVB. Since it never occurred to the couple Brown might be pregnant, ABC reports they had to borrow a car seat and bassinet just to leave the hospital. It may seem bizarre, but this kind of thing isn't unheard of. "People don’t know sometimes, or they’re in denial about it," one doctor says. "And denial can be pretty strong." (Meanwhile, these women have given birth in some pretty strange places.)

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