A woman in Massachusetts didn’t know that she was pregnant, but welcomed a baby one hour after finding out. According to NECN, Katherine Kropas, 23, of Weymouth, Massachusetts, ended up having stomach pains that forced her to go to the hospital. Little did she know that she would give birth to a healthy 10-pound baby girl a short time later.
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“Kropas said she did not experience any morning sickness or other clues that she was pregnant over the last nine months, other than swollen feet, which she attributed to the 50 hours per week she’d been spending on her feet during the holiday season as a caterer,” reports NECN.
The woman in Massachusetts says that she was fairly regular when it came her monthly cycle, and was on birth control. She was completely shocked to learn that she was pregnant, but she is lucky that her little girl is healthy. As far as being prepared for the youngster, Kropas says that she will have a lot of help. Of course they have a lot of shopping to do, but everyone is happy that things worked out.
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According to Fox News, Kropas was considering naming her daughter “Ellie” after her grandmother who actually drove her to South Shore Hospital earlier this week.
“I’ve heard these stories over and over. You hear them and think, ‘Oh my God, how did somebody not know,’ and this and that, but I can tell you, this is real and true and it happens,” Kropas’ mother, Karen. Most people know that there is a show called I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant that airs on TLC, and most people (especially those who have been pregnant) can’t even imagine not realizing that there’s a full grown baby in your stomach, but apparently this happens more often than you might think.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, a similar thing happened to a woman in Iowa last fall. Shelby Magnani went to the hospital with bad stomach pains only to learn that she was in labor. Hours later, Magnani welcomed twins, Ava and Anna who weighed about four pounds each. And if that wasn’t strange enough, the twins were monoamniotic, meaning they shared one placenta and one amniotic sac. While there is a 50 percent mortality rate, Magnani’s girls were healthy. They were cared for in the NICU for several weeks before being able to go home with mom and dad.
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