Sunday, January 11, 2009

Unhappy New Year!

This sort of story absolutely terrifies me...

A Canadian woman rushed to hospital on New Year's Eve for what she believed was a kidney stone gave birth to a baby boy instead, local media say.

"This is some kidney stone, isn't it," the woman, cradling the newborn in her arms, told Canwest New Service. "We're still in shock. We just can't believe it."

Juanita Stead, 36, said she did not suffer morning sickness or put on extra weight during her pregnancy, and continued to menstruate and so she had no idea that she was pregnant.

A hospital X-ray on New Year's Eve for back pains revealed the truth.

"The technician looked at me and said, 'My dear, you're pregnant with a full-term baby.' And I said: 'No sir, you got the wrong woman and you're looking at the wrong screen. There is no way I'm pregnant," she said.

Nicholas was born soon afterwards.

Coincidentally, the birth of the couple's first child, two-year-old Cameron, also caught them off guard.

Stead knew she was pregnant with Cameron, she said, but he arrived two months early.

"I felt like I had to go to the bathroom and out he popped, right into the toilet," she said. Her husband scooped their first-born out the toilet and put him in his mother's lap until an ambulance arrived, she said.

It's like those stories that you read in Dolly - 'I went to the toilet and pooped out a baby!' - that terrified you in school, then amused you in your early 20's, then terrify you once again...


Desci said...

Do what I do and take a preg test every two months. They're not that expensive and the piece of mind is lovely (especially if you have irregular periods like I do!)

Enny said...

desci - I'm on the pill! So mine seems to come on time all the time, ALTHOUGH HER PERIODS NEVER CHANGED!!!

Mummy/Crit said...

I always wondered how this could be, until I met someone for whom this has now happened twice! She has irregular periods,and erratic weight gain. The first tiem it happened she found out when she was in labour. The second time she was 6 months pregnant with twins before she thought something might be up. She already had two kids before the first mishap - he was a really quiet baby in utero. So now the twins make five. I think someone's husband is haveing a trip to the vet.

Enny said...

M'crit - Ugh!!! How terrible!!!