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Woman Gives Birth An Hour After Finding Out She Was Pregnant

Woman Gives Birth An Hour After Finding Out She Was Pregnant

by January 9, 2015 0 comments

News from the realm of “What the fuck?” and “Holy shit!” today. A Massachusetts woman gave birth to her 10-pound daughter only an hour after discovering she was pregnant with the child.

Now before you do the thing that I did, and get all judgemental, abosrd some of the facts. So you don’t feel like an asshole, like I do.I’m just looking out for everyone.

23-year old Karen Kropas was on birth control and had a menstrual cycle. She had no morning sickness, and only experience swollen feet, which she assumed was from her day job as a caterer. Then the back pain came. The pain was so intense that it sent Kropas to the hospital. Good thing too, otherwise the baby may have come as a horrifying shock, had it been born without any warning at all.

Could you imagine that? Duuuuuude.

Kropas’s boyfriend of 2 1/2 years called her parents as soon as the news was received. Kropas’s father says he almost fell out of his chair while the elder Ms. Kropas screamed from what was likely a mix of horror and joy. The infant was born healthy via cesarian.

While they are a rare occurrence, surprise pregnancies are a frequent enough of a happening that they have a clinical name. “Cryptic” pregnancies, as they are called, happen often enough that there are support groups for women who have experienced the phenomenon. TLC also had a TV show about it called¬†I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant, where they dramatize the experiences of several women.¬†Pregnancies usually go unnoticed when a woman is overweight or has irregular periods.

I guess it isn’t such a bad thing then, to ask a woman if she’s pregnant, even if she may not be. You might be doing her a favor.

…just kidding.

[Via Washington Post]

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