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Woman’s stomach pains led to a surprise birth in the shower

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Brittany Young, 24, of Des Moines, Iowa, went into labor and had delivered her baby, Miracle, in the shower of her apartment. Young knew she was pregnant, but thought she was earlier along than she was on Wednesday. The Des Moines Register, Bryon Houlgra Brittany Young, 24, of Des Moines, Iowa, went into labor and had delivered her baby, Miracle, in the shower of her apartment. Young knew she was pregnant, but thought she was earlier along than she was on Wednesday. The Des Moines Register, Bryon Houlgra
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A woman stepped into the shower this week to help ease the discomfort of stomach pains. She emerged holding a newborn.

Brittany Young, 24, told the Des Moines Register that she knew she was pregnant and had recurring stomach pains on Wednesday. Turns out, Young may have misunderstood a hospital worker in December. Instead of being 12 weeks pregnant then as Young believed, she had 12 weeks left.

“I got in the shower, not even five minutes after that, I was like, my stomach is still hurting. Not even five seconds (later), I had to push,” Young said. Soon after, her daughter, Miracle, arrived, weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces (2.27 kilograms).

“This baby's eyes were open; she was just sitting there staring at me,” Young said. “She didn't cry or anything. I was in shock. I was like, there's a baby here.”

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