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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