Woman Gives Birth A Day After Finding Out She's Pregnant

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Woman Gives Birth A Day After Finding Out She's Pregnant

 

For 16 years, 46-year-old Monica Thompson from Las Vegas had been trying to conceive a child with her husband. “It was hard because all my friends were having kids and here I am, not having a baby,” she said. When her husband died in 2016, she finally gave up. That’s why, when she experienced nausea and stomach cramps in October 2018, she never thought that the reason was pregnancy. 

According to Inside Edition, a syndicated news magazine that includes investigative reports, interviews with newsmakers, human interest stories, and celebrity and pop-culture features, Thompson went to a doctor after thinking that she had flu. However, the doctor informed her that she was seven and a half months pregnant. "The doctor comes in and he asks, 'Do you think you might be pregnant?' I'm like, 'Haha, yeah right. There's no way. I’m too old to have children. I am probably going through menopause’,” she said. Jason, her fiance, was equally surprised by the news.

 

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After 24 hours, Thompson was rushed to the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, needing an emergency C-section to deliver the baby. According to an article by People, an American weekly magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories, her son, Jayden, weighed just 3 lbs., 9 oz. and was rushed to the NICU where he was held until he was ready to go home. 

“The day after I had him, I had to call my boss and tell him I had a baby and he couldn’t believe it. He was like ‘What the heck’,” Thompson said. Fortunately, she has a family and co-workers who have been giving them diapers, clothes and more. “They were so supportive. They couldn’t believe I was that pregnant, it was shocking to everyone,” she added. 

 

Screen captured photo on Inside Edition video

 

Now, Jayden is 11 months old and happy and healthy. According to Cathryn DeLe, a clinical doctor, a case like this is rare and usually unheard of. "I have been doing labor and delivery for 27 years and it occasionally happens," she said. 

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