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Another Mom Unaware She Is Pregnant Until The Baby Arrives!

Life had been normal for Juanita Stead, 36, until she started to feel a bit of back pain while attending a New Years Eve Party on Dec 31st.

“It was just a little pain in my back and I just ignored it as the day went on,” the new mom said, when recalling her very memorable end to 2008.

“By 20 after nine that night, I was in complete and utter back pain and my urine, I couldn’t even urinate — I couldn’t even do a dribble of pee,” she said.

Her brother-in-law, who is a paramedic, told her that it sounded like she might be passing a kidney stone.

She went to hospital by ambulance and was accompanied by her brother-in-law and her husband Terry, 35.

In the emergency room, she was put through a barrage of tests as doctors tried to figure out what was going on.

“They done all kinds of tests — they done blood work and everything else,” Stead said.

“They sent me for an X-ray, and when they sent me for an X-ray, the doctors says: ‘It’s no kidney stone, you got a baby ready to be delivered,” she added, saying she was in “complete shock.”

At 12:31 a.m. on Jan. 1, Stead gave birth to baby Nicholas who weighed seven pounds and 12 ounces. He was healthy and one of the first babies born in Canada in 2009.

Juanita told CTV’s Canada AM, she wore her everyday clothes had no sickness and got her regular menstrual period every month. The baby was a real surprise!For some reason this happens all of the time, I have no idea how…

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  • For the life of me, I can’t figure out how this could happen to people. I’ve heard stories like this before.

    I’m 12 weeks preg. as of today and I sure as heck knew I was pregnant within just a week or so. And with my belly growing and clothes fitting VERY tight, I can REALLY tell I’m preggo. 🙂

    The story is just crazy to me!

  • I never understand when I hear these things, either! I think a woman has to be really out of touch with their body. By the way, I absolutely LOVE this blog. I’ve been checking in regularly and it has become my new fav site!

  • hey that happened to me too. i didn’t know i was pregnant till 3 months later because i had my period too and didn’t have any sickness. (i just had an addiction to skim milk–i took in 2-3 liters a day)i was skinny as a rail and did yoga 5x a week… and remained so until late in my pregnancy.i didn’t show until i was 8 months on the way but despite what you may think, my son was fairly good sized– 8lbs 9oz for my 100lb frame was no joke. ^_^

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