Thursday 25 May 2017

Marathon labour for pregnant runner

Amber Miller with her baby after giving birth minutes after finishing the Chicago marathon (AP Photo/Daily Herald/Mark Black)
Amber Miller with her baby after giving birth minutes after finishing the Chicago marathon (AP Photo/Daily Herald/Mark Black)

A pregnant woman felt contractions a few minutes after finishing the Chicago Marathon and gave birth just hours later to a daughter.

Amber Miller was nearly 39 weeks pregnant when she started the 26.2-mile race on Sunday morning.

She said her doctor allowed her to run half the race and walk the other half.

Ms Miller says she felt contractions after finishing in six hours and 25 minutes. When the contractions became regular, she stopped to get a sandwich and then went to the hospital.

Her baby girl June was born at 10.29pm local time weighing 7lb 13oz.

Ms Miller said she was happy, but Sunday was "the longest day of my life".

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