Saturday 17 March 2018

Pain in back turns into miracle baby

An aspiring half-marathon runner in Minnesota attributed her unbearable back pain to a two-hour training session. A day later, she was cradling a baby.

Trish Staine (33) said she had no idea she was pregnant before the surprise birth. The mother of three said she hadn't gained any weight or felt foetal movement in the months before. And besides, her husband had a vasectomy.

"I said 'no, no, that's impossible,'" Staine said from her hospital room.

Staine said she ran for about two hours on Sunday and afterwards stated to feel a pain in her back. It became so bad that her husband called an ambulance the next day. "I felt like I was dying. I didn't know what was going on," she said.

An examination discovered a foetal heartbeat and her daughter was born very soon after, five weeks premature and weighing 6lbs 6oz.

The couple have decided to name their new daughter Mira – short for miracle.

Irish Independent

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