Stephanie Jaegers was experiencing serious gut pain one mid-October evening, so she decided to go to the hospital to get checked out. Before taking herself to the emergency room, the Georgia woman called her husband Michael and explained that she had to go to the hospital to see what exactly was causing her so much pain. She was hoping doctors could give her a CAT scan to figure it out.
When she got to the hospital, the doctors decided to perform an ultrasound instead.
Jaegers told the New York Post she was prepared for news about potentially having a kidney stone, but she had no idea what kind of news she was about to actually receive.
"There are no words to describe the range of feelings associated with being told that you’re having a baby—in 30 minutes,” Jaegers’ husband, Michael, told WXIA Atlanta.
The Jaegers already have three children. Michelle says that she even had her period over the past nine months, and didn’t experience any type of pregnancy symptoms.
She says she was also told she was premenopausal, and could not have any more children following a blood transfusion she received after the birth of her now-2-year-old daughter.
Husband Michael said he went from looking up kidney stone treatments on the internet to learning they were going to be parents for a fourth time within an hour. He also shared the news in a Facebook post, saying that Stephanie had no idea she was pregnant because the baby was breech and not moving around.
Shaun was born around 4 a.m. on October 19 at an Atlanta-area hospital, weighing in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Fortunately, the Jaegers didn’t get rid of all of their baby clothes and equipment. They dug up an old car seat in their attic and are hoping a GoFundMe page will help them get the cash for the rest of the baby things they need. They’re about $500 short of their $2,000 goal right now.
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