Woman Gives Birth to Very Big Baby One Hour After Finding Out She Is Pregnant

Um, Surprise?! Every now and then, we hear about a woman who is so damn lucky she never experiences morning sickness or back pains or any of the other lovely side effects associated with pregnancy. She can carry her baby for 9 months and never actually know that she's even having a baby. Katie Kropas, who is from Weymouth, Massachusetts, is perhaps the most extreme example of this. She woke up having back pain, discovered she was pregnant, and gave birth one hour later. And you'll never believe how much her healthy baby girl weighed.


Kropas says she rushed to South Shore Hospital as soon as she began feeling bad back pains. We have to assume she was actually going into labor at the time, which would explain the extreme discomfort she was feeling.

Imagine her shock when a doctor examined her and told her she was going to be a mommy -- that day. Kropas says she found out the news at 10:15 a.m. and gave birth at 11:06 a.m.

After nearly 10 months of living life unaware that she was even pregnant, this mom didn't even have to endure hours of labor. I swear, some women have all the luck.

But before we become too green with envy, there's this: baby Ellie was born weighing 10 pounds, 2 ounces. That's right, Kropas was carrying a 10-pound baby in her tummy and says she just assumed she put on a little weight because of the Christmas season.

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Doctors at the hospital where Kropas gave birth say hers is called a "cryptic" pregnancy and that they actually see a few cases just like it every year. Women who are able to carry their babies full term without knowing they are pregnant are usually oveweight or have irregular periods, and may not feel the baby move because of where the placenta is positioned, according to docs.

Kropas admitted it was going to be a little difficult at first because she wasn't at all prepared to have a baby. As great as I think it is to sail through pregnancy without a symptom, I don't think I'd want to be caught off guard like that. Aside from having to purchase items you need to welcome a baby, I've always felt like it took 9 or so months to prepare yourself, mentally, for a new member of the family.

Wishing this mom a great deal of joy and luck as she gets settled in with little Ellie.

Do you think it's a blessing or a curse to not know you are pregnant until you give birth?


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