Woman Gives Birth at Her Own Wedding

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wedding cakePlenty of women dream of getting married and having children, but most don't think about doing both on the same day. That was the reality, however, for one bride recently who actually went into labor and had her baby at her own wedding.

According to AFP, it happened this past Saturday, July 7, in Western France. The woman was cutting it a bit close, considering that her due date was July 14, but she thought things would be okay. She thought wrong.

Jean-Robert Gachet, mayor of Jallais, was the officiant of the 11 a.m. ceremony. He told the AFP he tried to hurry things along as the bride was “definitely a bit worn out," but that they "put that down to the stress of the wedding."

They made it through the vows, and the guests headed to the reception to await the arrival of the new bride and groom ... only the bride and groom never made it. While posing for pictures, the bride felt strong contractions and went back inside the town hall. There was no time to get to a hospital. Emergency workers were called, and at 12:15 p.m. she delivered her little boy.

“The cry of the new born boy was an emotional moment! It was a first for us and for the emergency services,” Gachet said.

Wow, talk about a memorable day. It would be difficult to know where the wedding album stops and the baby book begins. As mama and baby are said to be doing well, at least the story has a happy ending though. 

People have delivered babies in some pretty unexpected places, but I think this story might just take the cake. Speaking of which, I sure hope somebody thought to save this mama some of her wedding cake!

What was the most unexpected thing about your birth? About your wedding?

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Bliss... BlissBagshaw

Wow.... The most unexpected thing about my baby's birth?  Going from 6cm to 10cm in less than 2 hours and having him delivered in 3 pushes.   The most unexpected thing about my wedding?  How about having to cancel it because I found out I was pregnant again just 3 months after having my son?  LOL.  

thatg... thatgirl70

Why in the world would you plan a wedding so close to your due date? I mean congratulations to her, but if it was that important to be wed before the baby was born, I'd have just gone down to the courthouse and then planned a formal wedding later.

Tania Goddard

The most unexpected part of my daughter's birth was when some lady walked in as I was pushing (I thought it was the Dr. whom we were waiting on) then she suddenly said "I'm in the wrong room." I was thinking... Thanks lady you just saw my womanhood in all its glory.

Heather Duso Johnson

BlissBagshaw - um why would you cancel your wedding just cause you got pregnant again, unless it was around your new due date?  Wouldn't that be a reason to hurry up and make it legal?  

And yeah why would anyone schedule anything this close to a due date. 

nonmember avatar Tegan

She could have ha the wedding date planned before she found out she was pregnant and it could have been to late to change it

butte... butterflyfreak

Ha too funny, my sister got married the same day!

nonmember avatar Melody

Most unexpected thing when I had my daughter was after I gave birth I said out loud "that wasn't as bad as I thought" my dr stopped stitching and gave me a strange look and said shed never heard a new mom say that! (no I did not have an epidural, it was all natural) I think in my mind I imagined the pain to be a million times worse than what it actually was.

Donna Snyder

keep ya pants on that wont happen again

Elanore Forbes

after i gave birth to my son i took a deep breath and said  " can we do it again" ?  so my sister claims i said that. i vagly remember saying it. but, when i pushed for the last time i yelled out " DONT DROP HIM! " cuz it was his head shoulders and not even a sec leter he was out. i didnt want the dr to drop him being he was all slimy. lol

Christina Reyna

Their gonna have a sleepless honeymoon Lol

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