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31-year-old nun who had no idea she was pregnant goes to hospital suffering from stomach pains only to give birth to a boy

By Mason White 6:44 AM January 19, 2014
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By: Eva Fett
A nun was taken to a hospital because she was suffering from stomach pains, but it turned out that she was in labor, according to hospital officials in Italy.

The nun who gave birth to a child in the central Italian city of Rieti, said that she had no idea she was pregnant.

The 31-year-old mother, who is originally from El Salvador, named her newborn Francis, after the present Pope.

The mayor of Rieti, Simone Petrangeli, is looking out for the woman’s well being.

The nun called emergency workers on Wednesday morning, and a few hours later, she gave birth to a healthy baby.

“I did not know I was pregnant. I just felt a stomach ache,” she said.

The people at the hospital began collecting donations and clothing for the mother and son.

Fellow nuns said that they were surprised by the news.