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Woman shocked to unexpectedly give birth to baby while taking shower to ease her stomach pain

By Mason White 6:13 PM March 17, 2015
Brittany Young with her baby Miracle 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A woman in Iowa, was surprised to be holding a newborn baby after going into a shower to ease stomach pain.

24-year-old Brittany Young of Des Moines, said that the incident unfolded this week in her home.

Young knew that she was pregnant and had recurring stomach pains on Wednesday. It turned out that during her last visit to her doctor, she misunderstood a worker from the hospital.

Instead of being pregnant 12 weeks pregnant, she had 12 weeks left to her pregnancy. She went into the shower, and not even five minutes after that, she felt the need to push.

Soon after, her daughter, Miracle, was born, weighing 6 pounds and 8 ounces. The baby’s eyes were open and she stared at her mother.

Dr. Michael Cardwell at the Mercy Medical Center said that the woman suffered a medical condition called precipitous labor, meaning that contractions may begin just a few hours before delivery.

Young asked her friend to call an ambulance. Police officers who arrived at the scene, found Young’s friend holding a newborn baby and young was waiting in the shower.