"It's not kidney stone, you are 38 weeks pregnant!" doctors tell this mum
A mum got a pleasant shock when what she thought were kidney stones turned out to be a full-term baby!
Pregnancy is universal. However, no two pregnancies are alike. And this was proven right when Stephnie Jaegers from Georgia, USA accidentally found out that she was 38 weeks pregnant, just as she thought that she could have no child!
Stephnie already had three children. As the story goes, each pregnancy was increasingly more difficult then others. After her third child, she was advised not to have any more children. Soon after that, she was told that she couldn't have any children, due to a medical condition.
A few days following her visit to the doctor, she was having discomfort in her abdomen. Her back was also hurting and she had difficulty in urinating. She thought that it could be a kidney stone. She reached the hospital. There, she was asked if she was pregnant. Clueless about her pregnancy, she told her doctor that she just had her periods that day.
The initial shock!
The doctors proceeded to perform an ultrasound, a standard procedure to detect kidney stones. However, imagine their shock when they found a baby neatly tucked near her rib cage! She was not only full term, but her water had just broken, something she thought as of her periods!
Stephanie and her husband Michael were shocked, surprised and overjoyed! However, as the reality sunk in, they thought about all the things that had gone wrong during the 'pregnancy'. She had not taken any prenatal care. To top it, she injured her leg, and had to undergo an x-ray - a strict no-no during pregnancy.
To add to the complications, the baby was breech. As he was neatly tucked near the rib cage, she never felt his weight. But all turned out well when he was delivered. They named him Shaun.
After the birth
The story was picked up by most of the networks. The family made an appearance on a host of talk shows. Many called them ignorant, however majority of people extended their support to the family. A child can add a financial strain to the family. This family never had any time to prepare for the arrival.
Just a few days back, the father was seen raising a fund for the baby. If you want to help the family, you can donate here. I hope they manage to raise enough funds for Shaun's proper care.
How to plan the finances last minute? Read on to know more.
Last-minute planning for your baby's arrival
Thought you may have prepared for the arrival of your baby, some of you may have not. If you have not, this is how you plan for your baby's arrival last minute. This is not the most ideal situation, but it will keep you from panicking and let you have a stress-free delivery.
- Get your finances in order. You will need some immediate help when it comes to finances. If you have not made provisions, get some loans. However, be very careful where you get them from. Credit Card loans, or even partial payments are not the best of the options. You will end up paying a lot in interest. Instead, borrow the money from your parents, friends or even a bank, where you will get it at a very low rate of interest.
- Be frugal. A baby has very few requirements. So just ensure that you end up buying whatever your baby needs and not what you want your baby to have! Your baby does not need fancy toys right at the birth. He will need diapers, vitamins, a safe crib and a few changes of clothes and a car-seat. All other things can be purchased later.
- Buy pre-loved items. Besides the intimates, you can purchase most of the things that are pre-loved. This will save a lot of money, and you can use that to plan for the baby's future.
We wish the Jaegers family a good year.
Story and image source: Babble, Facebook.