One recent evening, Stephanie Jaegers called her husband Michael in a panic.She was experiencing severe abdominal pain and thoughtthe pain was the result ofkidney stones. Michael rushed home to drive Stephanie to the hospital.
Shortly after the Georgia couplevisited with the doctors,they learned the staggering truth: thatStephanie did not have kidney stones at all. She was pregnant and was about to give birth!
Stephanie and Michael werecompletelyshocked. Not only did they have no idea she was pregnant, but he was also arrivingin 30 minutes. After all, doctors had told the pre-menopausal mother ofthree that she was unlikely to bear any more children.
In the viral post below, Michael explains to the world how Stephanie went 38 weeks without realizing she was pregnant…
“So the question posed multiple times this morning is, ‘How did you NOT know you were pregnant for 8 months??’
Please trust that this is a question me and Steph have asked each other multiple times whenever we’ve heard similar stories like this.
Here’s what we can gather based on the info given to us from the doctors here at Piedmont Henry Hospital.Steph was diagnosed with pre-menopause awhile back which would justify the hormone imbalance also associated with a pregnancy.
Shaun was also breech throughout the entire pregnancy which prevented him from moving around to indicate to Steph that he was in there and his position made it to where Steph didn’t ‘show.’”
“The most bizarre part is she continued to have a menstrual cycle, which the hospital tells us is rare, but can happen.
Lastly, Steph broke her ankle a couple of weeks ago and was laid up for the last couple of weeks limiting her movements. All of this together ruled out in our minds even the remote possibility of a pregnancy.
Hope this helps explain a bit about how/why this birth came as such a shock to us.”
“I can’t even begin to explain to you guys the range of emotions we’ve experienced over the last 12 hours. I went from googling ‘kidney stone treatments’ to a panic attack over the fact that not only were we pregnant, but the baby was coming within the hour.
Most parents have a good 9+ months to plan for such a blessing, we had 30 minutes notice.”
“Fortunately, we saved a lot of Jakob and Dylan’s baby clothes and my family has really been great about extending their offers to help. My mom told me last night that God only gives us as much as we can handle. As much of a challenge that we face ahead with a currently handicapped wife now having to take care of Sadie AND Shaun, we have 2 other great kids willing to help out as much as possible.
And while it was very unexpected, we’ve been blessed for a 4th time with an angel.”
“I can’t thank you guys enough for all of the well wishes and prayers that continue to pour in. We love you all so much and knowing so many people truly care makes it so much more of a beautiful experience for us.”
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