Find a list of your saved stories here

Woman goes into E.R. for stomach pains, leaves with surprise baby

(File Photo)


Save Story

Save stories to read later


Estimated read time: 1-2 minutes

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

GREENCASTLE, Ind. — An Indiana woman went into the E.R. Friday night expecting to have an emergency appendectomy after she had a sudden onset of severe stomach pains. Instead of surgery, she ended up with a surprise baby boy.

"We were in the E.R. and they thought maybe she had gallstones. (The doctor) said, 'We'll take her back,' and then a few minutes later her water burst everywhere," New father Josh Cox told TheIndyChannel.com.

Batchelor, who is a factory worker, said her body showed no signs of pregnancy other than some weight gain and lower back pain from being on her feet all day.

"I had weight gain but it was my normal winter-time weight gain," Batchelor said. "I was shocked. Very shocked."

Batchelor gave birth that night to a healthy, full-term baby boy weighing in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces, TheIndyChannel.com reported.

Batchelor, who already has two other children, thought she was done having kids and discarded her baby items and furniture in December. Friends and family were understandably stunned with the news and have scrambled to help them get some baby supplies.

Cox and Batchelor named their surprise son after Cox's great-grandfathers General Lee and Jacob.

A Mississippi woman was also surprised with a baby last month. She found out she was pregnant with triplets at age 41 but her doctor found a fourth baby hiding in her womb during delivery.

Related links

Related stories

Most recent Family stories

Related topics

U.S.Family
Tracie Snowder

    STAY IN THE KNOW

    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast