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Stomach pains leads to a surprise birth in shower for Iowa woman

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Des Moines woman says that when she stepped into her shower to help ease the discomfort of stomach pains, she never expected to emerge with a newborn.

The Des Moines Register reports that Brittany Young decided to shower Wednesday when she suffered recurring stomach pains. Within minutes, she had given birth to a healthy 6-pound, 8-ounce girl.

Young says she was in shock, and then yelled for a friend to call an ambulance.

She knew she was pregnant, but thought she had about six more months to go.

She now thinks she misunderstood a hospital worker and believed she was 12 weeks into a pregnancy instead of having 12 weeks of pregnancy left.

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