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Woman Went To Hospital To Have Ovaries Removed - And Gave Birth To Surprise Baby

14/08/2014 17:02 | Updated 20 May 2015

Woman went to have ovaries removed and had surprise baby

A woman who went into hospital to have her ovaries removed came home with a baby boy!

Rebecca Oldman, 25, had been suffering from painful cramps and – after three scans, two blood tests and six pregnancy tests to try to explain her symptoms – doctors advised her to have her ovaries removed.

But during the operation, staff at Middlemore Hospital in Manukau City, New Zealand, woke her up and informed her she was actually 32 weeks pregnant.

Rebecca was quickly taken for an emergency caesarean and gave birth to baby James. The mother-of-two told the New Zealand Herald: "I was facing not being able to have any more children because they thought there were problems with my ovaries and all of a sudden we had a son.

"Even though it was short notice it was better than waking up and being handed a baby."

Rebecca's stomach cramps are now thought to have been caused by James being lodged tightly along her back.

She said: "He was lodged in, even with the caesarean they had to use forceps to get him out. They think the pain was caused by him trying to move around but he couldn't."

Doctors are now investigating how the pregnancy was missed.

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