SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) -- An Australian woman got the shock of her life when she gave birth to a healthy baby boy just three hours after learning she had been pregnant for nine months.
Carolyn Hounsell, 27, went to her doctor with stomach pains and was admitted to hospital, The Daily Telegraph reported this weekend. A few hours later, the care worker said she got "a very big shock" when she delivered a 3.6 kilogram boy.
"I'd had some indigestion," Hounsell said, according to the newspaper.
"They sent me off for an ultrasound, which told them I was at 37 weeks. The cramping I'd had were contractions," she said.
Hounsell had tried unsuccessfully to conceive in the past.
Her husband Dennis Ross, 44, had been told he could not father children after a car accident two-and-a-half years earlier.
"He's a good size. It makes you wonder where I could hide it. My boss was very surprised but not quite as surprised as I was," Hounsell was quoted as saying.