Connecticut Woman Thought She Had ‘Stomach Bug’ Before Giving Birth
SEYMOUR, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Connecticut woman thought she just had a stomach bug when she developed abdominal pains, but she ended up giving birth to a 9-pound-3-ounce boy without having known she was pregnant.
Jennifer Scollin of Seymour, Conn., knew something wasn’t right when she started feeling pain in her stomach on Saturday morning. An ambulance was sent, but her water broke she was about to leave her house.
That was when she realized she was about to have a baby.
Minutes later, the boy was born in ambulance parked in the driveway of her home in Seymour after her boyfriend, Matt Dillman, called 911 for the ambulance.
Scollin said she had no idea she was pregnant.
“How could you not know you have this little thing inside you from week after week — this right here?” Scollin said. “I believe it now.”
Scollin told the Connecticut Post that there were no signs of a pregnancy. She said she had been feeling fine up until Saturday and had been menstruating every month until last month.
Although it is rare, doctors said what happened to Scollin is possible.
The couple named the boy Cole Michael Thomas Dillman, who joins his 4-year-old sister, Kelsey.
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