FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — An Illinois woman says she delivered a baby girl a few hours after she found out she was 39-weeks pregnant.
The Hawk Eye reports that Heather Columbus of Niota, Illinois, was admitted to the Fort Madison Community Hospital in Iowa on the morning of June 26 with back pain and cramps.
Columbus was given an ultrasound and a nurse informed her and her husband Michael, who had been waiting in the car, that she was 39-weeks pregnant and the back pain she had been feeling was most likely contractions. That afternoon, 7-pound, 13-ounce Leona Josephine Columbus was born.
Columbus says she still had her menstrual cycle and never felt her baby move.