Kentucky Woman Gives Birth Without Knowing She Was Pregnant

"I can't get over you being pregnant. I can't get over your having a baby."

Kelly Bottom says she thought her stomach was hurting, so she went to her bathroom. "I realized it was more than just pains. So then I laid on the floor and I had him. Two pushes and I had him."

He is Brian Sims, now five days old. "I knew I had to cut the umbilical cord and I was trying to clean myself up, and then he had to get out of school and I had to go get him."

He is James Sims, age seven, who says he nearly passed out when his mother came to pick him up with a newborn in her car.

Kelly says she knows some people won't understand how she didn't realize she was pregnant until it was time to deliver. "I lost a bunch of weight and I thought I was gaining all that back."

Or why she did the job herself. "I just done what I thought I should do. I didn't know." "Why didn't you call 911?" "I just wouldn't -- I guess I just wanted to do it by myself, I don't know. "

Mother and baby went to the hospital late that afternoon. She was still bleeding, and he needed an incubator and blood work. Five days later, both are fine.

And big brother James already has big plans. "How long do you think it'll be before you can play with him?" "About a week."

That would be a surprise. But so was Brian Keith Sims, to his father, who calls him a miracle, and his mother, who says she hadn't planned on another child. "But now he's here and I wouldn't take nothing else for him. Would I?"

An article by a childbirth expert about the dangers of not knowing you're pregnant suggests it's more common than you think. Robin Weiss says one in almost 2,500 women fit that profile, which makes them three times more common than women who give birth to triplets.


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