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Woman, 44, Hospitalized For Hernia Delivers Surprise Baby

Wed, February 13, 2013 2:11pm EDT by 3 Comments
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It isn’t every day that the average hospital patient with stomach pains discovers that she is pregnant! A woman in Michigan delivered a 10-pound baby girl after being told she and her husband of 24 years could not have children.

Linda Ackley, 44, rushed herself to the hospital on Feb. 8 with severe stomach pains, but ended up delivering a baby girl 15 hours later! Unsuspecting of her pregnancy until the day of delivery, Linda had an emergency C-section, and her baby girl Kimberly Kay Ackley was born at 11:20 p.m.

“Some people have nine months to prepare, I had hours,” her husband, Mike Ackley told Michigan Live.

In 2011, Linda had abdominal surgery and thought she couldn’t have children, according to the Daily Mail. “She is our miracle baby,” the first-time mother says about new daughter Kimberly.

Linda Ackley Discovers She’s Pregnant

Linda went to the doctor on Feb. 8 because of bloating in her abdomen, and she thought she had a hernia. The doctor sent her to Michigan’s Allegiance Health facility for a CT scan, which disclosed that she had carried a baby full term, nearly 40 weeks.

“I wish someone would have taken a picture of my face,” her husband Mike said when he found out the good news. He added that referring to the pregnancy as surprising “doesn’t even come close.” They started dating in high school when Linda was a sophomore and her husband a junior.

Linda Survives Dangerous Stomach Infection

In February 2011, she contracted necrotizing gascilitis, a bacterial infection that attacked some of her soft tissue and left her in a coma for a week on a ventilator. Because of the infection, some of her stomach muscles were removed — and doctors did not think she would survive.

The Michigan woman explained that for nine months, she had confused her baby’s kicks and turns for twitching nerves, and expanding and contracting muscles caused by her stomach surgery.

Linda & Mike Are Finally Proud Parents

‘They always wanted children,” Rosie Konopka, 48, Linda’s sister, said.

While their apartment is not prepared for a baby, the couple has received tons of donations and gifts from family members and others. The ecstatic couple is excited to welcome home their new bundle of joy!

What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Are you shocked the couple gave birth even though they deemed having children to be impossible?

— Yakira Young

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