By Cassandra R. Elias
In the News: Seizures Led to Pregnancy Discovery
Reminiscent of TLC's "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant," Amanda Prentice of Tennessee gave birth last week to what she and her husband are calling a "miracle baby" and with good reason! They didn't know she was pregnant until after she had life threatening seizures.
Amanda and her husband Billy tried to get pregnant for years but were unsuccessful. So one can only imagine the shock and excitement last month when doctors informed them that she was pregnant! But no sooner did the couple get the news, she went on to have her daughter, Allie five hours later.
Allie's birthday story started on April 23, 2012 when Amanda began having mysterious seizures. Her husband rushed her to the hospital in Lawrenceburg, TN where doctors felt her life was in danger.
She was LifeFlighted to Vanderbilt Hospital, but they were not prepared for the diagnosis "complications from pregnancy." The couple was shocked. How could that diagnosis be accurate when she was not even pregnant?
Amanda told News 9 in Tennessee, "The doctor came in and said, 'I've got good news and bad news. He said, 'your blood pressure has skyrocketed here in the last few days, but you've got a baby.'"
Weighing in at five pounds and five ounces, Allie was born healthy. "I never felt her move," Amanda said. "I wore the same clothes that I had worn for two years."
Husband Billy said, "The only signs she had was her feet and ankles had swollen up, and that was it."
The happy family is now receiving congratulatory cards from across the county. "We had been trying for four years and didn't think this was gonna happen," Amanda said. "We had talked about adopting, and now we've got our miracle baby," Bill said.
What do you think of this story? Have you heard of or known anyone who didn't know they were pregnant for many months? How could a person not realize they were pregnant? Let us know in the comments!
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