One mum's five-hour pregnancy
Amanda Prentice ... tried to get pregnant for four years, then had a surprise birth.
Amanda Prentice and her husband Bill had been trying to conceive for four years when they learnt that Amanda was pregnant - and just five hours later, they were parents.
The whirlwind pregnancy and birth began when Amanda started having seizures on April 23. She was taken to her local hospital in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, then airlifted to a larger hospital, where she spent two days unconscious.
I never felt the baby move. I wore the same clothes that I had worn for two years
When she woke up, she got the shock of her life.
“The doctor came in and said, 'I've got good news and bad news,'” Amanda told local TV station 9News. “He said, ‘your blood pressure has skyrocketed here in the last few days. But you've got a baby.'”
The seizures had been a complication of pregnancy – almost the only sign Amanda had even been carrying a baby. Although her feet and ankles had recently swollen up, she says she’d had no clue of what was happening in her body.
“I never felt [the baby] move. I wore the same clothes that I had worn for two years,” she said.
And just hours after learning of the pregnancy, on April 25 Amanda gave birth to a baby girl the couple named Allie McKinley Rose. Although one month premature, she was healthy and weighed 5 pounds and 5 ounces (2400g).
“Five hours after they first told me she was pregnant, I was a dad. Where most people have eight or nine months, I had five hours,” Bill said.
“We had talked about adopting, and now we've got our miracle baby.”