It's always interesting to chat with our neighbor, who is one of the town's EMTs (Neighbor, Recommended). One of their recent calls was to assist a woman who sat herself down on her toilet to take care of some routine business...and out came a baby instead! Splash!!! Quite understandably, this woman freaked and called 911. Not only did she not know that she was in labor, she had NO IDEA that she was pregnant.
I've heard such tales before, of course, but have always been half-tempted to dismiss them as urban myths. I can't do that in this case because 1)We ain't urban :) and 2)The eyewitness testimony is unimpeachable.
This got me thinking: if all the "I know someone who knew someone whose cousin-twice-removed didn't know she was pregnant until she gave birth" stories I've heard are actually true, this occurs with disturbing frequency. What gives? Anyone else have confirmed reports of the like?
Oh, and in this case, mom and baby (who was 6-some lbs) are apparently doing just fine, though undoubtedly both rather bewildered by the whole experience.