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A woman's stomach pains led to surprise birth in shower

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DES MOINES (AP) -  A Des Moines woman says that when she stepped into her shower to help ease the discomfort of stomach pains, she never expected to step back out with a newborn.

   The Des Moines Register reports that Brittany Young decided to shower on Wednesday when she suffered recurring stomach pains. Within minutes, she had given birth to a healthy 6-pound, 8-ounce girl.

   Young says she was in shock. She then yelled for a friend to call an ambulance.

   Young says she knew she was pregnant, but thought she had about six more months before giving birth.

   She now thinks she misunderstood a hospital worker who earlier told her she was pregnant. She left the hospital believing she was 12 weeks as pregnant instead of having 12 weeks of pregnancy left.

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