In Duluth, Minnesota, 33-year-old marathon runner Trish Staine thought her unbearable back pain was due to a two-hour training session. Turns out she was wrong — she was pregnant and a day later, she was cradling a newborn! Staine who has two other children, insists she had no idea she was pregnant and hadn’t gained any weight or felt fetal movement in the months before. And besides, her husband had a vasectomy. Staine said she ran for about two hours Sunday in preparation for a half-marathon on June 22.
Afterwards she developed back pain and at one point the pain became so great her husband called an ambulance. During the emergency room examination, she and her husband were stunned to learn medical staff had detected a fetal heartbeat. She was whisked to the delivery room and in what she said seemed like 5 minutes later, her daughter was born at 3:25 p.m.
Monday. Born about 5 weeks early, the Staines expect they will be able to take their baby home in about a week, a girl they have named Mira – short for Miracle. (myway.com)