Woman who had no idea she was pregnant and thought she had food poisoning, gives birth to a baby boy in her bathroom
- Patricia Crawford from New Jersey gave birth to a healthy baby boy in her bathroom on March 28
- She had had stomach complaints all night, but assumed it was just food poisoning
- It is estimated that one in 450 women does not know they are pregnant until they have carried a baby for 20 weeks or more
- Patricia says she did not have any symptoms of pregnancy, except for occasional problems with her stomach and a ‘flutter’ she felt a few weeks ago
A New Jersey woman thought her terrible cramps were food poisoning – but when she ran to the bathroom, she delivered a baby boy.
Patricia Crawford had no idea she was pregnant before giving birth on March 28.
She and her husband, Evan Darragh, told it News 12 New Jersey that they had tried to conceive, but thought their efforts had failed so far.
Since the arrival of the new surprise member of their family, the Keyport, New Jersey couple rushed to store baby clothes, diapers, and more – and fell in love with little James.
Patricia Crawford (left) had no idea she was pregnant until she went to the bathroom with what she thought was food poisoning. Instead, on March 28, she gave birth to her and her husband, Evan Darragh’s (right) first child, James (center).
Patricia had hardly slept on that fateful Thursday evening.
Instead, she was suffering from her stomach again.
She had had a few in recent months, but this episode was particularly intense.
Patricia had not been particularly concerned about her abdominal pain. Instead, she was busy with the death of her father on March 28, 2018.
‘I got through it a bit every day and kept myself as busy as possible. Just zoom in, “she told News 12.
She felt something like a flutter – maybe the baby kicking in the womb – a few weeks ago, but otherwise she didn’t seem to have any pregnancy symptoms.
Baby James is named after his grandfather, who died exactly a year before Patricia unexpectedly gave birth to her son
Evan (left) and Patricia (right) had been trying to conceive for a while, but did not know that their efforts had worked until Patrica gave birth unexpectedly last week
Most women realize that they are pregnant when they are five or six weeks pregnant.
It is estimated that about one in every woman does not realize that she will have a baby until she is 20 weeks or more pregnant.
A missed period is usually the first significant sign, but some women naturally have irregular periods or don’t get them.
Patricia just didn’t know, so when she ran to her bathroom Thursday night, she didn’t expect anything unusual.
Patricia (left) said she might not have noticed her pregnancy symptoms because she mourned the loss of her father, James (right)
But just before she went to the toilet, Patricia’s entire world came.
“By the time I got back to the bathroom, a baby suddenly came sliding out,” she said.
“It was just like” oh my God, what are we even going to do. ”
The couple’s house was perfectly equipped for them, but there was no diaper, bottle, bib, pacifier or crib in sight.
Family and friends quickly came to the rescue when the family settled into their new life.
Shocking when her son was born, Patricia says it was serendipitous.
She and Evan named the baby James, after Patricia’s father.
James was born exactly one year from the day his namesake died, exactly when his grandfather would go to work.
“I think my sister said it best. She [said] it was as if my father came from heaven and said, “you will no longer be sad on March 28,” said Patrica.
“And it’s really the best in the world.”