Woman finds out she’s pregnant 9 days before delivery

/ 04:45 PM December 16, 2019
Baby with Santa hat

A mother gave birth to a healthy baby boy after finding out she was pregnant nine days before going into labor. INQUIRER.net stock photo

A mother claimed that she just received “the best Christmas gift since Jesus” after giving birth to a baby boy on Dec. 2 in the United States, and knowing all about her pregnancy just nine days before she went into labor.

Lauren Chalk, a mother from Memphis City, Tennessee, considers baby Wyatt her “miracle baby,” Fox-affiliate WHBQ-TV reported on Dec. 13. Chalk and her husband have given up on having kids after two miscarriages in 2015 and 2016.


“Me and my husband just figured it wasn’t in the cards for us to have children,” Lauren said in the exclusive interview. 

The 28-year-old mother was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome as a teen, as per report. The condition caused irregular menstrual cycles, which was why she did not immediately notice she was pregnant. Chalk was 38 weeks along her pregnancy when she finally took a pregnancy test.


“I don’t think I could love anybody more than [how] I love Wyatt,” Lauren added. “He’s the best gift that anybody could give me. Best Christmas gift since Jesus.”

Chalk stated that she did not get sick during her pregnancy, The Norwalk Hour reported on Dec. 14. She disregarded the movements she felt as gas bubbles.

Chalk only found out about her pregnancy the weekend before Thanksgiving, after she visited her mother who is a medical professional. Chalk’s mother noticed that she seemed “on edge” and suggested that maybe her hormones were off, as per report. The couple had to wait until the holiday was over to see a doctor.

The mother gave birth through induced birth at the Baptist Women’s Hospital on Dec. 2. The healthy newborn baby came home with his family after six days.

Chalk said the past complications of her previous pregnancies made it hard for her and her husband to believe a full-term pregnancy was possible. The couple also said in the report that at the beginning of the year, they already even considered adopting a child. Cha Lino/JB


Mother who threw her newborn baby at crib jailed


Nativity scene shows ‘most well-known refugees’ Jesus, Mary and Joseph in cages

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: babies, Christmas, Jesus, pregnancy, United States
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.