Trish Staine Gives Birth To Surprise Baby: Minnesota Marathon Runner Did Not Know She Was Pregnant [VIDEO & REPORT]
Trish Staine of Duluth, Minnesota, was on a two-hour run Sunday to train for the upcoming Garry Bjorklund half-marathon on June 22. However, the run caused Staine to experience severe aches and pains. To Trish Staine's surprise, she was in labor and promptly gave birth to a 6 pound and 6 ounce baby girl. Remarkably, Staine was never aware she was pregnant!
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"I had a sore back Sunday evening. I had taken a hot shower and was dealing with it," said Staine, who could not understand what was going on. "Monday morning, I woke up and had more back pain, and as the day went on it got worse. I thought I should go to the ER. I thought I ruptured a disc or pulled a muscle."
"I felt like I was dying. I didn't know what was going on," Staine said of the pain.
Admitted to the Duluth, Minnesota, Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center, a doctor's checkup finally revealed the truth.
"They found a fetal heartbeat and I was like, 'No, that's not possible,'" Staine said in an interview with ABCNews.com affiliate WDIO-TV. "They rushed me upstairs and within five minutes of getting into my room, she was born."
The 33-year-old and her husband John have an 11-year-old son, a 7-year-old daughter, and Trish is also the stepmother to John's three boys, 17, 19, and 20.
Following her daughter's birth, John underwent a vasectomy. What's more, Trish Staine said she did not gain weight, did not miss periods, nor did she ever feel fetal movement.
According to a 2012 study conducted by the Canadian Urological Association, there is a failure rate ranging from 0.3 percent to 9 percent within the first six months of a vasectomy procedure.
"I've always been skeptical about all these TV shows and whatnot with people saying, 'Oh, I didn't know I was pregnant,'" Staine told WDIO-TV. "I'm like that's impossible. ... As soon as I had her, I was like, 'I'm a believer.'"
Trish Staine gave birth to her baby daughter on Monday, 3:25 p.m. The girl weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces, at 18.9 inches long. Staine named the baby girl Mira, short for miracle.
"My daughter is really happy, she finally has a little sister," Trish Staine told WDIO-TV. "She's the only girl. Now we have two girls and whole team of boys."
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