Iowa woman learns she is pregnant 3 hours before birth

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Fort Dodge woman was surprised to learn she was pregnant about three hours before she gave birth to her fourth child on Friday.

Stephanie Hughes originally went to her doctor because she was having cramps, the Des Moines Register reports . Then she learned she was pregnant.

Hughes called her husband to give him the news Friday morning. Then she gave birth around 11 a.m. to a 5 pound, 13 ounce baby girl named Ames.

Hughes says the past few days have been a whirlwind, but she’s looking forward to getting to know her little surprise. The couple’s three older children are excited about the family’s new addition.

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