BEVERLY, Massachusetts – A quick trip to a Massachusetts emergency room for abdominal pain forever changed the lives of Judy and Jason Brown.
Jason took his wife of 22 years, Judy, to the Beverly Hospital emergency room in Beverly, Massachusetts with severe abdominal pain. Expecting to be treated for a potential blockage or gall stone, the couple was more than surprised when they welcomed their daughter just an hour later.
“It was a little bit scary getting into the hospital thinking something really bad was going on,” Brown told ABC News. “To understand and take in that was I pregnant and was about to go into labor… it was very overwhelming.”
At a healthy 8-pound and 2-ounces, the Brown’s named their first and only daughter, Carolyn Rose after their mothers. Then, they jumped into action by calling friends and family members to borrow basic necessities like a car seat and bassinet so they could leave the hospital.
Judy, who is 47 years old, never expected to be pregnant at this stage in her life as she admitted that she thought her body was going through changes.
Dr. Kimberly Gecsi, an obstetrician and gynecologist at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, said while rare, some women do not realize they’re pregnant until shortly before giving birth.
Gesci even encouraged women in their late 40s to discuss contraception options with their doctors as well symptoms of menopause before ever denying the possibility of getting pregnant.
As for the Brown’s and their newest addition, they are settling in quietly at home.