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Woman wakes up from surgery to unexpected surprise

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NEW ZEALAND – A New Zealand woman woke up from surgery to an unexpected surprise.

After severe abdominal cramping, Rebecca Oldham, 25, says she had multiple scans, blood tests, and six pregnancy tests to explain the pain she was experiencing.

According to the New Zealand Herald, Oldham was admitted to the hospital in November last year to have her ovaries removed, but instead, doctors discovered a full-term 9 pound baby.

Before performing an emergency caesarean, Doctors woke her up to tell her what they found.

“I am so glad they woke me and told me I was going to have another baby,” Oldham said. “Even though it was short notice it was better than waking up and being handed a baby.”

Oldham and her partner James were already parents to a 20-month-old daughter when she found out her she would need surgery to remove her ovaries.

Oldham said, “I was facing not being able to have any more children because they thought there were problems with my ovaries and all of a sudden we had a son.”

Doctors say the stomach pains she experienced were most likely because her son had lodged tightly along her back.

“He was lodged in, even with the caesarean they had to use forceps to get him out,” Oldham said. “They think the pain was caused by him trying to move around but he couldn’t.”

Doctors are investigating how the advanced pregnancy was missed.

For more on the story, visit The New Zealand Herald’s website.