A woman has given birth at an abortion clinic during her consult.

The baby girl was delivered by clinic physician Dr Bruce Norman at the Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Mississippi.

‘The whole thing happened within about a 20-30 minute span,’ clinic director Shannon Brewer told DailyMail.com on Thursday.

Ms Brewer shared as much as she could about the surprising event, without revealing any personally identifying information about the mother and child, who she said are both in good health.

‘Based on the appearance of the child that was delivered, it seemed as though the woman had come to full term in her pregnancy,’ Brewer said.

But Brewer said her team never had the chance to perform an ultrasound to determine exactly how far along the woman was into her pregnancy, because she went in to labor so quickly after arriving at the facility.

The mother had known she was pregnant for at least a few days.

‘[The patient] said she went to a hospital a few days before [coming to our clinic] and that’s when the hospital staff verified she was pregnant, but didn’t do an ultrasound to determine at what stage she was in her pregnancy,’ she said.

“She was quiet and seemed a little shocked, but not very talkative about it,’ she said. ‘But then, it all happened so fast that there wasn’t a lot of conversation going on.’

After the unexpected delivery at the Jackson Women’s Health Organization clinic on Wednesday, both the mother and daughter were transported to a local hospital where they were found to be in good health, according to Brewer.

Even if the woman hadn’t gone into labor, she still wouldn’t have been able to obtain an abortion that day.

In the state of Mississippi, there is a 24-hour waiting period required after an initial abortion consultation before a pregnancy can be terminated.

Sounds like one very determined little baby!

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  • I would love to hear an update on this story and know that the bub is in a loving home


  • Weird the hospital nor her would’ve checked how far along


  • I don’t understand this story in terms of timing. Isn’t it only legal to perform an abortion up to a certain period of time, whilst she has gone a full 40 weeks of pregnancy. What a situation!


  • I feel for the child in all this as she obviously wasn’t wanted – I hope the mother does the right thing.


  • An very interesting story you don’t come across everyday. I wonder how the mother feels about things now.


  • Wow, amazing. That little girl was supposed to be here. Hope she is well taken care of. I get so surprised when someone is pregnant so far along and doesn’t know it. I have know two women personally who only found out they were pregnant when they were 7 months along!


  • wow. I aways find it amazing that she went so long 9 months not knowing she was pregnant.


  • Oh my. Was she full term then? Incredible!!


  • A very unusual story,hopefully she will be happy she gave birth.


  • Sounds like there’s more to the story with her :( I hope she gets some support

    • I agree – I think there is a lot more to this particular story and I hope support is given too. This little family will need it.


  • Abortion by a full term baby ??!! Sorry, but I’m just glad that it wasn’t possible. Bless this wee baby…unwanted ! Hope mums love is stirred or otherwise it finds a loving home.


  • I do hope the mum and bub get the support they need because it is no doubt quite a shock.


  • These stories always amaze me … how can you possibly not know you are pregnant and especially that far gone…. ??!!


  • So she basically didn’t know she was pregnant till she was nine months along? I’m always amazed by that.


  • It seems, if she was investigating having an abortion, she didn’t want the baby. I wonder what hapoens now, and if she’ll keep it or ‘get rid of it’ as she intended


  • Blimey


  • That must have been a big sock for everyone involved!


  • I wonder if she kept the baby or if she put bub up for adoption


  • I’m not against abortion but find it disturbing that this woman wanted an abortion for a full term baby!

    • Pretty sure the article states that the woman was unaware of how far along she was in her pregnancy……


  • Poor woman. It can’t be easy having so little time to prepare for a baby you never planned on.


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