MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Mid-South woman who found out she was pregnant just nine days before she gave birth is calling her newborn son a miracle baby.
“Me and my husband just figured it wasn’t in the cards for us to have children,” Lauren Chalk told WHBQ-TV.
Chalk welcomed little baby Wyatt on Dec. 2.
She said she had given up on pregnancy because had two miscarriages.
It wasn’t until the Saturday before Thanksgiving that she found out she was pregnant, and that not only was she pregnant, that she was 38 weeks along.
“I don’t think I could love anybody more than … I love Wyatt," Chalk said. "He’s the best gift that anybody could give me; best Christmas gift since Jesus."
The first-time mother was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome as a teenager, which is why she had no idea she was expecting. The condition caused her to have irregular menstrual cycles. Chalk also said her clothes didn’t fit her any differently during her pregnancy.
Doctors said it’s not unheard of for women to not know they’re pregnant until days before they give birth, especially if they have conditions similar to polycystic ovary syndrome.
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