A 41-year-old British woman has given birth to a healthy baby girl just 15 hours after finding she was pregnant.
The Daily Mail reports that Amanda Ross was shopping with her partner Paul Dean, 53, when she complained of stomach cramps.
Ms Ross complained to her doctor of recent bouts of bloating, blaming it on constipation.
Her GP referred her to a midwife who told a surprised Ms Ross she was in fact seven or eight months pregnant.
Ms Ross, of South Gloucestershire, was sent home to rest but at 1.30am told her husband her stomach was rumbling and they needed to get to hospital.
At South Hospital in Bristol doctors performed an emergency caesarean section. Baby Chloe was born soon after - 15 hours after Ms Ross found out she was pregnant.
The shocked new mum said she was still getting used to the idea of having a newborn.
The Mail quoted her as saying: "My first reaction when they told me I was pregnant was one of sheer terror.
"I thought 'Oh my God', I could have done this 10 years ago - but I’m in my 40s.
"I had no idea I was expecting - there’d been no flutters, no cravings, no kicking, no morning sickness, no kicking, nothing.
"We were totally unprepared for a new baby - we hadn’t even got a cotton bud.
"Thankfully our families have been really good, running around to get everything we need."