Training for half-marathon, woman has baby; unaware she was pregnant

A Minnesota woman training for a half-marathon gave birth to a baby girl on Monday. Trish Staine welcomed her third child into the world, which seems rather ordinary, except Stain had no idea she was pregnant.

Staine, 33, experienced severe back pain on Sunday, and she attributed it to her intense training for a half-marathon. An emergency room visit, however, resulted in the discovery of a fetal heartbeat. A day later, she gave birth.

“I had a sore back Sunday evening. I had taken a hot shower and was dealing with it,” Staine said. “Monday morning, I woke up and had more back pain, and as the day went on it got worse. I thought I should go to the ER. I thought I ruptured a disc or pulled a muscle.”

No, it turned out a human being was growing inside her body and, despite this, Staine said she didn’t gain any weight or feel any fetal movement.

Staine and her husband, who has had a vasectomy, named the child Mira, short for “miracle.” Though born five weeks premature, the couple expects to take their new baby girl home in about a week.


I don’t care how faithful you think your wife is, go ahead and get a paternity test.

But this is also a warning to a good friend of mine who had a vasectomy, those things may not be 100% reliable.

I do recall a friend of mine who stayed the night at my house when his mother called him early next morning.  I’ll always remember how the fast the color faded from his face when his mother was talking to him, I thought his father died.  But it turns out his older sister of a just a couple of years gave birth, and she and no one else knew she was pregnant.

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