(NEWSER) – Surprise births, once the stuff of urban legend, are now the stuff of occasional roundups of shocked new moms who had no clue they were expecting. Canada's Karolane Baillargeon is the latest addition to that club after heading to a Quebec hospital last week for what she believed were stomach cramps—and signing her discharge papers with a baby girl in tow.
"I really wasn't feeling well," Baillargeon, 25, tells CBC News. "I had major cramps … so I went to the hospital emergency room. That's when they told me they were contractions." Baillargeon was 39 weeks pregnant and in labor, so she was taken straight off to the ER, where she gave birth a few hours later to the healthy 7-pound, 11-ounce Annabelle.