A Hancock County woman celebrating the birth of a baby boy, but she claims she never knew she was pregnant until he showed up.
“Surprise. Shock. Overwhelmed,” said Katherine Moore of Hancock County.
Those were some of the emotions she experienced when her son, David, was born this past weekend.
“We would have loved to have a child together. We would’ve have liked to have a little heads up,” says her husband, Douglas.
Katherine gave birth at their home outside Hawesville last Saturday. She claims she didn’t notice any signs of pregnancy that she experienced the first time she gave birth, including weight gain.
At one point, Moore thought she was going through menopause.
“People were like, ‘You did not know?’ And I’m like, ‘No.’ They’re like, ‘You didn’t gain weight?’ No,” she recalled. “I don’t know if it was because he was so small. People was like, ‘How did you not know?’ and I was like ‘Because there was none of the ordinary. No morning sickness.”
She was taken to Owensboro Health and the baby was placed in the NICU. It happened just days before their wedding anniversary and a few weeks after welcoming another grandchild to the world.
“Our third granddaughter was born March 31st and we have a grandchild due August 31st,” Moore said.
The Moores say their newborn son is making progresss so far, but will be in the hospital for another one to three weeks. They still feel blessed while still feeling surprised.
“This baby is going to be loved,” says Katherine. “He’s meant to be here.”
We reached out to several tri-state physicians to see if this is possible. Officials with Women’s Health Care in Evansville say, “Although it is rare, it does happen.
Many women do not have regular periods, so missing their period is not that unusual to them.
Depending upon their body habitus, some women do not necessarily “show” during pregnancy like others.
If a woman is above her ideal body weight, the pregnancy may not change her body shape that much.
It is also often these women who are above ideal body weight that don’t have regular periods.”