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Iowa woman who stepped into shower to ease stomach pains stepped out with a newborn

Brittany Young, 24, of Des Moines, Iowa, went into labor and had delivered her baby, Miracle, in the shower of her apartment. Young knew she was pregnant, but thought she was earlier along than she was on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Bryon Houlgrave)

Brittany Young, 24, of Des Moines, Iowa, went into labor and had delivered her baby, Miracle, in the shower of her apartment. Young knew she was pregnant, but thought she was earlier along than she was on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Bryon Houlgrave)  (The Associated Press)

A Des Moines woman says that when she stepped into her shower to help ease the discomfort of stomach pains, she never expected to emerge with a newborn.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1EkA7hT ) that Brittany Young decided to shower Wednesday when she suffered recurring stomach pains. Within minutes, she had given birth to a healthy 6-pound, 8-ounce girl.

Young says she was in shock, and then yelled for a friend to call an ambulance.

She knew she was pregnant, but thought she had about six more months to go.

She now thinks she misunderstood a hospital worker and believed she was 12 weeks into a pregnancy instead of having 12 weeks of pregnancy left.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com