The stories of cryptic pregnancies – those in which the woman does not know she is pregnant until the moment of delivery – have always seemed impressive to us, and the one that we will share today is not only impressive, but it fills us with hope and wonder.
After eight years of struggling with ɪɴꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ issues and believing they could never have children naturally, a woman found out she was 34 weeks pregnant on the same day she gave birth to her baby.
Shortly after getting married eight years ago, Nicci Garlic and her husband Kelsie received heartbreaking news: according to doctors, they would never be able to ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ children naturally, due to Nicci’s health ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs related to her ᴍᴇɴsᴛʀᴜᴀʟ ᴄʏᴄʟᴇ, as well as other ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ pressure problems.
Although they were told that there was a possibility of becoming parents through I.V.F, the high cost of this type of ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ was beyond the couple’s reach. This was something that got them very bummed out and for which Nicci needed therapy.
Five years later, Kelsie and Nicci decided to become foster parents, and as of 2020, they are foster parents of two children, ages four and six, who came to transform their lives.
However, life would surprise them even more, and in early February, Nicci, who works as a special education teacher, called Kelsie to let her know that she had taken leave from work and needed to take her to the hospital because she was feeling very bad. “We thought she had ᴋɪᴅɴᴇʏ sᴛᴏɴᴇs or ᴀᴘᴘᴇɴᴅɪᴄɪᴛɪs,” Kelsie said.
After dropping her off at the hospital, Kelsie went to pick up the boys to take them to their karate and basketball classes. While he was waiting with them in one of the classes, he got a call from Nicci. “You won’t believe it, but I’m pregnant. And not only that, I’m 34 weeks pregnant,” he recalled his wife saying.
While in the hospital, the doctors observed that Nicci had sᴇᴠᴇʀᴇ ᴘʀᴇᴇᴄʟᴀᴍᴘsɪᴀ, a ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴ of pregnancy that puts the lives of the mother and baby at ʀɪsᴋ, for which it was necessary to perform an ᴇᴍᴇʀɢᴇɴᴄʏ ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ as soon as possible.
Fortunately, all went well during the C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ, and both Nicci and her baby, whom they named Charlie, are healthy, and the family of five couldn’t be happier.
Because the birth of their baby took them by surprise and because Nicci is not on paid maternity leave, Kelsie created a GoFundMe page telling her family’s story and where people who want to support them can make donations.
Regarding her two children, Kelsie said that they have been assured that they are part of the family and the arrival of the baby will not change their family dynamics.