Marathon Runner Has Baby Without Knowing She Was Pregnant

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
June 5, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Marathon runner’s baby: A woman training for a marathon in Minnesota had an unexpected baby while she was training, claiming she had no idea she was pregnant.

Trish Staine, 33, said she was training for a half-marathon on Saturday and ran for two hours when she noticed back pains, reported WDIO.com.

The pain became severe and she was rushed via an ambulance to a local hospital.

“In the ER, they found a fetal heartbeat. I was like, no no no. There’s no way I’m pregnant. But they rushed me up to the Birthing Center, and five minutes after I got into my room, she was born,” Staine told the station.

The baby was born 6 pounds and 6 ounces and was described as “healthy,” she said.

But Staine said that she showed no signs of being pregnant, including weight gain or loss of her period.

“It was like a dream,” her husband, John Staine, told the Duluth News Tribune. “I wanted to make sure it was real.”

The couple has two foster children and two biological children.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.