A 44-year-old Michigan woman went to her local hospital for abdomen pains. Fifteen hours later, Linda Ackley was a first time mom.
In 2011, Linda contracted necrotizing fasciitis, a serious type of bacterial infection. Mike Ackley told MLive that doctors didn’t think his wife would live. While the Ackley’s story is spectacular, it isn’t terribly uncommon. Linda hadn’t experienced significant weight gain and her menstrual periods had “always been irregular” according to News.
When Linda arrived at the hospital complaining of bloating of her abdomen, doctors thought it may be a hernia and ordered a scan. It was then that medical staff discovered a full-term baby in the womb.
Turns out the suspected “hernia” was a baby girl ready to make her big debut.
An emergency C-section was ordered and Kimberley Kay Ackley was born.