Melissa Judd with her son.
Sunman, IN (NBC) - A Sunman, Indiana woman says she gave birth to a baby boy in her bathroom, but she never knew she was pregnant. Melissa Judd and her boyfriend, Nate Smith, said the last thing they were expecting was to be expecting a child.
"I lost weight. I lost 15 to 20 pounds," Judd said.
She said she did not get bigger because of the pregnancy, nor did she have morning sickness or cramping.
"There wasn't any difference or any changes," Smith said. "Her mood was not different."
Judd was cleaning her house the day she gave birth.
"I was feeling cramps so I thought I had to use the bathroom and, well, surprise!" Judd said. "I thought, 'I'm here by myself, so I have to do this alone.'"
She said 20 minutes later, she delivered a boy weighing 5 pounds, 9 ounces.
"As soon as he was out, his eyes opened and started looking around, crying," Judd said. "He was purple though, so I was scared to death."
Judd said she wrapped the baby in a towel and went to her neighbor, Keith Bradley, who happened to be an emergency medical technician.
"I came running to her, and I saw she had a baby in her hands and blood all over her," Bradley said. "I'm like, 'Where'd that come from?'"
Bradley said the only thing on his mind was that he had to get the umbilical cord clamped off, but he said he didn't have anything to do it. Within minutes Sunman paramedics arrived and Judd and the baby were taken to an area hospital. Smith said he thought it was a joke when he got a call from a 911 dispatcher that his girlfriend just had his baby.
"I drove to the hospital, and sure enough, there they were," Smith said. I would have never known. When I heard about it, I thought I was going to pass out."
The couple says after the whole ordeal they think their baby is a miracle and wouldn't trade him for anything.