Teen gives birth in toilet at home, says she didn't realize she was pregnant

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Wisconsin Teen Unexpectedly Gives Birth in Bathroom

A Wisconsin teenager had no idea that she was nine months pregnant until she gave birth at home.

Seventeen-year-old Braeley Pettigrew said that she had been feeling sick and went into the bathroom. She said that she thought she was having a rough bowel movement until she looked down and saw that there was a baby in the toilet.

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"I never thought I would be having a baby at 17, but my first instinct was to get him out of the toilet and wrap him up to keep him warm," Pettigrew told WDJT-TV.

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Pettigrew initially told her mother that she found the baby on the porch, but her mother called police when she noticed blood on her daughter's clothes. Pettigrew then told her mother that the baby was hers, and she has decided to keep him.

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She has named the baby Kayden, and Kayden is being cared for in the NIC-U at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare.

The surprise pregnancy we told you about on Tuesday? The new mom spoke with 12 News ---> http://wisn.tv/6182B9BMk

Posted by WISN 12 NEWS on Thursday, March 24, 2016
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