- A day before giving birth, a 46-year-old woman found out she was pregnant
- Monica Thompson gave birth to a premature boy earlier this year
- Thompson became a first-time mom after failing to conceive with her late hubby
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Monica Thompson received the surprise of her life when she found out she was pregnant only a day before giving birth.
In a social media post by Candace Gray, the world learned about Thompson's miraculous baby boy.
Briefly.co.za learned that Thompson and her late hubby, who passed away in 2016, had struggled for 16 years to conceive.
They reportedly attempted everything, but could not afford the pricey IVF treatment. However, after his death, Thompson gave up on her dream to become a mom.
Even when she met her new partner, Jason Ratliff, through a dating app in 2017, she never thought she would become a mom.
“When I turned 40 I became content with being a dog mother," she said.
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Thompson and Ratliff moved in together shortly after meeting but they never thought about starting a family.
However, a couple of months later, without her knowing, Thompson fell pregnant. Despite being with child, Thompson received her periods and she even lost about 9kg thanks to a fitness regime she started following.
So, Thompson had no idea what to expect when she was rushed to the hospital earlier this year with nausea and cramping.
The medical staff asked her if she could be pregnant and Thompson immediately dismissed the idea.
However, after doing blood tests, doctors informed a stunned Thompson that she was indeed expecting a baby.
Not even 24 hours later, the Las Vegas resident was rushed into the theatre for an emergency C-section.
Baby Jayden Anthony Willie Edwin Ratliff was born premature and Thompson could only hold her boy after a week.
Although she loves being a mom, Thompson felt like she was robbed of the experience of being pregnant.
Jayden is now nine months old and has started crawling and walking.
"I think it’s extra special to become a mom at this age. Of course I would like to have been younger, but I know more now," she revealed.
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