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Woman gives birth, didn't know she was pregnant

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MERCER COUNTY, KY (NBC) - Most women have nine months to prepare for the birth of a new baby.

Kelly Bottom says she had about nine seconds.

Last Thursday afternoon, the 32-year-old says she was doing laundry inside her Harrodsburg, Kentucky home when she felt like she needed to use the bathroom.

Minutes later she squatted on the bathroom floor and gave birth to a 6-pound, 15-ounce baby boy.

Bottom cut the baby's umbilical cord and cleaned him off before packing him into her car and driving to pick up her 7-year-old son from school.

"I knew there was no one else to pick him up from school and I couldn't have him waiting there by himself, so I just did it," she laughs. "I was bleeding real bad, but I did it. Looking back on it now, I don't know how I did it."

Bottom later drove herself and the baby to the Danville hospital where doctors gave newborn Brian Keith Sims a full examination and said he appeared to be in perfect health.

Ronnie Sims, the baby's father, arrived at the hospital to the news that he had a new son.

"She's a trooper," Sims said of his longtime girlfriend. "I'm just thankful that they're both OK."

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