A Salvadorean nun -- who said she had no idea she was pregnant -- gave birth in Italy on January 15, after she felt stomach cramps in her convent and was rushed to a hospital, the Huffington Post website reports today (January 19, 2014).
The 31-year-old mother and her baby boy -- who weighs 7.7 pounds -- are doing well and other new mothers in Rieti hospital have begun collecting clothes and donations for her.
"I did not know I was pregnant. I only felt a stomach pain," the nun was quoted as saying at the hospital.
The nun belongs to the "Little Disciples of Jesus" convent in Campomoro near Rieti, which manages an old people's home, and reports said she would keep the baby. Her fellow nuns were quoted as saying they were "very surprised."