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Woman’s Surprise For Mother’s Day: A Son

May 13, 1992

NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) _ Belinda Bodin got a real Mother’s Day surprise: a 7-pound, 11-ounce son.

Ms. Bodin says the birth was unexpected.

″Honestly, I didn’t know I was pregnant,″ said Ms. Bodin, 20. ″I was on my way out (with friends), but I started having back pains. I wasn’t sure what was going on.

″It wasn’t until he started coming out that I realized I was giving birth.″

Her father, Warren Bodin, delivered the baby - which emerged feet first in a breech birth - at their home.

″My mom was going crazy. I heard my dad yell for someone to get him some towels,″ Ms. Bodin said. ″I remembered all those old movies where someone helps to deliver a baby and they ask for towels and hot water. ... It struck me then that I was really going to have a baby,″ she said.

Soon after the baby came, the paramedics were at the door ready to cut the umbilical cord and take mother and child to Iberia General Hospital.

Ms. Bodin named her son, Warren, after her father.