Woman gets married and gives
birth on same day (photos)
A mum-to-be planning her wedding and for the
arrival of her baby never expected the two events
to happen on the same day. Stephanie Tallent
moved her nuptials to a hospital ward after her
baby daughter arrived three weeks early.
The 41-year-old attended a routine ultrasound
appointment with partner Jason Nece on Friday
last week when a nurse found the expectant mum
was in active labour.
Stephanie had been due to have a caesarean in
September because the baby was breech, so
medics were forced to act fast.
But the Texas couple told doctors there was one
thing they had to do before the baby arrived.
“It was really important to us that we were
married when our baby was born,” Stephanie told
Staff at the Texas Children’s Pavillion for Women
in Houston sprang into action to make the
couple’s dream come true.
Dr Karla Wagner told PEOPLE: “All of a sudden,
we had a wedding.”
The hospital chaplain was drafted in to perform
the ceremony while Jason retrieved the marriage
licence the couple had obtained a day earlier
along with a white maternity sundress.
Stephanie was even provided with a bouquet,
‘something borrowed’ in the shape of a pearl
necklace from a nurse and a ribbon as her
A nurse played Mendelssohn’s Wedding March on
her mobile phone before the couple exchanged
vows in front of around 25 people.
Newlywed Stephanie was then whisked away in a
wheelchair with a ‘Just Married’ sign on the back
to have her baby.
Less than two hours later, baby Sophia was born
weighing 6lbs 3oz.
Stephanie told PEOPLE: “I didn’t think I’d be
married and having a baby at the same time. This
was the happiest day of our lives.”