Pregnant Marathon Runner Finishes Day by Giving Birth

A 27-year-old Chicago woman had quite a day when she ran in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday.

Amber Miller, who was 39 weeks pregnant, had only planned to run part of the race but ended up alternating between running for two miles and walking two miles all the way to the finish line.

Quite a day’s accomplishment for a pregnant woman, but her day was far from over.

Later that afternoon she began having contractions. She and her husband rushed to Central DuPage Hospital where her daughter June was born at 10:29 p.m.

According to a spokeswoman at the hospital, both mother and child are doing well. This was the couple’s second child and while Miller had also run while carrying her son Jacob, she had never run so far along in her pregnancy.

Miller had signed up for the marathon in February, two days before finding out she was pregnant. Having paid the entry fee, Miller decided to go ahead and run in the race even though she had not yet given birth. Miller’s doctors were aware of her plans to run in the race and approved her regimen of training and exercise for the event.

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