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A Florida woman who thought she was suffering from a case of food poisoning ended up giving birth to her second child.

The Pensacola News Journal reports Crystal Gail Amerson, 29, ate Chinese food the night before the birth of her second child, not realizing she was actually 37 weeks pregnant.

Amerson called in sick to work early that morning, and woke her fiance up shortly after to tell him to call an ambulance.

“The stomach pains were just excruciating and I could hardly move,” Amerson said. “I think it was about 6:30 (a.m.) when (the ambulance) got there.”

Amerson said she soon realized she was having contractions. Her second child, Oliver James, was born in the back of the ambulance March 22 at 6:59 a.m.

Although Amerson realized it wasn’t, in fact, the Chinese food that was responsible for her stomach pains, she said she might avoid the cuisine for awhile.

“I think I’m traumatized from Chinese food,” she said. “I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to look at it the same way again.”