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GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio -- It may be hard to believe, but a Geneva-on-the-Lake mother of two gave birth to a baby girl - and she had no idea she was pregnant.

Sunday morning, McKenzie Acierno had a really bad stomach ache. The pain got so bad, she had her husband, Mike, call 911.
"She said, 'Call 911. I said, my wife is having really bad stomach pain. And we don't really know why."

Rookie Geneva-On-The-Lake Police Officer Sandy Davis was filling in for another officer, whose wife, coincidentally, was having a baby.

"I was actually there when the water broke. By the time I could go down and examine her, there was a baby. The baby's head was crowning," said Officer Davis.

"When I felt like I really had to push, I'm like, OK. Now I'm remembering this," said McKenzie.

Meanwhile, Mike remembered Officer Davis calling out orders.
"Towels! Gloves! Hot water! By the time I get back there, she's holding the baby in her arms. It was that fast," he said. "I spent the rest of the day, staring into space, just shocked."

That's because the Aciernos aren't new to pregnancy. They already had 2 children: Nine-year old Dylan and 2-year old Gianna.

Fortunately, the Aciernos still had all of Gianna's baby gear and clothes, so little "Tori" is all set.

Amazingly, McKenzie says she never felt the typical signs of pregnancy. There was no morning sickness. She had abnormal, but monthly cycles until 2 months ago.

She also never felt any movement of the baby, which is sometimes a bad sign. However, Victoria Elizabeth weighed in at just over 6 pounds, and is completely healthy, head to toe.

"We are so blessed," said McKenzie.

Friends have set up a fund to help the family.

One footnote: Mike is also an unemployed lab technician and is looking for a job. He may be contacted by email at


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