Pregnant Dog Has Giant Belly, But After 9th Pup Arrives, Mom Realizes She Has A Bigger Secret

Natasha and Alicia are the proud owners of a 3-year-old Irish setter named Romy. Natasha, a qualified veterinarian from the West Midlands, was more than prepared when Romy got pregnant for the very first time in December 2011.

Natasha performed an ultrasound on Romy around four weeks into the pregnancy. She and Alicia were certain they saw eight or nine puppies inside the womb. It made sense, since the average litter size for the Irish setter is nine.

- Barbara Diamond,