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I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant 2009-05-14 07:00:16

Women Didn't Know They Were Pregnant Until Babies Arrived!

Women who have experienced a stereotypical pregnancy complete with morning sickness, weight gain, and exhaustion may have a hard time believing fellow mothers who swear they didn't know they were pregnant until they gave birth. Having watched a few of the I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant segments on the Discovery Health channel, I am convinced it can really happen. Do you know someone who has experienced this phenomenon?

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Leilanic1 Leilanic1 7 years
this happened to a friend of my mom's. she and her husband were pretty much told they wouldn't be able to have children. then she started to gain weight and was on all these crazy diets and her doctor couldn't find anything wrong with her. just told her that her metabolism was just slowing down. then bam she was in the hospital having a baby! craziest thing. she didn't have any prenatal care nothing. this was seven or eight years ago and he seems like a relatively healthy child.
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
pinkprincess - you couldn't have REALLY been getting your period, right? Was it just bleeding? Or was it truly a regular period? How did your doctor explain this as possible to you? And sorry for asking, but are your overweight? I'm truly fascinated b/c I'm 23 weeks and I find it impossible that you would not know. My neighbor didn't know until she was almost 4 months but she's a very big girl who has always had irregular periods. Plus, 4 months IS NOT 9 months!!
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
I think the whole not having a period thing may tip me off to go to the doctor -- because that's not normal. I don't think something like that can be purely shrugged off. That must be devastating news, though -- you have no idea you're pregnant, and all of the sudden you have a baby. I don't think the average human being would be all happy to have a baby they more than likely didn't want.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
I wonder if some of these women have mental health issues.
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 8 years
I saw this show -- and I saw that tiny Irish girl, and it showed a picture of her singing on stage when she was pregnant and "didn't know", and I'm sorry, but I could definitely see a very distinct baby belly in that photo, she's just stupid. All the other women were fat, and that's why they couldn't tell.
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
I saw this show, it was shocking how many people this happens to. Some of the woman didn't gain any weight and they were not big woman and they said they couldn't feel the baby move.
queenegg queenegg 8 years
I'm 5 weeks today and I'm so tired I've slept 12 hours straight, my stomach hurts from the stretching, I'm going to the bathroom all the time, my chest is so sore, and I've already got "baby brain," so although I'm sure everyone is different, it just sounds outrageous. And I watched part of this last night as I falling asleep, so I heard how they were explaining everything. It's just craziness.
meandtheo meandtheo 8 years
i gotta watch this show because i too have a really hard time believing that people would not know they were pregnant! my first pregnancy was a surprise and i knew something was wrong with my body within 6 weeks (it wasn't even unusual for me not to get my period because i was training for an Ironman). i went to the doctor and discovered i was pregnant because i thought i was sick... like some other people posted i think you would have to be really out of tune with your body to not notice it. setting my TiVo now...i really have to see this show!
kia kia 8 years
I also watched some of the marathon. It was pretty crazy how many babies plopped in the toilet for the mothers who really did not know until the last minute.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 8 years
Never known anyone that its happened to but I love this show.
starofsorrow starofsorrow 8 years
It is possible, but no, I've never known anyone who didn't know they were pregnant. I guess it depends on the person themselves in how they'd carry the baby and such. There was one segment where a woman had been pregnant before, and she showed the obvious signs of being pregnant, then the second time, she didn't even know she was pregnant, she didn't experience the same symptoms she had the first time around. Now at that time of the taping, she was pregnant with her third child, and she says that the third pregnancy feels more "normal" than her second. Interesting!
opisnowpro opisnowpro 8 years
that is so weird!!
Moms Moms 8 years
My pregnancies have been very obvious, stomach aside — my babies have all be very active kicking and flipping so much I woke (and continue to wake) up at night. I can't imagine not knowing, but I did know a girl who called a friend and announced she was at the hospital. When the friend asked what happened, the girl said, "I just had a baby." She swore she had no clue —partied, played rugby and never received prenatal care — luckily, the baby was healthy. But, the father was pretty shocked!
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