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Thread: TLC I didn't know I was pregnant
September 7th, 2011 09:14 PM #11
it's an IUD.Proud mama to Lucia Marie (3) and expecting #2 in July!
September 8th, 2011 10:30 PM #13
I'm always so surprised by these stories. For me, not having a period felt like the least of my symptoms: Pregnancy was a full-body experience that affected me from my sinuses all the way down to my feet, to say nothing of the big, round, constantly-shifting baby belly! I guess I can understand a sort of "perfect storm" of absent systems--no obvious bump, history of irregular periods or spotting, etc.--but I can't help thinking the biggest reason for many of these unknown pregnancies was a heavy dose of denial.
I've never known anyone irl who didn't realize she was pregnant for an entire pregnancy, but I have known a couple women who didn't find out until the second trimester.
September 9th, 2011 12:01 PM #15Senior Member
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I can believe it!
With my son, I felt pregnant right away. I felt awful throughout the entire pregnancy.
But with this pregnancy? Nope. I'm 12 weeks, with very few symptoms, all of which can be explained by other things. In the past, I've gone as much as two and a half months without a period and wasn't pregnant, so it would have taken awhile for me to realize there was something going on. If I hadn't been purposely trying, I wouldn't have taken an hpt for quite awhile, and might still not know!
October 4th, 2011 01:21 AM #17Junior Member
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I have a friend who experienced this. One day around Christmas she collapsed and had a seizure.. They rushed her to the emergency
room and the doctors said she was pregnant and suffering from pre-eclempsia (spelling?).. No one had any idea that she was pregnant,
nor did she. They had to life flight her to Oregon where she gave birth to a tiny 2 pound baby girl. Apparently, she had two uteruses and the baby was tucked way in the back, that's why she didn't have a belly. She was so tiny and after she was born, she kept her legs
curled up all the time when she was sleeping just like she did in the womb .
October 4th, 2011 05:31 PM #19Senior Member
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Wow, this is amazing. My twins are 2 months old today!Mother of the 6-year-old finger-painter, Benjamin Henry (and proud of it, too)
Also proud to be the mother of blue-eyed twins, Amelia Joy and Athena Maya, born Thursday, August 4, 2011.
October 4th, 2011 07:04 PM #21
I didn't know I was pregnant with number 1 until nearly 5 months in! I only tested in the end because I'd put on so much weight in my FACE that people were asking me if I was pregnant!
I have had the most widely varying experiences of pregnancy.
I have to say, I think I'd be devastated to miss out on the whole 9 months of it. However tiring, painful, lethargic, bloated, heavy, sleepless etc. etc. pregnancy can be, the feeling that I'd missed out on all the growing, scans, kicks etc. would devastate me. Do these women typically get post-traumatic stress or anything?
Ps. suzypink my son was born two days before your twins!mum to the lovely Harriet Katia (10) Beatrix Liv (6) and Cordelia Joyce (4) and Lionel Rafferty (1 whole year already)
October 13th, 2011 06:39 AM #23Junior Member
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I'm sorry but I believe that women on this show are just severely out of touch with their bodies. I'm always irregular with my periods and I'm a bigger person, not obese but larger framed and I knew at 6 weeks I was pregnant. You just have a feeling. And now being 39 weeks, how in the world could you mistake a baby moving for gas?? My baby moves so hard sometimes it hurts like hell...and you can actually feel a foot or a butt pressing against you.
October 13th, 2011 08:37 AM #25Member
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I agree that it sounds sort of ridiculous and the pregnancies that are featured on this show are for the most part completely irregular and pretty rare. However, if you had never had a child and never thought you were going to, you probably wouldn't be in tune to pregnancy symptoms in the first place. Especially, if you didn't show and had a lot of "insulation" around your waist line, albeit muscle or fat. With every new symptom, most moms-to-be worriedly ask around to find out what's normal and what's not, so even a lot of women that know they're pregnant, aren't sure of what to expect.
BTW, the lady I was referring to in an earlier post wasn't just larger; she actually was obese. I don't think that she was overly concerned with her own health or regularly saw a doctor. She was in her early 40's and had gone her whole life thinking that a pregnancy was out of the question. I saw her when she was 6 months pregnant and had no idea that she was carrying. Her little girl is truly her "miracle baby."
Personally, there's no way I could not know I was pregnant right now. (I'm 37 weeks. Yay!) I, too, just had a feeling when I got pregnant and knew right away, but not everyone is like that.
October 19th, 2011 01:12 PM #27
That show always drives me nuts, I mean honestly, dont you know somethings wrong when they move or kick..its got to feel like more than Gas.
My aunt didnt know she was pregnant till she was about 6 months ago, she was in her 40s and had been told she would never have kids, her first husband and her went thru a few years of fertility treatments and nothing worked so she stopped trying. One night on New years eve with my Uncle and Bam...shes pregnant lol. She thought she was going thru Menopause till he kicked her and started moving alot...she paniced and thought she had cancer and went to the dr. Fainted when they told her she was pregnant! Bradley Michael is now 15 years old