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I didn't know I was pregnant??

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My daughter was telling me about a show tittle "I didn't know I was pregnant ?"

I am wondering how likely is that?

I have been pregnant five times and knew fairly quickly so I wonder how someone goes six months or to term and doesn't know. How do they not feel the kicking see their belly extend? It baffles me but I don't want to judge. Any validity in these cases or are these stories faked for the likes of television?

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My mother-in-law hadn't had a period for 18 months, had daughter who was about half way through her freshman year of college, a husband who

was recovering from an MI and suddenly developed problems that were

diagnosed as gall bladder. Arrangements were made to remove it. She was admitted and worked up by a very zealous intern who ordered every

test imaginable -- the rabbit died!

My husband was born on Christmas Eve about ten minutes before it became Christmas Day.

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It happens frequently if you mean women being surprised they are pregnant. I'm not talking about the ones who are 9 months pregnant and go to the ER with abd pain and are shocked there is a baby.

But a large percentage of pregnancies are unplanned or a surprise even with women who are married and plan to have children and many women go a couple of months without realizing it.

I was one of those with my last child. I was 43 and had been taking Progestin for heavy menstrual bleeding and erratic periods for months. I was pre-menopausal or so I thought. My husband was 44 years old. I had no idea I was pregnant until on Thanksgiving Eve on a whim I bought a pregnancy kit and it was positive. We were shocked!

He's almost 13 now and a true blessing.

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It happens frequently if you mean women being surprised they are pregnant. I'm not talking about the ones who are 9 months pregnant and go to the ER with abd pain and are shocked there is a baby.

But the a large percentage of pregnancies are unplanned or a surprise even with women who are married and plan to have children and many women go a couple of months without realizing it.

I was one of those with my last child. I was 43 and had been taking Progestin for heavy menstrual bleeding and erratic periods for months. I was pre-menopausal or so I thought. My husband was 44 years old. I had no idea I was pregnant until on Thanksgiving Eve on a whim I bought a pregnancy kit and it was positive. We were shocked!

He's almost 13 now and a true blessing.

oh I was referring to those that are at the Er complaining of the worst abdominal pain ever and an hour later or so they have a baby they had no idea or clue about. Still not judging just strikes my curiosity with a little fascination.

I'm also referring to the ones who don't find out until they are 25 or so weeks.

Im like wow!

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My MIL found out right after Labor Day and delivered Christmas Eve. She had had no bleeding whatsoever for at least

18 months and had told she was menopausal. And then....

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I was so paranoid about accidentally getting pregnant in my fifties that I still used my trusty diaphragm despite the fact

That my husband had had a vasectomy. The joke was that it was my 50th birthday present! My **** periods were still as regular as ever when I was in my mid-fifties. I was beginning to think I'd be buying Tampax with my SS check! :confused:

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I was so paranoid about accidentally getting pregnant in my fifties that I still used my trusty diaphragm despite the fact

That my husband had had a vasectomy. The joke was that it was my 50th birthday present! My **** periods were still as regular as ever when I was in my mid-fifties. I was beginning to think I'd be buying Tampax with my SS check! :confused:

Lol I fear that too! Ha!

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Denial is a powerful thing.

I'm curious why do you believe it's denial

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I don't automatically believe everyone who comes in and says they didn't know they were pregnant, but I don't automatically disbelieve them either.

Say you've got a girl who's got PCOS and for whom going months and months with no period is normal. Because girls with PCOS tend to carry weight around their middle, she might not notice a growing belly. Baby feet and elbows tend to be pretty obvious when they whack you in your ribs, but if you've been told pregnancy is highly unlikely/impossible, I guess you'd be looking (and finding) other explanations for all that. Or, if you are my friend from work, you just don't have a terribly active baby and they aren't jabbing their extremities into your innards all the time.

So are there plausible explanations? I think so. Not every single person who says it is telling the truth, I'm sure. Just like not everyone who says they don't eat sugar is telling the truth. But I don't automatically write everyone off either.

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I honestly don't believe in that based on my personal experience. One week after my period was due and missing, I started experiencing first trimester symptoms, and to top it off I was so tired and felt like a different person. Unless the woman is very unaware of her own body, it's pretty unlikely that the woman doesn't know she's pregnant especially at nine months

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