(Closed) “I Didn’t Know I was Pregnant” on TLC

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I haven’t seen it, but there really are people in RL that didn’t know.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

What dumb shows the put on tv. I actually knew someone this happened to.  Not sure how the hell that happened and I was too freaked out when she mentioned it to ask for an explanation.  I wish she would have said “I thought it was a food baby!”  

 

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Funny thing is my Cousin with an IQ of a genius and almost perfect SAT scores studying science did not know she was pregnant until she was around 6 months ..to give her a little break she has always had VERYYY irregular periods and hardly gained any weights while pregnant…and i can tell u not knowing cost her child a great deal (she drank..smoked..was under great stress..did not watch what she ate)…but it does happen 🙂

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I saw one where it was a 40 year old woman with a blood disorder who used protection with her fiance. She had swollen feet, but that is normal because of her condition. Also, she’d been consciously dieting and then her father got sick and she gained weight back under the dress, so the weight fluctuation was easy to account for. She started having pains that she thought were kidney stones and went to the hospital only to find out she was in labor. I can totally see how it happened to her, but it’s terrifying to think of. Like she and the other woman on the episode said, immediately you start thinking back over what you did during those nine months to figure out if you could have harmed the baby. I saw a commercial for an episode with a woman on a roller coaster! I did not see the episode but it scares the snot out of me!

I knew someone in real life who came home to her family one day with a baby that was hers. She is rail thin and never showed. I think she knew she was pregnant and just didn’t tell anyone, but I could see how easy it would have been for her to not notice, especially woman who have irregular cycles or spotting anyway. People scoff ‘how could they not know’ but like that woman, sometimes it just isn’t the most obvious conclusion.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Plus it’s sometimes common to spot when you’re pregnant so you may think of that as a period. Someone was on Tyra and they explained why you wouldn’t have a belly (the baby in a wrong position or something) and it made sense. lol. I don’t think it’s overly common, though/

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t get this!! Im not one to judge but it’s astonishing to think you could go that long and not know! I would be so worried about the babies health! 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

 fancypants  I have food babies regularly

And it is absolutely mental, but I have a friend (don’t all good stories start with that!?!?) who’s SIL had it happen to her, didn’t know till she was about to GIVE BIRTH in the hospital!

Don’t know how it happens, I am so fearful of pregnancy (not cos I don’t want babies – because I love my w dress so much I can’t bear the thought of changing it!) I do preg tests even if my period is 1 min late!       

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

That show grosses me out so much. I actually feel really bad for them, how scary would that be!

My girlfriend had her period during her whole pregnancy. But she knew.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love this show. I especially like how the actors are always better looking than the people they are portraying. I get addicted to the marathons. My tivo is good and full of them now.

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Two stories for you about 2 friends of mine

1) One girl was 8 months pregnant before she found out she was/  She had a light period all the way through.  A co worker of mine asked me if she was pregnant when she would of been around 5 months.  I said no, she its just the way she is standing with her belly pushed out.  She is a super small girl, she had on hipster jeans and a short t shirt.  I seriously didn’t think she was.  And when she went to the doctor because of the sensations she was having in her stomach, and found out she was 8 months pregnant and in a relationship only 3 months old.  Ouch.  She is now married to that man, he stuck by her and loves the child as is own.

2) A girl from Highschool whose Mum worked with my Mum said “Mum I need to go to the hospital”. her mum asked why….her answer “I’m in labour and my water just broke”….she was 18, and her Mum had no idea. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I knew a woman who didn’t know until she was 5 months pregnant, and she only found out then because she was in a minor car accident and needed an x-ray.  Of course hospitals typically do pregnancy tests on women of the right age who need x-rays, and that’s how they found out.

But yeah, some of those stories are crazy!  I mean, there are some where the person is on a medication which would explain their lack of period, or where the woman thought she had gone through menopause, but then there are the totally weird ones where the women are like “Well I didn’t get my period for nine months and I gained a bunch of weight and I felt something moving around in my stomach, but I didn’t think I was pregnant!” Really?

The craziest one was where the women stopped getting her period, and she said she just thought she must have cancer.  As if it was perfectly normal to just assume you have cancer, and then not go to the doctor to find out for sure, what sort of treatments you might do, etc. 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

On my birth control pills I switched to last year, I rarely have periods any more. For the first several months I was on them my periods got lighter and lighter, and then they stopped. I’ve had maybe 2 periods, more like spotting than actual periods, in the last 6 months now. (Freaked me out the first time I didn’t get one at all, I took 2 pregnancy tests about a week apart.)

My sister and I are both very skinny (about 5’8″, 115 pounds). I didn’t see her much when she was pregnant with her 2nd because she was in a different state, but I know with her 1st kid she was 6 months along before she was showing and even then it looked more like a food baby than a real baby until about the 8 month mark.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My father is a family physician and I asked him about this topic after watching that show. He said it is not all that uncommon, and that it can happen to women from all walks of life. I know it sounds crazy, but try not to judge, because for all you know it could be YOU in that crazy situation some day!

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