(Closed) I think my friend is faking a pregnancy… what to do?

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@newbabybee:  I would let her know you’re always there for her but that she’s with the wrong guy and barking up the wrong tree.

She probably won’t listen to you… sadly there’s not much we can do to control others.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

To be honest you can have a pregnancy in which they can not find the baby. It’s called a blighted ovum pregnancy – the embryo implants, but the baby dies very soon after. But the woman’s body doesn’t figure it out at first. It thinks there is still a pregnancy growing. So she doesn’t start bleeding right away. On an ultrasound, there is clearly a gestational sac but no baby can be seen.

I know because this happened to me.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Magdalena:  

This.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@newbabybee:  besides being painful an ectopic is an emergency so I am sure if they suspected one, they would try to treat her right away! They are probably taking her blood to see if her hcg levels are doubling every 48-72 hours. She would need her blood drawn, then wait a couple days, then have it drawn again to check and see if it’s going up the way it should be. So it can take awhile. Maybe that is why it’s taking longer. Regardless it sounds like a scary situation.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I would handle it by staying totally out of it, but it doesn’t sound like she’s faking pregnancy, it just sounds like it’s a problematic one.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Magdalena:  Im so sorry you have gone through this, so have I hugs to you!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@newbabybee:  I don’t understand. If she were faking why would she tell you there’s no baby? I pictured someone going around saying they were pregnant with no positive pregnancy test.

Sounds like she needs your support because she might be having a miscarriage and definitely because she is in an abusive relationship. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have heard of people faking pregnancies in my small town before – it always comes out in the end unless they put on a convincing miscarriage story and it is almost always to keep the guy.

It’d be nice for an update on how this turned out!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

@PatientBee:  

Just an FYI this post is 10 months old! If the friend in question was really pregnant she would have had the baby by now! 🙂

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