2nd Trimester

I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant

How many of these babies are being born in the toilet?! Seriously...this is the third baby I've seen on the show being born this way.
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  • well it seems everyone on that shows seems to thing they have to poo. so I guess this would be a good place to be!

    They are so dumb.

    Yeah...my pics were so old. I got 3 kids. Nuff said. :)
  • That show irritates me. I still watch it but just because you refuse to admit you're pg doesn't mean you didn't know.

    When they go over the symptoms afterwards it's very clear in most of the cases that they know. Furthermore...if I really thought you had a tumor hanging out your vag my first instinct would be to call 911. Not deliver the baby and tell everyone ZOMG I had no idea!

    Now some are believeable. I'm just saying being pg myself there are signs that can not be ignored. Even if I didn't believe I was pg my growing rock hard ute, baby moving inside my abdomen, and general feelings of suckiness in first tri would leave me camped out at a hospital until someone gave me an answer.

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  • Some have acceptable reasons for not knowing. Others, I have more patience with because they actually thought enough to take a test at some point. But most are just downright dumb.

    I especially hate the ones that have children already. Like, I get that every pregnancy is different, but hello! You should know what labor feels like and know that, NO, you don't just have to poop.

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    Furthermore...if I really thought you had a tumor hanging out your vag my first instinct would be to call 911. Not deliver the baby and tell everyone ZOMG I had no idea!

    I just saw that one yesterday!  I liked how she had it and then tore the cord and ran and got her mom while she left the baby on the floor.

    So Klassy

    Yeah...my pics were so old. I got 3 kids. Nuff said. :)
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    image Hyfagal:
    Furthermore...if I really thought you had a tumor hanging out your vag my first instinct would be to call 911. Not deliver the baby and tell everyone ZOMG I had no idea!

    I just saw that one yesterday!  I liked how she had it and then tore the cord and ran and got her mom while she left the baby on the floor.

    So Klassy

    I know right?! I was seriously cringing at the thought of ripping the cord. So gross. Then she left the baby on the floor I was like Surprise. You know those are portable right?!

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    Some have acceptable reasons for not knowing. Others, I have more patience with because they actually thought enough to take a test at some point. But most are just downright dumb.

    I especially hate the ones that have children already. Like, I get that every pregnancy is different, but hello! You should know what labor feels like and know that, NO, you don't just have to poop.

    I actually haven't watched the show in a loooong time but there was exactly ONE chick I believed, assuming that the information they were sharing wasn't total BS. She was a motorcycle chick and she'd taken PG tests and had bloodwork done, and somehow it all came back negative.

     But so many of those *have* to be fake. There's just no way that many women don't know.

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    Some have acceptable reasons for not knowing. Others, I have more patience with because they actually thought enough to take a test at some point. But most are just downright dumb.

    I especially hate the ones that have children already. Like, I get that every pregnancy is different, but hello! You should know what labor feels like and know that, NO, you don't just have to poop.

    I actually haven't watched the show in a loooong time but there was exactly ONE chick I believed, assuming that the information they were sharing wasn't total BS. She was a motorcycle chick and she'd taken PG tests and had bloodwork done, and somehow it all came back negative.

     But so many of those *have* to be fake. There's just no way that many women don't know.

    Eh, you would be surprised. I know people who work in hospitals who say this happens all the time. There are plenty of women on the show who were told that in no way would they be able to have children. So pregnancy just wasn't something they thought was possible.

    I actually know a girl IRL who didn't know she was pregnant until something like 20 weeks b/c she was on metformin and the side effects were the same as pg symptoms and her idiot doctor told her there was no way she was pregnant b/c she wasn't ovulating.

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    Eh, you would be surprised. I know people who work in hospitals who say this happens all the time. There are plenty of women on the show who were told that in no way would they be able to have children. So pregnancy just wasn't something they thought was possible.

     

    I know it can happen. I just get annoyed with the ones that have had definite symptoms but still claim they had no idea. Really? If you were having these symptoms and had no clue you were pg wouldn't that scare the shiz out of you and make you want to get checked out?

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  • I think its funny how everyone thinks they know everything about pregnancy.  Especially people who haven't been through it yet. It can happen and it does. 

    IRL I went to HS with a girl who didn't know.  She gained no weight, had her period, ect.  One morning woke up and went into labor.  It can be a pretty scary situation.

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    image locash:
    Eh, you would be surprised. I know people who work in hospitals who say this happens all the time. There are plenty of women on the show who were told that in no way would they be able to have children. So pregnancy just wasn't something they thought was possible.

     

    I know it can happen. I just get annoyed with the ones that have had definite symptoms but still claim they had no idea. Really? If you were having these symptoms and had no clue you were pg wouldn't that scare the shiz out of you and make you want to get checked out?

    Oh I know! That's why I go back to my original post where I said most are just plain dumb.

    It's those other cases that I can see. Like the one where she (and her doctor) thought she had ovarian cancer and it turns out she was pregnant. Crazy!

  • Had my bewbs not grown to size GIGANTIC and I not had this giant fibroid, I may not have known.  My periods aren't regular. I always have a day or 2 where I eat everything under the sun and so far, these are the only symptoms that I've encountered. 

    However, I knew something was wrong when I was looking like I was about 4 months preg, and didn't think I was.  

  • image Hyfagal:
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    Eh, you would be surprised. I know people who work in hospitals who say this happens all the time. There are plenty of women on the show who were told that in no way would they be able to have children. So pregnancy just wasn't something they thought was possible.

     

    I know it can happen. I just get annoyed with the ones that have had definite symptoms but still claim they had no idea. Really? If you were having these symptoms and had no clue you were pg wouldn't that scare the shiz out of you and make you want to get checked out?

    This.
  • I'm sorry but a child moving inside of you doesn't feel like gas.  You can actually see it bulge out of your skin and watch your stomach move.

    Even the skinny women claim they didn't feel it.  I saw it today in the lab and I just keep thinking, yeah right!  Her stomach wasn't hard, etc.. ? 

    The show is all BS.  

  • A lot of these stories I can't believe, some I can though. I will say, I took 3 pregnancy tests in march (all negative) and then come April we discovered that we were 9 1/2 weeks pregnant.... I thought that I had mono.

     

    How you get thru all 9 months not knowing, is beyond me.

  • I was 5 months pg with my 1st when i found out. I took 4 pregnancy test all negative. Finally the 5th was positive. I thought I was really sick and it was affecting my already irregular periods.
  • I have never watched this show because it's too embarrassing. I was 21 weeks and didn't know until I went into premature labor. Looking back, yeah, all the signs were there, but I chalked them up to stress and overwork. But I'd been told I couldn't have children, continued to have what were "normal for me" periods/spotting throughout, didn't get a positive pee test at my annual visit, and hadn't had sex with my then-boyfriend in a really long time. Well, apparently I had sleep-sex, and my gyne office forgot to test me for pg (or it was a false negative).

    Mine was almost a poop baby but the bag of waters didn't rupture so it was just sort of half hanging out of me. The hospital wrote us off as a lost cause and didn't bother to stop the contractions (yet still charged me for the mag sulfate, thanks!). I was fully prepare to have everything shoved back inside me. That little heartbeat was STRONG. Probably a healthy baby, lost due to an incompetent cervix.

    I should probably go on that show. Do you get to re-enact your own toilet experience, or does a bad actor do that for you?

  • A girl I grew up with had this happen to her (but she wasn't on the show) three years ago. I sang in her wedding, which went on as scheduled a month after she had the baby! A couple of weeks before her wedding, as we were talking at length and preparing for the service, I asked her all of those questions incredulously: Didn't you have your period? Didn't you get sick? Didn't you feel the baby moving? Truth is, she is a "bigger" girl. I saw her three weeks before she had the baby (at that point she was 8 months preggers), and TRUST ME, she did not look pregnant in the slightest. Hardly any different than I ever remembered her, though it looked like she'd gained some weight (everywhere). She told me that she was worried about fitting into her wedding dress and was trying to lose weight but it wasn't really working. She chalked it up to stress. Her periods were always light and irregular, and she occasionally spotted/bled throughout the entire pregnancy. The nurses hypothesized that she had an anterior placenta, so that's why she didn't feel the baby moving at all (plus, like I said, she was a bigger girl, so I don't think she could see her tummy morphing and moving like some smaller people can). I'm 7 months along, and truthfully, throughout my entire pregnancy, I have felt no different than before I was pregnant - not tired, not sick, no heartburn, no difference (except bending over and tying my shoes is harder!), so I *think* I can understand...
  • You know what I really hate about that show? In almost every episode they point out how the mother had no prenatal care, and smoked and drank throughout her pregnancy, and their babies came out perfectly healthy. I think it's wrong to keep saying that over and over and make it seem like it's ok to do those things because a lot of women are going to interpret that as carte blanche to do whatever they wish.  

     I remember in one episode they said that the mother "drank during her pregnancy." Then a little later, she specifically said that on ONE occasion she had A COUPLE drinks and felt very guilty about it. IMHO that is NOT the same thing that's implied by saying she drank during her pregnancy. They manipulate the facts to increase the drama and I think it's irresponsible.  

  • I actually can understand some of the stories that are told, since I am pregnant and only would have known by the blood test I had done.  I have not had morning sickness, or any other symptom out of the ordinary.

     

    I normally am tired, so being tired never was a change for me.

    Got headaches, not unusual since I used to get migraines all the time.

    Back pain, have a previous back injury.

    Stomach pain, cramps...had all those before due to unresolved stomach issues.

    no period, well my period doesnt come unless I take medication to get it.

     

    So, unfortunately I would not have known I was pregnant even to this day (16 weeks 2 days) if I didnt have the blood test done because we were trying.  Not everyone is lucky to get a huge bump or symptoms that are out of the ordinary.

  • There are actual people who dont get strong pregnancy signs. I had an aunt & a coworker who had babies when they didnt know they were prego. My aunt was heavy and not too bright. She had hers in the toilet so that one is kind of self explanitory but my coworker was average weight, only gained about 5 pounds in about 7 months, didnt think anything of it, had no morning sickness or any signs of pregnancy and started feeling light headed and went to the hospital. She passed out at the hospital and woke up to a baby. Turns out she got diabetes while prego & her blood sugar went crazy. They had to sedate her so her or the baby would not go into shock. Imagine the shock of waking up and finding you had a baby by cesarean 2 months premature!  : O
  • I don't have any sort of cable so I haven't seen the show (I'm sure many of them are fake by your descriptions) but I can see how the scenario is plausible sometimes.  I'm an overweight gal.  I'd regularly go months between periods anywhere from 1-3 to a few stretches that were 6-9 (I found out that's because I have PCOS).

    I am pregnant now with #1 and if we hadn't been trying I wouldn't think we were pg.  Of course if we weren't trying I wouldn't have taken Clomid but I was taking Metformin which made me sicker than I was with m/s which was almost nothing.  I am 20 weeks and so far haven't gained weight, I have only felt the baby move a few times when I sit really still and concentrate, no full on kicks yet.  I've always been tired.  My boobs haven't grown yet and although they hurt, that's kinda normal too.  I even took a pg test (too early apparently) and it was negative.  I didn't think the second one I took would be + and actually threw it down and walked away not wanting to be upset again, if I hadn't gone back and taken it we wouldn't have known and were about to quit trying.

    I'm just saying that sometimes it can happen.  Although it being a frequent enough occurence to have a regularly scheduled tv show about it, not likely.

  • Same here, if I wasn't trying to conceive than there was a possibility that I wouldn't have known. I am somewhat over weight and my placenta was placed in the front, for the longest time I never felt my baby move. Even to the end of my pregnancy I only felt him move every now and then. I wasn't lucky to get the huge bump either =[ He is now 4months and loves to kick!
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    I think its funny how everyone thinks they know everything about pregnancy.  Especially people who haven't been through it yet. It can happen and it does. 

    IRL I went to HS with a girl who didn't know.  She gained no weight, had her period, ect.  One morning woke up and went into labor.  It can be a pretty scary situation.

    I agree. I'm an RN and I know that it can and does happen. And there are ALOT of different medical reasons that prevent people from knowing. Everyone and every situation is different. I think that the people who are judging these people, or are crediting their situation as false, are the ignorant ones. Just because you can't believe it, doesn't mean it's not true. I understand that some cases are more believable than others, but don't judge. You don't know unless you've walked in their shoes. I'm not trying to start anything, I'm just saying; have a little bit more sensitivity to their situation. Can you imagine going through something like that?

  • OMG Where to begin?  I'm generalizing, but aren't most of them quite a bit over weight?  Aren't most of them in a situation of poverty, or close to it?  These women are some of the most ignorant I've ever seen.  It's like Jersey Shore people getting pregnant...they're that dumb!! And the one who left the baby on the floor...why rip the cord? At least it's a sure way not to drop the baby!! LOL WOW!
  • But I was on Metformin too, and knew something was up when my feet started swelling, and that the nausea that I'd been having as a side effect didn't go away with the usual remedies.
  • DH just says "please dont poop my baby in the toilet".

    But I agree- some I could possibly agree with but others there is no way in helll.

  • I can really see both sides of this debate.  I know that it can happen, particularly when a person is overweight.  It is also more understandable in this first several months of pregnancy.  However, I also had a friend in college that was thin as a twig and tried to claim that she didn't know she was pregnant.  We all constantly asked her if she was, if she went to the OB, if she wanted someone to go with her, etc. She had a huge baby bump complete with numerous stretch marks by the end of the pregnancy.  She smoked and drank the entire time.  She told me once that she went to Planned Parenthood and was told that she had a cyst on one of her ovaries.  This is when she was about 5-6 months along.   Then she kept going to the OB for "her ovaries" the rest of the pregnancy but claiming that every time she went they said she was not pregnant.  If you would have seen this girl there is no way you could believe her.  For the first few months ... sure, that's different.  But 8 months later with a huge bump and an ultrasound ... let's just say I'm pretty sure it was detectable by then.  She still calls her son her "miracle" baby.  Crazy cakes! 
  • REALLY!!!!   It's one thing if you took multiple pregnancy tests and they came back negative (which only seems to be 1/8 of the cases presented on the show).   Seriously- it's scary to think that there are so many women out there who seem completely unfamiliar with their own bodies.  I think most will be headed to the Jerry Springer show next!  IDIOTS!!!!!
  • It's hard to believe but it's definitely possible. My husband's aunt had her tubes tied for 14yrs and had a period once or twice a year. Her and her husband separated in Feb last yr. After that she started vigorous exercise routines and lost a lot of weight. Around November she went to the ER because she wasn't feeling well and was shocked to hear the doctor tell her that, not only was she pregnant, but she was about 8 months along!  She had three weeks to prepare before her baby girl came into the world. Had to have an emergency baby shower and everything :) Imagine if she hadn't gone to the ER that night! Also, my cousin's girlfriend went to a dr for birthcontrol and found out she was already pregnant....7 months pregnant. She didn't look pregnant at all! She is this petite little thing and no one knew. She was never sick and had what she thought were her periods. I do believe that a lot of those women had no clue especially if they had their tubes tied, were told they couldn't have children, got negative test results, and/or  showed no signs or symptoms.
  • Ok, so the no signs, your body was f*d up before, all that, sure plausible.  but WHAT ABOUT THE KICKING??  is it just me that would be freaked right out if I felt all this kicking and didn't know what it was, no medical condition I have ever heard of tickles and moves inside your belly, and sometimes it actually protrudes out of your stomach for a short amount of time,  like a living tumor??  Do some babies not kick??
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