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2013-02-13 05:16:07 PM  

buttery_shame_cave: shazbotuh: oldfarthenry: irion47: oldfarthenry: How the hell do these women NOT know they're pregnant?

`Gee, this poo I feel coming on is trying to kick its way down my colon!'
*PHERP- Waah-Waah-Waah*
`- the f**k?'

I actually knew a woman like that. She left work early because of really bad gas, she got home and plopped out a baby.

So the poor kid came into this world in a cloud of fart? Little bugger doesn't stand a chance.

Many children come into the world in this fashion anyway... only the woman is in stirrups. Unfortunately, during birth- it's pretty much impossible to control your bodily functions when you're pushing that hard.

our daughter got laughed into the world.

wife's bearing down, daughter is crowning gets out to about nose level, and all of a sudden she cracks wind like thunder.  daughter's eyes fly open and look wildly around  crinkling her forehead up. i exclaimed 'holy crap you scared her!' and my wife just starts belly laughing(frankly we all did) and *squirt* out flies my daughter. who admittedly did not look all that thrilled to have been born into the company of a bunch of giggling lunatics.

that was five almost six years ago now. she walked up to me the other day and said 'daddy-o, pull my finger.'

apple didn't fall far from the tree, did it?


This is the most awesome birth story ever.
 
2013-02-13 05:34:00 PM  
I checked in once thinking I had a hernia.

turned out it was a tumor

yay cisplatin!
 
2013-02-13 05:40:20 PM  
I knew someone, who used the appendix exploding excuse to trick her father in rushing her to the hospital. Imagine the father's surprise, while the Dr. explained to him he was a grandfather. She cooked an entire Thanksgiving meal while in labor, served it, ate sparingly and waited for the guest to leave. I was amazed, because no one knew she was pregnant. She knew, but she didn't tell anyone and never visited the Dr either. Imagine her surprised, when she sent a bill for a full 10 month term of prenatal care from the hospital.
 
2013-02-13 05:43:20 PM  

missiv: I knew someone, who used the appendix exploding excuse to trick her father in rushing her to the hospital. Imagine the father's surprise, while the Dr. explained to him he was a grandfather. She cooked an entire Thanksgiving meal while in labor, served it, ate sparingly and waited for the guest to leave. I was amazed, because no one knew she was pregnant. She knew, but she didn't tell anyone and never visited the Dr either. Imagine her surprised, when she sent a bill for a full 10 month term of prenatal care from the hospital.


What?  you think medical billing is based on logic?
 
2013-02-13 05:49:38 PM  

Girion47: missiv: I knew someone, who used the appendix exploding excuse to trick her father in rushing her to the hospital. Imagine the father's surprise, while the Dr. explained to him he was a grandfather. She cooked an entire Thanksgiving meal while in labor, served it, ate sparingly and waited for the guest to leave. I was amazed, because no one knew she was pregnant. She knew, but she didn't tell anyone and never visited the Dr either. Imagine her surprised, when she sent a bill for a full 10 month term of prenatal care from the hospital.

What?  you think medical billing is based on logic?


Actually, legally they can't do that, it's based on dates of service and levels of service rendered. Now, by "she", I assume you mean she WAS sent a bill for that? You can argue that with a financial counselor, if that was what ACTUALLY happened.

Besides, billing for those dates of service, they only have 180 days from date of service to send a bill out or else they get penalized for timely filing guidelines. So, I'm seeing holes in this story, Missiv.

And Girion47, there's actually very strict guidelines for medical billing. Even tighter for paying/denying claims.

/been doing this for a living for almost ten years
 
2013-02-13 05:56:54 PM  

shazbotuh: buttery_shame_cave: shazbotuh: oldfarthenry: irion47: oldfarthenry: How the hell do these women NOT know they're pregnant?

`Gee, this poo I feel coming on is trying to kick its way down my colon!'
*PHERP- Waah-Waah-Waah*
`- the f**k?'

I actually knew a woman like that. She left work early because of really bad gas, she got home and plopped out a baby.

So the poor kid came into this world in a cloud of fart? Little bugger doesn't stand a chance.

Many children come into the world in this fashion anyway... only the woman is in stirrups. Unfortunately, during birth- it's pretty much impossible to control your bodily functions when you're pushing that hard.

our daughter got laughed into the world.

wife's bearing down, daughter is crowning gets out to about nose level, and all of a sudden she cracks wind like thunder.  daughter's eyes fly open and look wildly around  crinkling her forehead up. i exclaimed 'holy crap you scared her!' and my wife just starts belly laughing(frankly we all did) and *squirt* out flies my daughter. who admittedly did not look all that thrilled to have been born into the company of a bunch of giggling lunatics.

that was five almost six years ago now. she walked up to me the other day and said 'daddy-o, pull my finger.'

apple didn't fall far from the tree, did it?

This is the most awesome birth story ever.


It is a great story.
 
2013-02-13 05:58:47 PM  
kiwimoogle84:
I call at least a LITTLE bit of BS on this one. I happen to know PERSONALLY that unless she thought she was going through The Change, the hormones, mood swings, hunger, thirst, random insomnia and nausea spells, and cravings should have alerted her that something was up. I'm guessing she had zero self awareness. There's no way NOT to know at least something is up. 

That being said, congrats to her and the new family, but I have ZERO IDEA how a woman can NOT know she's pregnant.


I sorta kinda un-call BS. Until I actually started showing and the baby started kicking, I could have potentially not known I was pregnant, since my symptoms were ridiculously mild (I did know, though, cause it was a planned baby). Especially if I had had previous health issues or were just un-tuned in to my body, I wouldn't have necessarily known something was amiss. It's the kicking that really gives it away, in my experience. Though if you have an anterior placenta, I think it is, apparently you may never feel much kicking. So perhaps that was part of this woman's deal. It seems terribly unlikely she didn't know she was knocked up, on some subconscious level, but I won't rule out entirely the possibility she is telling the truth.

Also, my husband's first cousin, who I'm quite friendly with, had a surprise baby. She was a size 2 when she gave birth, and the baby was 5 pounds. Went into the hospital with stomach pains, learned she was 8 months pregnant, and a week or so later, the baby was born. The kicker? She's a nurse! And the bummer? The dad was someone she'd broken up with months earlier, and she had a new boyfriend by the time she gave birth. Awk-ward.
 
2013-02-13 06:17:09 PM  

GladGirl: kiwimoogle84:
I call at least a LITTLE bit of BS on this one. I happen to know PERSONALLY that unless she thought she was going through The Change, the hormones, mood swings, hunger, thirst, random insomnia and nausea spells, and cravings should have alerted her that something was up. I'm guessing she had zero self awareness. There's no way NOT to know at least something is up. 

That being said, congrats to her and the new family, but I have ZERO IDEA how a woman can NOT know she's pregnant.

I sorta kinda un-call BS. Until I actually started showing and the baby started kicking, I could have potentially not known I was pregnant, since my symptoms were ridiculously mild (I did know, though, cause it was a planned baby). Especially if I had had previous health issues or were just un-tuned in to my body, I wouldn't have necessarily known something was amiss. It's the kicking that really gives it away, in my experience. Though if you have an anterior placenta, I think it is, apparently you may never feel much kicking. So perhaps that was part of this woman's deal. It seems terribly unlikely she didn't know she was knocked up, on some subconscious level, but I won't rule out entirely the possibility she is telling the truth.

Also, my husband's first cousin, who I'm quite friendly with, had a surprise baby. She was a size 2 when she gave birth, and the baby was 5 pounds. Went into the hospital with stomach pains, learned she was 8 months pregnant, and a week or so later, the baby was born. The kicker? She's a nurse! And the bummer? The dad was someone she'd broken up with months earlier, and she had a new boyfriend by the time she gave birth. Awk-ward.


Well, in that case, you're one of the incredibly lucky ones. I'm that chick who would throw up MID SENTENCE. Turn head, spit, drink water, apologize, keep talking.

And cry over running out of orange juice. And my normally D boobs grew another two sizes by week 9. And had heartburn every night for a month.

I guess with my personal experience, there's no way I wouldn't know.

Plus what I said about the surgery- if it was mid pregnancy, they ask if there's a chance you could be pregnant, and test you before giving you all kinds of drugs and cutting you open. And if it was late enough into it, the surgeon might have maybe seen a uterus bigger than normal if it was abdominal surgery.

Just my two cents. I'm aware there's many varieties, but the majority of women hate being alive from week 6-16.
 
2013-02-13 06:22:37 PM  

Girion47: I actually knew a woman like that. She left work early because of really bad gas, she got home and plopped out a baby.

So yes, toilet babies really do happen.

My wife and I had been hanging out with them just a couple months prior, drinking.


Somehow, I don't think that the kid was ever at great risk of being a genius anyway.
 
2013-02-13 06:27:18 PM  

IC Stars: I checked in once thinking I had a hernia.

turned out it was a tumor

yay cisplatin!


Wow.  Cancer Ph.D. here. I know cisplatin and why you got it. Congrats for making it through one of the toughest chemo drugs out there.  Seriously.
 
2013-02-13 06:40:49 PM  
bwahahahaha
get me a glass of V8 spicy (low sodium) to celebrate!!
 
2013-02-13 06:43:10 PM  
strange
you tend to be pregnant for 9 months
kicking and movement are for 3-5 months of that?
when same for fetal heart beat
pregnancy tests
missed periods
weight gain or loss or change
ultra sounds

sorry, dont care that you were "told" something ...
working uterus and ovaries + sperm = you could be pregnant
too stupid to wonder and check = cretin ...
 
2013-02-13 06:54:51 PM  

geekbikerskum: vudukungfu: give me doughnuts: How fat are you when you don't realize that you are carrying a full-term 10 pound baby?

 criminally obese.

Actually a lot of the women who are unaware that they're pregnant are just the opposite.  They're very, very fit--as in, they run marathons and stuff.  They have such a low body fat percentage that their periods are irregular anyway and don't think anything of missing a few.  They don't add much pregnancy weight.  And in many cases they've been led to believe that they *can't* get pregnant.

Some non-obese examples:   http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/4555176/Women-who-give-bir t h-unaware-that-they-are-pregnant.html


Some women can actually bleed when they are pregnant too, and mistake it for menstruation. Usually they are women who have had irregular periods much of their lives.I still don't underestand how people don't realize the baby is kicking in the last trimester though. You can actually see the abdomen ripple.
 
2013-02-13 06:55:29 PM  

kiwimoogle84: Plus what I said about the surgery- if it was mid pregnancy, they ask if there's a chance you could be pregnant, and test you before giving you all kinds of drugs and cutting you open. And if it was late enough into it, the surgeon might have maybe seen a uterus bigger than normal if it was abdominal surgery.


this
PLUS
what part of being a woman and possibly pregnant is confusing?
if your period is always irregular or missing, and you are having sex and you have a working vagina/uterus/ovaries, well, isnt there ALWAYS a chance for pregnancy?
yes
which leads to testing and what not ...

8-9 months without a clue?? ignorant cretin
I understand that the first couple of months might be denial, doubt and repression, along with irregularity. but seriously ...
these women who had "NO CLUE"?? meh
 
2013-02-13 07:00:33 PM  

Girion47: gaslight: I'm no expert but wouldn't skipping periods for nine months be a clue?

The woman I knew had irregular periods already, skipping 9 months wasn't abnormal for her.   And the pregnancy test she did take in the first 3 months came up negative.


i didnt know i was pregnant until 22 weeks along, found out at my annual gyno appt. I stopped having periods three months before i got pregnant.  However by 7 months it looked like i was trying to smuggle a basketball under my shirt so I'm not sure how someone goes a whole 40 weeks without noticing unless theres some serious denial involved
 
2013-02-13 07:01:07 PM  
Here's a more detailed link.

http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2013/02/jackson-area_wom an _gives_birth.html

I'm not at all surprised she's from Jackson.
 
2013-02-13 07:02:34 PM  

namatad: kiwimoogle84: Plus what I said about the surgery- if it was mid pregnancy, they ask if there's a chance you could be pregnant, and test you before giving you all kinds of drugs and cutting you open. And if it was late enough into it, the surgeon might have maybe seen a uterus bigger than normal if it was abdominal surgery.

this
PLUS
what part of being a woman and possibly pregnant is confusing?
if your period is always irregular or missing, and you are having sex and you have a working vagina/uterus/ovaries, well, isnt there ALWAYS a chance for pregnancy?
yes
which leads to testing and what not ...

8-9 months without a clue?? ignorant cretin
I understand that the first couple of months might be denial, doubt and repression, along with irregularity. but seriously ...
these women who had "NO CLUE"?? meh


Someone upthread said she'd been told she couldn't have kids...

Then again, I was told the same thing. Go figure. *shrug*

I knew exactly five weeks in though. I didn't feel right and my period is sometimes irregular. So I got a test. Boom.
 
2013-02-13 07:09:49 PM  
I knew I was pregnant within the first 3 weeks. I know my body very well, and being pregnant feels diffrent.
 
2013-02-13 07:14:38 PM  
I was 4 and a half months before I knew. I had extended bleeding, and my doctor put me on medication to stop the bleeding. I didn't have cravings, morning sickness, or any other symptoms of being pregnant. When the bleeding stopped, and then the regular period didn't start up again we figured it was time to take a test. then it came back pregnant, we figured it must be a couple weeks. Whoops. Then he was born 2.5 weeks early. I thought it was the shortest full term pregnancy, 4 months.
 
2013-02-13 07:30:18 PM  
So how fat do you have to be to not even know you are pregnant?
 
2013-02-13 07:33:07 PM  
kiwimoogle84:
Well, in that case, you're one of the incredibly lucky ones. I'm that chick who would throw up MID SENTENCE. Turn head, spit, drink water, apologize, keep talking.

And cry over running out of orange juice. And my normally D boobs grew another two sizes by week 9. And had heartburn every night for a month.

I ...


Yeah, I was probably in the lucky minority. I mean, I was literally hiking the Swiss Alps at 7.5 months pregnant. It was so easy, besides constant peeing in the first and third trimesters, some low-level nausea the first few weeks, and hip pain toward the end. Which, if I didn't know I was pregnant, I could try to explain away somehow. But I ALSO didn't get the good symptoms, like boob growth or insane sex drive. And I made up for the easy pregnancy with a pretty horrendous birth experience.


missiv: why would a hospital bill for 10 months of prenatal care? The hospital isn't really generally involved in prenatal care, except sometimes as the place where you take your glucose test (which you wouldn't be billed for unless you actually took it) and perhaps your NT and anatomy ultrasounds (once again, not mandatory, wouldn't be billed unless you actually went through the process). You'd go through a private OB practice that had practicing privileges at the hospital.

/ $90,000 bill for my son's birth + two-day stay in the NICU and four-day hospital stay for me. Still fighting with insurance, 15 months later, over who is responsible for what.
 
2013-02-13 07:39:46 PM  

GladGirl: kiwimoogle84:
Well, in that case, you're one of the incredibly lucky ones. I'm that chick who would throw up MID SENTENCE. Turn head, spit, drink water, apologize, keep talking.

And cry over running out of orange juice. And my normally D boobs grew another two sizes by week 9. And had heartburn every night for a month.

I ...

Yeah, I was probably in the lucky minority. I mean, I was literally hiking the Swiss Alps at 7.5 months pregnant. It was so easy, besides constant peeing in the first and third trimesters, some low-level nausea the first few weeks, and hip pain toward the end. Which, if I didn't know I was pregnant, I could try to explain away somehow. But I ALSO didn't get the good symptoms, like boob growth or insane sex drive. And I made up for the easy pregnancy with a pretty horrendous birth experience.


missiv: why would a hospital bill for 10 months of prenatal care? The hospital isn't really generally involved in prenatal care, except sometimes as the place where you take your glucose test (which you wouldn't be billed for unless you actually took it) and perhaps your NT and anatomy ultrasounds (once again, not mandatory, wouldn't be billed unless you actually went through the process). You'd go through a private OB practice that had practicing privileges at the hospital.

/ $90,000 bill for my son's birth + two-day stay in the NICU and four-day hospital stay for me. Still fighting with insurance, 15 months later, over who is responsible for what.


If you want help making sense of your bills, I'd be glad to help. I speak insurance fluently and could even advocate for you on the phone if you give consent.

No joke, it's my language, and I bill for a living, I know all this stuff. I can sort it for you. EIP
 
2013-02-13 07:49:01 PM  
My OB explained to me that a kicking baby is a general sign of their health. Just like an adult who is feeling well will move about and be active, so will a baby. And if an adult is feeling sick, they will lay in bed or on the sofa. If an unborn baby isn't feeling well or healthy, they will just lay around the uterus, assuming there is no couch up there.

If she didn't know she was pregnant, or even possibly pregnant, perhaps she wasn't taking care of herself at all. She might not have had a nearly healthy diet, she may have drank, smoked, not gotten enough sleep, etc. Maybe that's why the baby kicking didn't tip her off.

I'm not the healthiest person in the world, but I am taking care of myself and he kicks like a little psychopath, maybe her's just felt sick and didn't have enough gusto for her to truly feel it.
 
2013-02-13 08:05:21 PM  
Thanks to modern medicine
s9.postimage.org
 
2013-02-13 08:08:25 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: This one is more understandable than most. She'd recently had abdominal surgery, so she assumed the movement and cramping was a side effect of that, and had been told that she could never have children. She didn't gain much weight or have any other symptoms.


And she was probably recovering for months afterthat. So just as she go her energy back, it was past the first Trimester.
 
2013-02-13 08:11:32 PM  
I knew a woman who had a toilet baby. She was about 6'2" and very heavy. Had no clue till it plopped out. She was kind of a dumb woman in general. Another lady I used to work with was 54 and thought she'd been through menopause. Thought she had a flu she couldn't shake and found out she was 5 months pregnant. Her 60 year old boyfriend about had a stroke. She has a perfectly healthy little girl now. I did it the easy way - have a great stepson I raised. I'm his mom but no labor and no stretch marks ;) He even looks like me.
 
2013-02-13 08:20:02 PM  

freetomato: I knew a woman who had a toilet baby. She was about 6'2" and very heavy. Had no clue till it plopped out. She was kind of a dumb woman in general. Another lady I used to work with was 54 and thought she'd been through menopause. Thought she had a flu she couldn't shake and found out she was 5 months pregnant. Her 60 year old boyfriend about had a stroke. She has a perfectly healthy little girl now. I did it the easy way - have a great stepson I raised. I'm his mom but no labor and no stretch marks ;) He even looks like me.


My stepdad did the same thing- adopted us three girls. My younger sister strangely looks a lot like him too.
 
2013-02-13 10:48:05 PM  
I used to talk a lot of crap about women like this. "How could you not know" etc etc. But then one month not so long ago I missed a period for 2 months...took a test, nope. Went to the doc, they took one also. I have a prolapsed uterus, they reminded me. Which could cause the crazy cycles. I told them I swear I could feel the baby moving. The assured me it was spasms from my tired floppy uterus. I was ok with this, I have one of each already. A few weeks later I miscarried the baby everyone swore I wasn't pregnant with.

/ccs?
 
2013-02-13 10:49:26 PM  

RadicalEryn82: I used to talk a lot of crap about women like this. "How could you not know" etc etc. But then one month not so long ago I missed a period for 2 months...took a test, nope. Went to the doc, they took one also. I have a prolapsed uterus, they reminded me. Which could cause the crazy cycles. I told them I swear I could feel the baby moving. The assured me it was spasms from my tired floppy uterus. I was ok with this, I have one of each already. A few weeks later I miscarried the baby everyone swore I wasn't pregnant with.

/ccs?


Gah so many typos! Stupid phone...
 
2013-02-13 11:07:47 PM  
Nightmare fuel.
 
2013-02-13 11:15:48 PM  

freetomato: I knew a woman who had a toilet baby. She was about 6'2" and very heavy. Had no clue till it plopped out. She was kind of a dumb woman in general. Another lady I used to work with was 54 and thought she'd been through menopause. Thought she had a flu she couldn't shake and found out she was 5 months pregnant. Her 60 year old boyfriend about had a stroke. She has a perfectly healthy little girl now. I did it the easy way - have a great stepson I raised. I'm his mom but no labor and no stretch marks ;) He even looks like me.


Wow, it's almost impossible to naturally have a baby at 54. Probably close to a 1 in 1 billion shot.
 
2013-02-13 11:19:11 PM  

kiwimoogle84: God Is My Co-Pirate: This one is more understandable than most. She'd recently had abdominal surgery, so she assumed the movement and cramping was a side effect of that, and had been told that she could never have children. She didn't gain much weight or have any other symptoms.

I call at least a LITTLE bit of BS on this one. I happen to know PERSONALLY that unless she thought she was going through The Change, the hormones, mood swings, hunger, thirst, random insomnia and nausea spells, and cravings should have alerted her that something was up. I'm guessing she had zero self awareness. There's no way NOT to know at least something is up. And the recently had abdominal surgery? When, BEFORE 9 months ago? If in the middle of her pregnancy she had said surgery, they would have known through blood testing and such, and she should have had symptoms prior.

That being said, congrats to her and the new family, but I have ZERO IDEA how a woman can NOT know she's pregnant.


Well, either you are a man, or a woman who hasn't been pregnant. It's just not that uncommon. Granted, it's not all that common, but it happens.

It could well be that she thought she might be pregnant, took a test, it was negative and she had other reason to believe she could not be pregnant, and dismissed the idea from her mind. Yeah, it seems like she "should know" but really, the whole "maternal instinct" thingy is vastly overrated.
 
2013-02-13 11:29:10 PM  

Gyrfalcon: kiwimoogle84: God Is My Co-Pirate: This one is more understandable than most. She'd recently had abdominal surgery, so she assumed the movement and cramping was a side effect of that, and had been told that she could never have children. She didn't gain much weight or have any other symptoms.

I call at least a LITTLE bit of BS on this one. I happen to know PERSONALLY that unless she thought she was going through The Change, the hormones, mood swings, hunger, thirst, random insomnia and nausea spells, and cravings should have alerted her that something was up. I'm guessing she had zero self awareness. There's no way NOT to know at least something is up. And the recently had abdominal surgery? When, BEFORE 9 months ago? If in the middle of her pregnancy she had said surgery, they would have known through blood testing and such, and she should have had symptoms prior.

That being said, congrats to her and the new family, but I have ZERO IDEA how a woman can NOT know she's pregnant.

Well, either you are a man, or a woman who hasn't been pregnant. It's just not that uncommon. Granted, it's not all that common, but it happens.

It could well be that she thought she might be pregnant, took a test, it was negative and she had other reason to believe she could not be pregnant, and dismissed the idea from her mind. Yeah, it seems like she "should know" but really, the whole "maternal instinct" thingy is vastly overrated.


Like I said upthread- if she wasn't having pregnancy symptoms, which are oh-so-fun, she's incredibly lucky. I just would think if the smell of her morning coffee suddenly makes her gag, when she wakes up at 3am wanting cantaloupe dipped in sweet n sour sauce, or when she hugs someone her boobs scream, that she might go to a doctor.
 
2013-02-14 12:28:25 AM  
Actually, I can see how someone with no experience of pregnancy, irregular periods (or spotting during early pregnancy which looks like a period) plus a fairly asymptomatic pregnancy could not clue in for a long time. I've had two pregnancies which had the typical symptoms; aching, exhausted, throwing up all over the place. The third one, however, was incredibly smooth -- no morning sickness AT ALL, and nothing really felt different until about week 20 when I couldn't fit into my jeans anymore. If I'd had a less regular cycle and a bit more padding around the waist to begin with, I can easily imagine not cluing in until the baby had hit viability.
 
2013-02-14 12:44:50 AM  

RenownedCurator: Actually, I can see how someone with no experience of pregnancy, irregular periods (or spotting during early pregnancy which looks like a period) plus a fairly asymptomatic pregnancy could not clue in for a long time. I've had two pregnancies which had the typical symptoms; aching, exhausted, throwing up all over the place. The third one, however, was incredibly smooth -- no morning sickness AT ALL, and nothing really felt different until about week 20 when I couldn't fit into my jeans anymore. If I'd had a less regular cycle and a bit more padding around the waist to begin with, I can easily imagine not cluing in until the baby had hit viability.


20 weeks is a far cry from delivery day though. A friend of mine spotted during the first four months of her pregnancy so she never "missed" her period. However, by week 17, she looked like she had just won a hot dog eating contest. So with no other symptoms, I guess I could see finding out halfway through, but man- can't imagine going into labor and having no clue.
 
2013-02-14 12:56:58 AM  

kiwimoogle84: Someone upthread said she'd been told she couldn't have kids...


yah. that's the part I dont get.
unless your ovaries have been removed, you can get pregnant. even without a uterus, you could have an ectopic pregnancy ...

tubal ligation and vasectomies can auto-reverse themselves. which is strange enough.
I guess in the end, we can expect young girls to not have a clue about their bodies and "reality". but the idea of an adult not realizing that she can get pregnant and the whole "someone told her" ....

I guess we see this same story how many times a month in fark? bah

Can we assume that the child was taken from her at least? to make the kids safe??
lol
 
2013-02-14 01:20:56 AM  
I will not call bs on this. I am 4'11 weigh 105 lbs an went through nearly the same thing. I had restarted school and worked full time, no cravings, no swelling, had regular full blown 7 day long periods, nothing changed for me at all. I gained 6 lbs total that was all evenly spread out it seemed. At what they think was 32 weeks I got food poisoning and that made me go into labor. 30 or so minutes after the cramps went from high in my stomach nearly at my ribs, to lower down, I delivered a little girl. Unfortunately, she did not make it through that ordeal. But do NOT ever say she had to have known. Sometimes, there is just nothing. It does happen and I am proof and live with that every day.
 
2013-02-14 01:25:54 AM  

danno_to_infinity: gaslight: I'm no expert but wouldn't skipping periods for nine months be a clue?

I'm not an expert either, but obesity does wreak havoc upon nearly every system in the body as well as the endocrine system to which the reproductive organs belong.  Obesity (and extreme thinness) raise hell with regularity of menstruation.  At 24 years of marriage, unless she was an Appalachian bride, she's probably in her 40s and believing kids not being possible, figured no periods - already starting the change.

And yes, you have to be a fat ass to not notice a full term 10 pound baby.  Not to mention probably being just a wee bit less than brilliant.  And yet she managed to reproduce.  While my very intelligent, extremely thoughtful, wonderful friend can't have any.  Life is just not fair.

Are they going to name her Hernia?


Hisnia.
 
2013-02-14 01:27:01 AM  

Aleave: I will not call bs on this. I am 4'11 weigh 105 lbs an went through nearly the same thing. I had restarted school and worked full time, no cravings, no swelling, had regular full blown 7 day long periods, nothing changed for me at all. I gained 6 lbs total that was all evenly spread out it seemed. At what they think was 32 weeks I got food poisoning and that made me go into labor. 30 or so minutes after the cramps went from high in my stomach nearly at my ribs, to lower down, I delivered a little girl. Unfortunately, she did not make it through that ordeal. But do NOT ever say she had to have known. Sometimes, there is just nothing. It does happen and I am proof and live with that every day.


Goodness. Well I'm sure there's a few exceptions to every rule. I'm sorry for that trial, couldn't have been easy.

With all the symptoms I've had though, there's no other explanation. And this was a surprise for me.
 
2013-02-14 01:32:35 AM  

kiwimoogle84: RenownedCurator: Actually, I can see how someone with no experience of pregnancy, irregular periods (or spotting during early pregnancy which looks like a period) plus a fairly asymptomatic pregnancy could not clue in for a long time. I've had two pregnancies which had the typical symptoms; aching, exhausted, throwing up all over the place. The third one, however, was incredibly smooth -- no morning sickness AT ALL, and nothing really felt different until about week 20 when I couldn't fit into my jeans anymore. If I'd had a less regular cycle and a bit more padding around the waist to begin with, I can easily imagine not cluing in until the baby had hit viability.

20 weeks is a far cry from delivery day though. A friend of mine spotted during the first four months of her pregnancy so she never "missed" her period. However, by week 17, she looked like she had just won a hot dog eating contest. So with no other symptoms, I guess I could see finding out halfway through, but man- can't imagine going into labor and having no clue.


20 weeks is definitely not on the same plane as 40, but if she had some extra weight on her, the baby would have room to grow without necessarily disturbing her shape that much. Anyway, I was mostly addressing all the statements about how early pregnancy involves unmistakable symptoms which you'd have to be in a coma to miss. Usually it does, yes, but not always. Sometimes Mother Nature gives you a break.
 
2013-02-14 01:34:22 AM  
The doc told me when I was all wtf?! That it does happen but is very rare. He had seen one other case in 20 years nearly identical to me. Except the other girl had no periods. The only symptom I had was was being overly tired but that was easily attributed to 14 hour days between college and work. I guess now it just upsets me when people say well was she fat or stupid? No, it's possible she honestly could never even have known.
 
2013-02-14 07:44:11 AM  

octopied: freetomato: I knew a woman who had a toilet baby. She was about 6'2" and very heavy. Had no clue till it plopped out. She was kind of a dumb woman in general. Another lady I used to work with was 54 and thought she'd been through menopause. Thought she had a flu she couldn't shake and found out she was 5 months pregnant. Her 60 year old boyfriend about had a stroke. She has a perfectly healthy little girl now. I did it the easy way - have a great stepson I raised. I'm his mom but no labor and no stretch marks ;) He even looks like me.

Wow, it's almost impossible to naturally have a baby at 54. Probably close to a 1 in 1 billion shot.


what if i take a lot of viagra and amphetamines
 
2013-02-14 01:15:30 PM  
Woman have to be really stupid to not know they are pregnant. How stupid exactly? Well so dumb they dont realize another human is growing inside them. So stupid they dont even realize their body dramatically changing. Just that dumb. Its funny.
 
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