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(Opposing Views)   Woman checks into hospital thinking she has a hernia. Checks out with a new baby   (opposingviews.com) divider line 21
    More: Strange, Linda Ackley, abdominal surgery  
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2013-02-13 03:15:50 PM  
4 votes:
FTFA: The Ackleys have been married for 24 years, and this is their first child.

That's some amazing love right there, and that baby is going to be spoiled wonderfully.

I have no snark. It's a happy story. :)
2013-02-13 03:53:48 PM  
2 votes:

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


Some women don't skip periods when pregnant, at least in the first months.
2013-02-13 03:53:41 PM  
2 votes:
Wait!  So now the only per-requisite for a miracle is ignorance?  Oh, that's right, it always was.  Nevermind.
2013-02-13 03:49:01 PM  
2 votes:
I'm no expert but wouldn't skipping periods for nine months be a clue?
2013-02-13 03:45:33 PM  
2 votes:
Another daily fail planted story, they could at least stop treating us like idiots and admit that the daily fail is one of their "featured partners".
2013-02-13 03:08:45 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-02-13 07:33:07 PM  
1 votes:
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 07:09:49 PM  
1 votes:
I knew I was pregnant within the first 3 weeks. I know my body very well, and being pregnant feels diffrent.
2013-02-13 07:00:33 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:14:24 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-02-13 04:51:03 PM  
1 votes:
So this is a piece about something written by the Daily Fail?  Really?  Third hand bullshiat?
2013-02-13 04:21:27 PM  
1 votes:

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
2013-02-13 04:04:00 PM  
1 votes:

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


My cousin practically dropped a 12 pounder in the hospital waiting room and just 2 months before she had no idea she was pregnant. She was in the best physical health of her life, looked great, was training to be a cop and playing for a local softball team. Take into account that not only was she athletic but is 5'10 and there are plenty of places for a babby to hide in that abdomen. Growing up together I knew already that she had abnormal periods and would sometimes go months without having one, which is one of the reasons she didn't realize. She never got sick, no weird cravings, and that m-effer nestled himself high up and towards her back so she didn't even show. It wasn't until she went in for a physical concerning the police training that they detected her pregnancy through a urine test. She went to her gynecologist a couple of days later, thinking she was either in the first or early in the second trimester and was shocked to learn she was 7 months into it.

2 years later when she had her second she was practically bed ridden for 3 months she was barfing that much, she ballooned up like a whale and according to her ex was eating fried chicken daily. BTW, she hates fried chicken and stopped eating it as soon as kid 2 dropped.
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2013-02-13 03:56:14 PM  
1 votes:
gaslight

She was old enough to be going into menopause.
2013-02-13 03:55:29 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-02-13 03:49:51 PM  
1 votes:
Do many parasitic infections frequently cause symptoms similar to those of a hernia?
2013-02-13 03:48:13 PM  
1 votes:

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 yes, toilet babies really do happen.

My wife and I had been hanging out with them just a couple months prior, drinking.
2013-02-13 03:42:48 PM  
1 votes:

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


 criminally obese.
2013-02-13 03:42:06 PM  
1 votes:

Red Shirt Blues: [www.theblaze.com image 620x430]

I uhhh...........kdjdhr................arrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhh............ ......vomit


you were thinking about her O face weren't you?
2013-02-13 03:25:01 PM  
1 votes:
How fat are you when you don't realize that you are carrying a full-term 10 pound baby?
2013-02-13 02:26:58 PM  
1 votes:
Klepto
 
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