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2013-03-30 12:16:51 AM
3 votes:

JohnAnnArbor: Bathia_Mapes: AlwaysRightBoy: Bathia_Mapes: AlwaysRightBoy: First, I plead total male ignorance, but how can you not know that there is something kicking around inside of you? At that weight?

Some women don't gain any discernible weight. Some babies, even though they're perfectly healthy as this child is, aren't very active in the womb. And some women continue to have their period throughout their pregnancy.

Thanks, the "period" was the jist of my question.

A cousin of mine was still getting her period until just a little past the fifth month of pregnancy. That can happen too, and it can throw off the doctor being able to give a more accurate conception date and due date.

Er, how?  I mean, the blood flows past the baby somehow?


The hormones get a little out of whack and they lose pieces of the blood that's supposed to stay on the walls there.  It's not the same thing as a period, but about a third of women have that through at least the first trimester, and it's not like the blood comes with a label attached.  Also keep in mind, not all women are exactly walking calendars anyways.
2013-03-30 07:55:08 AM
2 votes:

FunkOut: Yup, mind boggling. I've got 7 weeks to go, look like a stick woman who ate a beach ball, and it's like I've got an Alien doing judo exercises in my belly. 4 months of losing almost everything I ate was the big tipoff though. Then again, I have very superkeen powers of paying attention.


May you have a wonderful childbirth and a beautiful healthy baby.
2013-03-30 01:52:11 AM
2 votes:

taliesinwi: The women see vaginal bleeding and assume "period", and that's the end of it.


Well what do you expect them to think? You try bleeding once a month since you've been a teenager and see how easy it is for you to a difference.
2013-03-30 12:40:36 AM
2 votes:

EmmaLou: Some women also have irregular periods.  I saw an episode of "I didn't know I was pregnant" and the woman was thin, but had irregular periods her whole life, so she didn't think much of not having one or having them sporadically.  She apparently had gone to a pool in a bikini when she was 6 months along.



\begin{csb}

I was on Seasonale, the birth control that lets you have just four periods a year rather than twelve.  When it came time for my quarterly period, I instead skipped those weeks, too, so that I effectively avoided having a period for two whole years.  Since I suffered from menstrual migraines and a horny boyfriend (later husband), it seemed like a no-brainer.

Seriously, no menstrual periods for two whole years.  It was great.

Eventually, this caused some problems. Most notably, chest tightness that felt like panic attacks.  No surprise, my hormone levels were really high and my doctor wanted me to switch to a non-hormonal birth control (e.g., the diaphragm) for a while until my hormones returned to normal.

Well, the diaphragm didn't work.  Even though I used it as prescribed, including using liberal amounts of spermicide, I got pregnant within one month of stopping Seasonale.  However, my doc had said that my chances of getting pregnant would be extremely slim because of the deluge of birth control hormones in my system, so I never suspected I was pregnant.  It wasn't until I was into my second trimester that I found out, and that's only because I ended up in the emergency room for something completely unrelated and the ER docs made me pee in a cup (they make all women of child-bearing age take a pregnancy test before treating them...standard operating procedure).

I easily could have gone a couple more months before I thinking/believing I was pregnant.  Even at the 3-4 month mark there's nothing distinctly pregnant about the experience.  It wasn't until 6 months or so that I even developed something resembling a pregnant belly.

\end{csb}
2013-03-30 12:33:58 AM
2 votes:

Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: JPINFV: No... they don't.

Wrong


You *do* know your link backs up the person you're calling wrong, yes?

They can experience a menstrual cycle. (ie. side effects of the cycle such as cramps remain.)

They can experience spotting or even bleeding.

They cannot, by definition, experience menstruation during pregnancy. That would involve the uterine lining being shed, which cannot happen without interfering with the pregnancy. Not to mention that the cervical mucus plug forms soon after the egg implants, and seals the uterus during pregnancy.
2013-03-30 12:21:10 AM
2 votes:

Silly Jesus: Total BS.  I feel different when I have a 4 pound log in my intestines waiting to be free.  I'm sure that someone can't just not notice an extra 7 lb blob floating around in their abdomen for 9 months.


Somehow it's comforting to know that you're ignorant about almost everything.


JPINFV: No... they don't.


Wrong
2013-03-30 12:16:09 AM
2 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: AlwaysRightBoy: First, I plead total male ignorance, but how can you not know that there is something kicking around inside of you? At that weight?

Some women don't gain any discernible weight. Some babies, even though they're perfectly healthy as this child is, aren't very active in the womb. And some women continue to have their period throughout their pregnancy.


No... they don't. Vaginal bleeding!=menstration.
2013-03-29 09:10:47 PM
2 votes:

AlwaysRightBoy: First, I plead total male ignorance, but how can you not know that there is something kicking around inside of you? At that weight?


Some women don't gain any discernible weight. Some babies, even though they're perfectly healthy as this child is, aren't very active in the womb. And some women continue to have their period throughout their pregnancy.
2013-03-29 08:59:10 PM
2 votes:
First, I plead total male ignorance, but how can you not know that there is something kicking around inside of you? At that weight?
2013-03-29 08:55:07 PM
2 votes:

Amos Quito: Expected to see

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but instead I saw

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SHOCKED!


As was I. The women this happens to tend to be on the hefty side.
2013-03-30 11:01:30 AM
1 votes:

A Terrible Human: taliesinwi: The women see vaginal bleeding and assume "period", and that's the end of it.

Well what do you expect them to think? You try bleeding once a month since you've been a teenager and see how easy it is for you to a difference.


... right.  That was kind of my point.
2013-03-30 05:05:38 AM
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: Bathia_Mapes: AlwaysRightBoy: First, I plead total male ignorance, but how can you not know that there is something kicking around inside of you? At that weight?

Some women don't gain any discernible weight. Some babies, even though they're perfectly healthy as this child is, aren't very active in the womb. And some women continue to have their period throughout their pregnancy.

It's just still mind-boggling to me.


No kidding... I have a fibroid the size of radish, and occasionally get twinges from that. Bonus: Should not prevent me  from getting pregnant as it is on the outside apparently, but might be a painful pregnancy.
2013-03-30 03:54:11 AM
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: AlwaysRightBoy: Bathia_Mapes: AlwaysRightBoy: First, I plead total male ignorance, but how can you not know that there is something kicking around inside of you? At that weight?

Some women don't gain any discernible weight. Some babies, even though they're perfectly healthy as this child is, aren't very active in the womb. And some women continue to have their period throughout their pregnancy.

Thanks, the "period" was the jist of my question.

A cousin of mine was still getting her period until just a little past the fifth month of pregnancy. That can happen too, and it can throw off the doctor being able to give a more accurate conception date and due date.


How does that even supposed to be possible?
2013-03-30 02:22:00 AM
1 votes:
Yup, mind boggling. I've got 7 weeks to go, look like a stick woman who ate a beach ball, and it's like I've got an Alien doing judo exercises in my belly. 4 months of losing almost everything I ate was the big tipoff though. Then again, I have very superkeen powers of paying attention.
2013-03-30 01:35:00 AM
1 votes:

JohnAnnArbor: Bathia_Mapes: AlwaysRightBoy: Bathia_Mapes: AlwaysRightBoy: First, I plead total male ignorance, but how can you not know that there is something kicking around inside of you? At that weight?

Some women don't gain any discernible weight. Some babies, even though they're perfectly healthy as this child is, aren't very active in the womb. And some women continue to have their period throughout their pregnancy.

Thanks, the "period" was the jist of my question.

A cousin of mine was still getting her period until just a little past the fifth month of pregnancy. That can happen too, and it can throw off the doctor being able to give a more accurate conception date and due date.

Er, how?  I mean, the blood flows past the baby somehow?


It's bleeding for a completely different reason (it's not the uterine lining anymore, it's usually the extra blood flow to the cervix that causes it), but it's not like the discharge comes with indicators saying where it's "from" (although I would imagine there are differences).  The women see vaginal bleeding and assume "period", and that's the end of it.
2013-03-30 12:50:42 AM
1 votes:

Moonfisher:  Some women just have odd physiology and carry the baby discretely.


I think I was one of them.  I'm rather tall, which means a longer-than-average abdomen, so there was more room for the fetus; no need to grow outwards and make that distinctive baby hump when there's still plenty of room in the vertical direction.

Another CSB:

I also didn't believe I was in labor when it happened.  The old adage "when it's real labor, you'll know" just didn't apply to me.  I only went to the ER when my MIL pestered my husband to take me; she was convinced I was in labor but I wasn't so sure.

The triage nurse asked me "On a scale of 1 to 10, how much pain are you feeling?" and I chose 2.  Turns out, I was already 4 cm dilated at that point.
2013-03-30 12:37:04 AM
1 votes:

Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: Silly Jesus: Total BS.  I feel different when I have a 4 pound log in my intestines waiting to be free.  I'm sure that someone can't just not notice an extra 7 lb blob floating around in their abdomen for 9 months.

Somehow it's comforting to know that you're ignorant about almost everything.


JPINFV: No... they don't.

Wrong


Menstruation is the shedding of the lining of the uterus. That lining is the very thing the embryo attaches to. At this point, it's not "menstruation" but a threatened abortion ("miscarriage"). This is not just a play on words as the major source of hormones that maintains the lining of the uterus shifts from various organs depending on the gestational age.
2013-03-30 12:26:33 AM
1 votes:
I knew a woman on her fourth child, slim, 24, that I worked with. She didn't start to show until the final month, and it was just a little bump. Another gal was a field medic in the army, had even just had a physical, and didn't figure it out until month 7. Some women just have odd physiology and carry the baby discretely. Lots of them have sporadic periods and just don't notice it's missing.

I, on the other hand, am a ham beast but could feel kicking and movement by four months and had a popped out baby mound by 6. Biology.
2013-03-30 12:23:40 AM
1 votes:
Pretty sure she knew and was just setting the baby trap for her boyfriend. Keep it secret long enough so that you can't get an abortion, then have the baby and hope like hell he sticks around to support you.

I know a girl that did this  - twice, to two different guys. It's pretty shiatty, but some women still use their reproductive tracts as a meal ticket.
2013-03-30 12:23:03 AM
1 votes:
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2013-03-30 12:13:27 AM
1 votes:
First job out of college I was in charge of doing up the daily/weekly "TPS" reports of the day (aka, crappy entry level IT job).

I had to deliver them to "Bev" who was at least 300# if not more.

One day I go to drop off the reports and she's not there.  I ask where she is and they say "on maternity leave - she had her baby last night".

I literally did not know and could not tell she was pregnant.
2013-03-30 12:04:34 AM
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: AlwaysRightBoy: Bathia_Mapes: AlwaysRightBoy: First, I plead total male ignorance, but how can you not know that there is something kicking around inside of you? At that weight?

Some women don't gain any discernible weight. Some babies, even though they're perfectly healthy as this child is, aren't very active in the womb. And some women continue to have their period throughout their pregnancy.

Thanks, the "period" was the jist of my question.

A cousin of mine was still getting her period until just a little past the fifth month of pregnancy. That can happen too, and it can throw off the doctor being able to give a more accurate conception date and due date.


Er, how?  I mean, the blood flows past the baby somehow?
2013-03-29 11:51:20 PM
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: scottydoesntknow: It's just still mind-boggling to me.

Mother Nature is mind-boggling.



Indeed.

"Normal" isn't.
2013-03-29 11:38:02 PM
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: It's just still mind-boggling to me.


Mother Nature is mind-boggling.
2013-03-29 11:36:43 PM
1 votes:

AlwaysRightBoy: Bathia_Mapes: AlwaysRightBoy: First, I plead total male ignorance, but how can you not know that there is something kicking around inside of you? At that weight?

Some women don't gain any discernible weight. Some babies, even though they're perfectly healthy as this child is, aren't very active in the womb. And some women continue to have their period throughout their pregnancy.

Thanks, the "period" was the jist of my question.


A cousin of mine was still getting her period until just a little past the fifth month of pregnancy. That can happen too, and it can throw off the doctor being able to give a more accurate conception date and due date.
2013-03-29 09:52:33 PM
1 votes:
Some women also have irregular periods.  I saw an episode of "I didn't know I was pregnant" and the woman was thin, but had irregular periods her whole life, so she didn't think much of not having one or having them sporadically.  She apparently had gone to a pool in a bikini when she was 6 months along.
2013-03-29 09:28:16 PM
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: AlwaysRightBoy: First, I plead total male ignorance, but how can you not know that there is something kicking around inside of you? At that weight?

Some women don't gain any discernible weight. Some babies, even though they're perfectly healthy as this child is, aren't very active in the womb. And some women continue to have their period throughout their pregnancy.


Thanks, the "period" was the jist of my question.
2013-03-29 09:16:08 PM
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: AlwaysRightBoy: First, I plead total male ignorance, but how can you not know that there is something kicking around inside of you? At that weight?

Some women don't gain any discernible weight. Some babies, even though they're perfectly healthy as this child is, aren't very active in the womb. And some women continue to have their period throughout their pregnancy.


It's just still mind-boggling to me.
 
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