even though I know I am pregnant, it is easy for me to forget that I am. I have a son too so I can easily be preoccupy with that. I am nearly 29 weeks and I can still wear my prepregnancy jeans .I lost weight yet at the same time my belly have not changed size which is why I can fit in it. I confuse gas with my baby's kicks sometime. and I don't chart my period because I never cared to. (due to IUD) when you are older, you expect your period to be irregular anyway. although, I can't see how one on the pills not noticed their period as I am not sure you can have an irregular period on it. I think it is possible not to know.
i think there probably are people who are so far removed from there bodies they may genuinely not know but i think these are very very rare. i think alot of people make this crap up about not knowing. i think someone else already said about denial.
oh well the majority of you think Im judging her so I'll just shut up then!
all i said was it was hard to believe and if you want to think Im a heartless cow then fine.
I certainly didn't say you were judging her and I don't think anyone made any posts that made you sound like a "judging, heartless cow." Many people just said they could see how it MIGHT be possible to not know. In fact I myself find her story hard to believe as well....just not impossible.
While I think it's possible not to know earlier on in pregnancy, I don't really get how anyone could get to full term without at least considering the possibility of pregnancy. I chalk it up to denial.
I knew a woman at university, she was a lesbian but had a drunken one night stand with a man. She was a big girl and one day she went to hospital because she was in a lot of pain. Turns out she was in labour, she needed counselling but she made a great mum and has a teenage daughter now.
I find some people remarkable, like those people who have short labours with their first babies, HOW?? But they do, so anythings possible.
I find that hard to believe, as surely the age gap isnt big at all between her 1st baby and so she would realise when seeing feet sticking out of her stomach and kicks and recognise the moods etc? But then again I guess some people really dont know? I was on Noriday when I conceived but knew that something was different and so took a test to find out I was pregnant. Thats when I was 6 weeks gone! Now I'm 6 days overdue and so glad that my contraceptive pill didnt work properly x
I have a friend who didn't know she was pregnant until she was in labour!
She got pregnant the first and only time she had sex and literally grew no outward belly whatsoever, had no symptoms etc. I asked her how it was possible to not feel movement and she said the doctor who delivered her baby said that because the thought never crossed her mind that she could have even been pregnant, she just subconsciously didn't register anything that was happening! She really had no reason to ever suspect she was pregnant!
Not sure if someone who has had a baby before would really not know till 38 weeks though...surely they would realise what was going on!
Like I never had sickness with my first
Some people don't have a bump
Some people continue to have periods
Some people don't have back aches
Some people don't feel kicks because placentas in the way (also happened for me, had to sit very still and concentrate to feel kicks 2nd baby)
And if by some rare chance all these things happened (because u can clearly see these things do occur in pregnancy) if they all happened to one person at the same time (some women may have 1 or several of the above occur) then u wouldn't know u were pregnant.
It's not very common but not unheard of, if she carries weight anyway or was doing so after having her first she may not have noticed. She could have anterior placenta (where the placenta attatches to the front wall of the terus) which makes it very difficult to feel kicks. If she was breastfeeding her periods may not have returned when she got pregnant and she could just put the lack of AF down to breastfeeding. Or as said before it could be that she was in complete denial or just didn't want people to react badly
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