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To wonder how you could get to 21 weeks pregnant without noticing?

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KnitFastDieWarm Wed 05-Dec-12 11:47:19

I know it happens, but it still amazes me!

My friend (22) discovered she was 5 months pregnant yesterday. She and bf (30) are thrilled - but they live with her mum (who is not thrilled, to say the least) and he's recently been fired, so money is very tight. She's also been drinking and smoking for the past five months blissfully unaware that she was pregnant sad

I'm very happy for them both, but I'm obviously vey worried about the health of the baby given her drinking, smoking etc prior to finding out. I'm also genuinely amazed that she didn't notice - she says she can feel it kicking, but she thought she had an upset stomach!

Anyone experienced a surprise pregnancy? Reassure me (so I can reassure her!)

TheSecondComing Wed 05-Dec-12 23:00:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

VisualiseAHorse Wed 05-Dec-12 21:23:52

Didn't know Stranded was making some of it up. That's rubbish.

JuliaScurr Wed 05-Dec-12 20:07:58

not as much as me <nods>
readers - I was that woman

medication with side effects - one of which wa scarbohydrate craving hence weight gain
except it wasn't

EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Wed 05-Dec-12 19:43:54

grin keen is a bit nicer.

FrankincenseWippery Wed 05-Dec-12 19:39:22

Yes, I must. Idiot should cover it!

EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Wed 05-Dec-12 19:22:38

Dear Christ. Surely you must win some award! shock

FrankincenseWippery Wed 05-Dec-12 19:20:41

Everlong, yes it was quite something I must say! Particularly as my two older girls were 1.11 and 2.10 ( yes I'm that daft there is really 11 months between the girls), so for a couple of months I had 3 under 3 with one of them stuck in SCBU for several months. I suspect this is why I waited 13 years before having DC4!

Brady, yep pretty much. I've seen them, so I'm not passing on rumour.

thebody Wed 05-Dec-12 17:53:20

Pickles... Hope you are ok? That's a sad post.

Arseface Wed 05-Dec-12 17:44:35

Found out I was expecting DS1 12 years ago when I went to casualty with abdominal pains. I was 25 weeks!

It was Feb and I was a bit annoyed that my xmas flab hadn't dropped off (as it does in your 20s). On the pill and had drunk and smoked horrifying amounts over xmas and NY. Was also a year into the dream job I'd been after for ages, boyfriend was a postgrad student and I was the least maternal person I knew.

DS1 is in the top sets at school and nearly taller than me. Am so relieved he suffered no ill effects.

Oh, boyfriend is now DH, we're expecting DCs 3 and 4 (twins) and I managed to hang on to that career too!

Was probably the best thing that ever happened to me

MummyPig24 Wed 05-Dec-12 17:31:36

Well I suppose I had longer than stranded claimed to have to get my head around it. About 12 hours.

cbeebiesatemybrain Wed 05-Dec-12 17:28:53

I had a colleague who didn't find out until 26 weeks. She was 44 and thought she was going through the menopause. Her ds was born at 34 weeks so she didn't have long to get her head around it shock

Hes 9 now and lovely grin

SantyClaws Wed 05-Dec-12 17:25:28

apparently someone saw scan photos on her FB

MrsSantasCervix Wed 05-Dec-12 17:23:44

Hang on, how did it come out that StrandedBear wasn't being entirely truthful? Or have I misread that?

McChristmasPants2012 Wed 05-Dec-12 17:16:23

my auntie only found out when her waters went, then he was approx a few days late.

MummyPig24 Wed 05-Dec-12 17:12:09

I didn't find out till I was in labour. Bit of a shock that!

bradyismyfavouritewiseman Wed 05-Dec-12 16:58:52

FrankincenseWippery is that how it came out?

Its awful reading that thread and reading peoples reactions to her. Knowing its bollocks.

HazleNutt Wed 05-Dec-12 16:44:16

Quod my slim sister didn't get a bump until she was 6 months, stomach totally flat. Oh and of course barely put any weight on and it all just dropped off after the birth as well envy

FuckityFuckFuck Wed 05-Dec-12 16:38:55

I got to 17 weeks without knowing. Had no symptoms at all, the only reason I went to the doctor was because I had a headache for 3 days grin

snowtunesgirl Wed 05-Dec-12 16:34:00

This is StrandedBear's thread.

Quodlibet Wed 05-Dec-12 16:18:16

Will someone please post some pictures of themselves unknowingly pregnant and bumpless at whatever weeks?! It's not that I don't believe you all, it's just I genuinely want to be mind-boggled!

snowtunesgirl Wed 05-Dec-12 14:21:35

So did Stranded make it all up? shock

EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Wed 05-Dec-12 14:11:21

Did stranded even have a baby at all? Or was it just the not knowing that was the lie untruth.

Frank 6 weeks to get you're head around having a baby shock

EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Wed 05-Dec-12 14:06:45

My young friend was 28 weeks. She was drinking and smoking and generally living it up. She had no clue.

Went to the GP with something or other he examined her and gave her the news!

Her little dd is amazing and totally gorgeous.

OutragedAtThePriceOfFreddos Wed 05-Dec-12 14:02:35

I got to 24 weeks without knowing. All it takes is irregular periods and and an easy pregnancy and there's no reason why you would know.

I got a little bump and bigger boobs, but it was not long after Christmas and I'd had a holiday, I just thought I'd eaten too many pies. I also started a new, very physically demanding job, so I thought the tiredness was because of that.

AllYoursJingleBellbooshka Wed 05-Dec-12 13:45:20

Oh right!

I had no idea that had come out.

Never mind.

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