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I didn't know I was pregnant

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America5 Sun 28-Jun-20 23:36:46

Hey!

Has anyone found out they were pregnant at a late stage in pregnancy or not knew until the stage of labour. I'm curious as to what your first sign of pregnancy was or if you felt any different thinking back to your time being pregnant.

TIA x

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Wheresthebiffer2 Sun 28-Jun-20 23:40:44

I'm curious as to why you are asking? What personal experience of this issue do you have? Care to share your story first, rather than expecting strangers to?

LizzyAnna99 Mon 29-Jun-20 00:59:50

My mum went to the doctors with a lump in her breast, turns out it was a blocked milk duct and she was 7 months pregnant with me

BruceAndMarley Mon 29-Jun-20 08:03:24

My friend gave birth when we were on a night out and she had no idea. She was still wearing size 10 jeans and hadn’t made any lifestyle changes. Her daughter was born full term weighing a very good 8lbs too. Crazy

BruceAndMarley Mon 29-Jun-20 08:04:30

There’s also a thread on MN recently of a lady who didn’t know she was pregnant until she felt what she thought was maybe wind . She did a test and it was positive so she went to the midwife and had a scan and she’s 31 weeks

WhatWouldPennyDo Mon 29-Jun-20 08:12:51

Are you a journalist @America5?

America5 Tue 30-Jun-20 00:44:03

Wheresthebiffer2

I'm curious as to why you are asking? What personal experience of this issue do you have? Care to share your story first, rather than expecting strangers to?


I didn't mean any offence by asking. My friend has just had a baby but she didn't know until labour. She wanted to hear other people's experiences because she's currently blaming herself for missing signs but I just wanted to hear real stories about if anyone has had any signs when they haven't knew. I realise everyone is different but I just wanted to hear other people's opinions.

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America5 Tue 30-Jun-20 00:55:06

LizzyAnna99

My mum went to the doctors with a lump in her breast, turns out it was a blocked milk duct and she was 7 months pregnant with me


Oh wow!! It's crazy isn't it how life has its little plans thank you for your comment smile

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America5 Tue 30-Jun-20 00:55:59

BruceAndMarley

There’s also a thread on MN recently of a lady who didn’t know she was pregnant until she felt what she thought was maybe wind . She did a test and it was positive so she went to the midwife and had a scan and she’s 31 weeks


Oh wow! I bet that was a surprise for her it's amazing how the human body works! Thank you for your comment and for pointing me in the direction of the other post smile

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America5 Tue 30-Jun-20 00:56:17

WhatWouldPennyDo

Are you a journalist *@America5*?


Nope, why do you ask?

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squeekums Tue 30-Jun-20 00:59:32

I found out at 27 weeks
Im not big, Au size 6 and was back in the same jeans a day after dd was born. At full term i was barely a size 10. DD was born full term at 40 weeks and completely healthy, she now 10

I still had what i assumed was a period, no pain, no weight gain, no sickness, no cravings, twinges, any symptom you hear about, I didnt get it.
I was still working at carnivals and going on the rides, the big ones at that, partying, experimenting with drugs. Not one thing i did showed a sign, game me any clue. I got sick once, it was food poisoning, along with several others after we ate lunch together one day

I only found out when i did cos a mate poked me in the side to tickle me, thought i felt bloated, i was i had my period at the time but she was worried. She and her brother had found their dad a couple months before, dead from liver failure, swollen stomach, im a past heavy drinker, she was worried im about to die so went to the dr to ease her mind, thats it.
Came home with a date for rush ultrasound and the knowledge i may be about 4 or 5 months along, ultrasound showed 7

She missed nothing, her body masked it.
I didnt even feel movement like some describe, as im told the placenta was thicker at front and i carried towards the back which masks the movement

Tell her not to worry, she isnt to blame for anything, how could she be if she didnt know. She cant let herself feel guilt for things she did or didnt do. It will eat her alive
We now joke dd love of big rides is cos she went on speed 2 and a few others like it when i was pregnant
Congratulations to her

BruceAndMarley Tue 30-Jun-20 07:40:35

@squeekums your story is incredible !!! Our bodies are amazing , I’m 31 weeks + 3 and of it wasn’t for stories like yours and my friends , there’s no way I could even believe it’s possible to not know because I’ve had such a rough time but the woman’s body is bloomin incredible what it can do! My husband delivers babies and has delivered one of a woman who presented at a&e with pains, they scanned her and she was in labour full term!

squeekums Wed 01-Jul-20 00:33:59

@BruceAndMarley so many dont believe it. So many of my mates at time had already had kids and they were stunned after rough pregnancies and wouldnt have believed me if they hadnt seen me in the days/weeks leading up to finding out
I spent weeks in shock, mentally it was one of the hardest things ever as i was never even going to have kids. So a complete Uturn on my life

FirstClassFlightHome Wed 01-Jul-20 00:42:13

How do you have periods with a sealed uterus?

LizzyAnna99 Wed 01-Jul-20 01:22:05

@firstclassflighthome where is the sealed uterus comment, I can’t see it

YerAWizardHarry Wed 01-Jul-20 01:25:27

I found out at 24 weeks. I was 18, naive and very stupid! No morning sickness, was running pill packets back to back so wasn't expecting a "period" and had an anterior placenta so didn't feel much of anything until I found out. My son is coming up for 8 and is perfect in every way.

FirstClassFlightHome Wed 01-Jul-20 01:26:43

@Lizzy When you are pregnant, your cervix is closed and has a mucous plug. How then does the blood get out?

squeekums Wed 01-Jul-20 01:34:46

How do you have periods with a sealed uterus

Its not a period as such, you just assume it is.
In my case it happened as regularly and at a very similar flow to my period so in absence of any other symptoms, i assumed period, no reason not too
They never told me it was 100% xyz as it could have been a few things. But as everything was fine, they didnt probe the issue and i didnt see the need too push for it to be looked into.

www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au/bleeding-during-pregnancy.
Top general causes here but i didnt fit/suffer from any of them, im just a freak lol
My best guess is a hormone issue in me causing the bleeding.
I was ripped off, thats supposed to be a perk of pregnancy

hadtojoin Wed 01-Jul-20 02:02:11

A friend of mine (30) had always had irregular periods so dismissed a few missed ones - but still had light 'periods' throughout. Went horseriding most days. Slight weight gain, no specific movement detected just assumed it was wind. While out horseriding had 'appendix pains' the hospital confirmed she was actually in labour and 3 hours later her 8lb full term daughter was born.
She had no idea at all and it took a week in hospital before she got over the shock but the girl is very much adored.

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