But a friend of my Mum went on hol abroad and had cramps... hospital.... baby suprise. I was a bit even as a child of 8 or 9, but she reckons it cos she was so large anyway. She had a hard time bringing baby back through customs
A girl I know had her son after having found out only 2 weeks before!! She was incredibly active (still is) with VERY tight stomach muscles. Not sure if that's why she didn't have a big bump but she swears she had no idea. I find it very hard to believe but this is someone I know - why would she lie?? I had horrendous heartburn from about 5 months, had the beating up from the inside as you did longtalljosie, enormous breasts that leaked from a very early stage... I could go on but you catch my drift.
I've never been able to understand this either. Yes, not knwoing until very late on (a couple of my friends have been through this) but to not know atall? Maybe I'm just envious as I too am being beaten balck and blue and am 30 weeks. And it's been going on for the last couple of months! I do love it, mostly, but sometimes it's bloody eye watering
This happened to my niece, found out at almost 8 months when she went to her doctors for a Thyroid test due to her putting so much weight on Took one look at her, asked why she hadn't put weight on anywhere but her stomach, tested her, and yep - pregnant! When she's asked now if she genuinely didn't know or was just too scared to say anything (was only 17), she swears that she didn't know, was still having periods, but looking back, what she thought was wind was obviously movements!
With dd1 I had an anterior placenta & she was quite an inactive baby - whilst I knew I was pregnant & did feel some movement it was very feint throughout. She was certainly back-to-back for labour & in late pregnancy so this may also have contributed
DD2 was a completely different story & kicked me until I was figuratively black & blue!
So yes I can see how you could not know that the movements you were feeling were baby tbh
My MIL didn't know she was pregnant with DF! She was training to join the police, sprinting around the park twice daily right up until the day she started having "stomach cramps"! She was also at the gym most days! Can you imagine doing that at 9 months pregnant! Her parents still say she had a flat(ish) stomach and never complained of tiredness or anything! DF was 6lb something when he was born...I do believe she really didn't know, because she has had a problem with alcohol ever since....prob down to being 19 and suddenly a mum, career out the window etc.
Girl I was at uni with went home for easter break and gave birth. She didn't look pg at all, baby back to back, anterior placenta, periods continued. Was playing tennis quite seriously up until the day before. Had IBS so thought stomach cramps were that and presumbably any earlier movements.
It happened to a girl at my school in the year above. Her year went away on a skiing trip all the way to France in a coach from Scotland. While in France she was rushed to hospital with suspected appendicitis, gave birth to a little boy... they had to call her mum in the middle of the night and break the news! They also had a bit of a time getting the baby back through customs and all the teachers had to chip in for clothes ect for it! She was only 15, poor girl, what an experience.