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Has anyone had a surprise baby?

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Thighofrelief · 03/10/2018 01:38

By which I mean you went into labour with no clue you were pregnant.

It must be so shocking.

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Rtmhwales · 03/10/2018 01:43

Not me, but my sister’s best friend. High powered lawyer, married in her thirties. Went to the toilet once at 3am when she thought she’d eaten something bad, went to wipe and there was a foot hanging out of her. That foot is now her sixteen year old DD but shocked everyone who knew her. She didn’t look pregnant and she wasn’t overweight either. Just talk and athletic.

CurlyWurlyTwirly · 03/10/2018 01:45

God how did she get the baby out if it was breech....

Thighofrelief · 03/10/2018 02:00

Wow, was it her first?

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Aquamarine1029 · 03/10/2018 02:03

This happened to a friend of mine. And no, she is not some daft fool. She was 20, at university in a nursing program, was on the pill, and was having monthly periods, although basically just spotting which was normal for her. She didn't have a pregnant tummy and had absolutely no idea. One day she started having terrible pain and went to hospital. Three hours later her daughter was born. She was positively gob smacked. When I got the call from her mum that day I was incredulous because I had seen her 2 weeks prior and never once thought she looked pregnant.

So yes, this does happen.

StarfishSandwich · 03/10/2018 02:07

@CurlyWurlyTwirly babies do come out breech!

User12879923378 · 03/10/2018 02:22

I came out feet first! I wasn't a surprise though misses point

StillMedusa · 03/10/2018 02:39

My friend is now a granny in these exact circumstances! Her son's girlfriend has crohns so thought her severe sudden stomach ache was that...til the baby was born 3 hours later! She was a size 8, flat stomach and had periods throughout!

To say they were all shocked is understatement of the year, but the baby who was a healthy 7 pounder is just fine! If I hadn't seen her myself not long before I wouldn't have believed it!

TheMythicalChicken · 03/10/2018 02:56

I don't believe people who say they had periods throughout.

Limpshade · 03/10/2018 03:17

Wow these are fascinating!

user1471426142 · 03/10/2018 03:50

I knew a dr that found out really late. She thought something was really wrong with her, booked in for a load of diagnostic tests and then was shocked they said she was pregnant. It wasn’t her first either.

agnurse · 03/10/2018 03:54

It does sometimes happen that women will have a little bit of spotting during pregnancy. This could be misinterpreted as a period, especially if you have irregular cycles.

headstone · 03/10/2018 04:02

How is it possible to be fullterm with a flat stomach? Where is the baby hiding?

MrsFoxPlus4 · 03/10/2018 04:06

When I was studying beauty a girl in my class was moaning about sharp pains all day. Her boyfriends mum happened to be a hairdressing lecturer & took her to hospital. By the end of the day she had gave birth to a baby girl. Absolutely no idea! She was 22.

I also went school with someone who found out she was pregnant at the doctors, they sent her for a emergnacy scan because she was in pain with no idea how far along she was. Labour that’s how far along she was!

lborgia · 03/10/2018 04:18

We have friends who had two like that - well they found out at 7 months with both of them. Slightly complicated health issues, but even so, they went into shock both times.

And saying “I don’t believe women have periods during their pregnancies”? Oh, OK then Hmm

The FACT is that you can still have cyclical bleeding whilst pregnant, just because it’s rare, doens’t meant it doesn’t happen.

SnuggyBuggy · 03/10/2018 04:22

Not everyone shows. While my DM knew she was pregnant she never got a bump, just got a bit fatter. People thought we were adopted and she was absolutely fascinated by my pregnant belly.

AlmostAJillSandwich · 03/10/2018 04:25

Sister of my friend, didn't notice she was pregnant, went to hospital with severe pain, got told she was in labour. Second child so she had experienced pregnancy and labour before and had no idea, didn't help it was early hours of April 1st when this happened and she called round family to tell them and get someone at the hospital with her.

Pidgythe2nd · 03/10/2018 04:33

There was a poster on here a few years ago that it happened to at university. I remember she posted a picture of her taken a few weeks prior in a night out as you couldn’t tell. She wasn’t over weight at all so no idea where it was hiding!
I had my own gravitational force by that point!
A girl in my parents street found out at 7/8 months but she was quite overweight, so I could see how that would happen.

Tartsamazeballs · 03/10/2018 04:43

@headstone on my last day of work at 37 weeks with baby #1 there was a new baby balloon and maternity leave cards up in the club house. Customers were asking me who was leaving to have a baby. I was incredibly fit and muscular at the time and the baby just didn't really show, I just looked a bit stockier/thicker in the middle. He came a week later too!

#2 though... There's no mistaking this one 😂

BikeRunSki · 03/10/2018 05:06

I knew I was pg with DA, but hardly shielded. He was back to back footling breech, with his head sticking up into my rib cage. No real bump really.

GoatWithACoat · 03/10/2018 05:22

I don't believe people who say they had periods throughout

Yeah yeah we’re all just big fat liars Hmm

So my 4th DC was born last year and although I discovered her before she was born I didn’t know I was pregnant until I was 5 months gone. Because I had periods throughout. Very heavy ones in fact and I was being treated for them by taking tranemaxic (not sure if spelt right) I was also on the depo shot.

So far on MN I’ve read ‘women who say they used contraception correctly but fell pregnant are liars’ and now we have this comment about periods.

It was very difficult for me to come to terms with, not helped in part by the feeling I was going to be judged harshly for having a 4th at 40.

My husband, of course, never had any of these worries, nor received any judgement, just pats on the back for being so fertile. Angry

KC225 · 03/10/2018 05:32

It must be quite common. There is an American show called 'I didn't know I was pregnant' with these exact same stories, usually two per episode and it's on season 4.

dentydown · 03/10/2018 05:37

I didn’t find out until I was 20 weeks. I was on contraception that stopped periods and I was obese at the time. I would of happily continued not knowing I was pregnant, but dp pestered me into taking a pregnancy test because his daughter and daughter in law were pregnant Hmm. Messed with my head for a while but she’s two.
I’m also trying to lose weight because the flat concealed the pregnancyBlush


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dentydown · 03/10/2018 05:38

Flat -flab doh

Blackoutblinds · 03/10/2018 06:13

What paper is this for?

sophisticatedsarcasm · 03/10/2018 06:28

I had periods for the first 4 months when I was pregnant with my son who’s now 10.

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