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Old 06-28-2014, 05:00 PM   #11
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Re: Is it possible to not know you're pregnant?

I could see how it could happen with my current pregnancy, if I didn't take a test. I'm 18 weeks along now and haven't had any symptoms except a bunch of bloating early on. I'm feeling movement, but I'm LOOKING for the movement. If I wasn't aware of my little inner child, I could still easily pass off the movements as digestive issues.


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Old 06-29-2014, 12:24 PM   #12
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Re: Is it possible to not know you're pregnant?

I know someone who didn't know until she was 7 months. She is a bigger girl, which seems to be the case with most of the "I didn't know" cases. Maybe you don't feel it as much when you are bigger round.
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Old 07-05-2014, 08:01 PM   #13
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I could understand it... if your periods are irregular, or maybe you bleed during pregnancy (I have a couple friends who got "periods" through their entire pregnancies).

If you have an anterior placenta, it can disguise any movement until well into your 2nd trimester (I think I felt my first real kicks with DD2 when I was around the 20-ish week mark, as she had an anterior placenta... and that was only because I was really really watching for them). Or... kiddo might not be real active.

If you carry small, you might not notice weight gain (have a cousin where, literally, no one knew until she gave birth in her mom's bathroom).

I've also had friends who got negative preg tests every time they peed on one... including *while* they were in labor.

So yeah... there's enough variation in the world that I'm sure it could legitimately happen.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:19 PM   #14
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Re: Is it possible to not know you're pregnant?

I made it to twenty weeks before I discovered my first pregnancy.

I have PCOS and irregular periods - only 3-4 per year. So it was not uncommon for me to go months without bleeding, and I did have bleeding in the first trimester that I assumed was a period. I had stopped taking pregnancy tests on a regular basis because I was tired of being so disheartened by all the negatives.

I had no symptoms. I never had morning sickness. I had a mammogram around week 5 and attributed some breast tenderness to that. I traveled a lot weeks 10-13, back and forth from coast to coast, and was a bit jet lagged but not bad.

I was taking metformin to help me get pregnant (started right after I unknowingly conceived) which causes a lot of weird abdominal discomfort. I didn't gain any weight. I didn't feel movement until week 22. I'm small to average size, but even when I went in for my first prenatal visit, my doctor assumed I was only 6-8 weeks along because she didn't think I looked pregnant.

I don't know when I would have figured it out had I not had an infertility workup scheduled, and two days before the appointment I had a dream that made me think I should take a test before I went in. And I'm kind of stumped at how any of it happened in the first place, because with this pregnancy I knew right away - I just knew that my body felt different.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:29 PM   #15
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Re: Is it possible to not know you're pregnant?

With my last baby, I didn't find out I was pregnant until I was 8 weeks. I have really irregular cycles, sometimes only 2 a year! I didn't think I would have ovulated so soon after my last period, so I wasn't looking for it. I didn't figure it out until my dd nuked chicken nuggets for breakfast one morning and it made me nauseous.

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