“A woman feels slightly sick. She doesn’t know why, but she dials an ambulance. She gives birth to a baby she didn’t know she was carrying.
Now and again, these stories surface where women around the globe don’t know they’re pregnant for three full trimesters before discovering that it is a surprise to discover they have a baby. I can’t understand how this could be possible. Although I understand that not all women experience the same pregnancy symptoms, I gained 20 pounds. I looked like I had swallowed a basketball and padded my stomach. I experienced severe headaches, stomach cramps, back pain and foot swelling. I also had morning sickness, alternating constipation, diarrhea, gas, and heartburn. These symptoms were not something I experienced every day before becoming pregnant. If any of these things happened suddenly to me, and I hadn’t had my period in years, I think I would have thought, “Hmm…something must have gone.” It’s time to take a pregnancy test. “
Jennifer Scolin from Connecticut gave birth to her second baby in an ambulance right in her driveway. Her second child! Jennifer was four years old when she gave birth to Kelsey and knew exactly what it was like to become pregnant. She says it was completely different this time. She was fine up until last month. Her period was regular, and she felt great until Cole’s birth. Then, she experienced sharp stomach pains. Because she felt sick, she called her husband. Soon after, her water broke. The couple discovered she was pregnant and dialed 911. She barely made it to the ambulance in time. She was pushed two times before her son, 9 lbs and 3 ounces, was released. Can you even imagine what that would look like? Many of us have had painful birth stories that involved hours and hours of labor. You have a baby after two pushes. Unbelievable! He was no small thing! You weighed over nine pounds and didn’t know you were pregnant. Wow!
This is the second story similar to this Week. Sophie Aldridge, 20, went to a hospital in England complaining of back pain attributed to severe cramps. According to The Daily Mail, the doctors sent her home with painkillers. She was soon back at the hospital, giving birth hours later!
Sophie’s mom called an ambulance after her pains got worse. Her water broke in the ambulance, and she was diagnosed as pregnant by the medics. Sophie claims that her periods kept coming, and she never gained any weight. She also didn’t have morning sickness, so she was shocked (to put it mildly). Thomas was born to Sophie, a 5-pound, 8-ounce baby, within 30 minutes of her second hospitalization.
Studies show that undiagnosed pregnancies don’t seem as common as you think. One in 600 moms-to-be reported that they didn’t know they were pregnant until they went into labor.
TELL OUR: Is it possible for someone not to know they are pregnant until they go into labor? This has happened to you? Please share the details.