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Discuss 'I thought I was putting on weight' in News and Views on Rear Party; I can't speak with authority because my beloved girls are my step children - but does it seem bonkers to anyone else that you wouldn't know you were pregnant? Most of my friends seems to ...
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    Moderator Heli's Avatar
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    'I thought I was putting on weight'

    I can't speak with authority because my beloved girls are my step children - but does it seem bonkers to anyone else that you wouldn't know you were pregnant? Most of my friends seems to have spent their pregnancies throwing up/craving weird things/dealing with the physical effects of carrying a baby (that was delicately put, did you notice I didn't mention stretch marks or piles?! ) . So those of you 'in the know' can you imagine serving in a war zone whilst pregnant and simply not realising that you were?!

    British soldier Kayla Donnelly was 7 months pregnant in Afghanistan | Mail Online

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    I personally had horrendous pregnancies so there is no way on earth i wouldn't have known but having said that i wouldn't have needed a weapon in afghan my hormones were that bad the taliban would have run for cover as soon as i looked at the buggers.
    However there is a series coming up on living or mtv or some other ahem high brow channel callec'i didn't know i was pregnant' which is literally about people who went for a poo an oopsie had a baby or something similar so i guess it is possible but for me only a pipe dream
    "Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion"

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    OMG, I JUST read about this not two minutes ago and was telling Milo about it. Small world. I dunno, my sister didn't have any sickness or cravings, and she just looked a bit fatter when she was pregnant, definitely nothing that looked like a 'proper' baby bump. She put it down to being in battle fitness when she got pregnant (got pregnant straight after a deployment). She says that physically she feels a lot worse during deployments than she did during pregnancy. So it's possible, I suppose.
    You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dextrous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.

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    I didn't have any sickness, weird cravings etc and to the untrained eye didn't look preggers, so on that front it was no different to the non-pregnant me. But considering I had acrobats tucked away in there both times, there was no way I wouldn't have known I was knocked up!

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    All I can say is I take my non existent hat off to her, I could barely get out of bed for the first few months of either of my pregnancies, but like Bakerella said maybe being over there was enough to make her not give much thought to any pregnancy related tiredness & general crappiness she might have felt.

    But as Bodger said, baby movements in later pregnancy is hard to dismiss, she must have thought she had a major wind type problem!!!!

    I always am a bit 'yeah OK' when I read of people saying they didn't know they were pregnant as had I not known I was pregnant would surely have thought I was suffering some strange ailment for the first few months.

    One thing I do know is that her Post Op bonus won't last as long as she thought it would!

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    I worked with a girl who didn't know she was pregnant till 7 months gone. She had irregular periods and didn't think nothing of not having any. She went to drs as she was feeling a bit odd, felt her stomach and sent get straight off for a scan.

    She was quite slim, and didn't show at all, after she found out, she did start to show alot more!

    Baby was born all ok, she then fell pregnant again after having a coil fitted and her first baby was about 6 months. Again that baby was all ok!

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    I too knew someone who didn't know she was pregnant (even though she was having sex without contraception???) until 7 months, she fainted at work 3 or 4 times and didn't know why so she went to the docs and they did a test and she was pregnant. I must say though she was a bit chubby so didn't really show but i'm sure you would guess if you didn't have a period for 7 months lol x

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    I could have gotten away with maybe 10 weeks of being pregnant and not knowing , I suppose, technically (because I didn't have morning sickness) but as we were trying, I of course knew as soon as I possibly could.

    My friend got to 5 and a bit months before she found out and she'd not known either. It was pure "I can't lose this stomach weight" and doctors testing her for other problems and took one to say "do another test" before she knew. I've not had a chance to read the article yet but I do find it hard to think someone truly didn't know they're pregnant. Especially with the booting that goes on!

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    This is exactly what happened to someone I know (well 2 people)
    But - the first was quite a large girl, so you could understand the bump didn't show. The other girl was a size 6-8. She did Tug of War and was complaining of back-ache, she went to the Dr to be told she was 7 months gone! A huge shock to her, her boyf and the whole Tug of War team - she'd just competed in a national competition!!

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    I have had 3 children and there is no way I would have gone full term and not known I was pregnant.

    I am another one who has known women that have had a baby and been completely unaware!
    One of them was admitted to hospital with severe abdominal pains, which was obviously labour and the other friend found out she was 8 months pregnant after she collapsed in the shower and her waters broke!

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