wrveres wrote:I will never buy the "I didn't know I was pregnant" line. Your body feels everything. Warm, cold. Sick with fever, sick without fever. Everything. You certainly can't pass off arms and legs routinely kicking you in the gut for four or five months, as gas.
I watched a show of stories about women who had these "surprise" pregnancies. There are a few, consistent factors:
1. No, the number one, most consistent factor was not obesity, as I'm sure you'd expect. Invariably, they were all diagnosed as being unable to get pregnant due to an issue that also caused them to have irregular (or no) menstrual cycles, which meant that not having a period was par for the course.
2. Many of them were obese.
3. The ones who weren't obese had minimal weight gain, and often didn't even develop a true baby bump.
4. Number 3 largely coincided with women who smoked and/or drank a lot.
Put all of that together, and you create circumstances where women can quite definitely not realize they're pregnant until the very end.