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Cryptic Pregnancy

How Women Can Be Pregnant Without Knowing It

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents

On a July Tuesday two years ago, Michelle Mulvehill was visiting a friend who mentioned that she looked tired. Mulvehill agreed that she had not been ...

Woman Gives Birth To 10-Pound Baby 1 Hour After Learning She Was Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.09.2015 | Parents

On Tuesday, 23-year-old Katie Kropas asked her grandmother to drive her to the hospital because she had stomach pains. There, she learned she was nine...

This Mom Didn't Know She Was Pregnant

Posted 01.03.2012 | Parents

In a real-life example of something from the TLC television show "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant," a Kentucky mother unexpectedly gave birth to a full-t...

How You Can Be Pregnant (For Months) And Not Know It

Jena Pincott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jena Pincott

Among pregnant women, 1 in 450 doesn't know her status until week twenty or later. Yet when I explored the origins of cryptic pregnancy, the clinical name for this condition, I realized that denial or mental illness doesn't explain most of the cases.