Surprise Pregnancies Are More Common Then We Think, But That Doesn't Mean You Have To Have One.
I recently read very interesting piece, When women don't know they're pregnant at the SF Gate about women who don't...
I recently read very interesting piece, When women don't know they're pregnant at the SF Gate about women who don't know they're pregnant then suddenly give birth - the article points out that this strange event may not be so uncommon as we think. It's not common for sure, but after reading the article I realized that maybe it happens more then I thought it did.
It's so crazy to think that in this day and age surprise pregnancies happen. I mean there's the lack of period, the cravings and sore boobs and most of all that growing belly. In spite of all of this women sometimes still don't realize they're preggers. In fact, some women don't even have the above symptoms. For example, they may still be bleeding or they may not gain much weight. Now, while surprise pregnancies do make for interesting media stories, they're troublesome to me, because proper prenatal care is key if you want the best, most healthy pregnancy. If you don't know you're pregnant, it's very unlikely you'd be seeking prenatal care. Also, while some women claim total surprise, and I don't want to discount their story, something in me doesn't quite believe that there were zero signs. There's usually a sign of pregnancy, even a small one that can clue you in. Here are some tips if you want to avoid a surprise delivery... There's almost always a sign: As noted above, I find it really hard to believe that NOTHING changed for these women. That seems incredible to me. Try to be in-tune with your body. When something is amiss with your body, even if it's just a weird ongoing feeling that something is amiss, it may be smart to see a doctor. To learn more read the following...
- When to call the doctor
- Five common aches and pains of pregnancy
- Six early signs of pregnancy
- Red flags you may experience during pregnancy
- Super early signs that you may be pregnant
- Think you might be pregnant?