I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant is one of many TLC reality series and one of the best reality dramas. The documentary-style show follows the true stories of women who didn't know they were pregnant. The women featured on the show are all different shapes, sizes, ages, and from all different walks of life. There's no recipe for determining which women might fall victim to becoming pregnant without ever knowing it. The dangers and complications that can arise from unexpected pregnancies are extreme, and can sometimes even be deadly.
Most I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant episodes usually involve a woman who definitely does not appear to be pregnant. She usually gives birth under bizarre circumstances. Some of the women featured on the show were told by medical professionals that their chances of ever conceiving were so low, that the possibility wasn't even on their radar. Some suffered multiple miscarriages before finally conceiving and carrying nearly to term without even knowing it.
Whatever the reason, finding out you're having a baby while in labor is sure to be a pretty crazy experience. If you're interested in true stories of women who didn't know they were pregnant, or just want to read about some crazy birthing stories, then check out this list and vote up the craziest I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant episodes.
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant... With TwinsVideo: YouTube
24-year-old Jasmine didn't think there was any way she could be pregnant. After a birth control failure one night, she took the morning after pill, and didn't think about the experience much after. She had no side-effects, but starts missing her period. She sees a doctor who advises her that she was probably missing periods due to her obesity. Months later, she experiences abdominal pains so severe she is forced to call for an ambulance. She is taken to the hospital where she undergoes an emergency C-section due to the baby coming out feet first. While attending to the baby, the doctor looks over to see another tiny arm protruding from Jasmine's uterus. She was actually pregnant with twins, despite having taken the morning after pill.
What Makes It So Crazy:
Jasmine took the morning after pill in order to prevent pregnancy from a short-lived relationship. The pill didn't work and Jasmine got pregnant anyway, carrying not one but two babies, without ever knowing she was pregnant. She discovers she's pregnant when an emergency room doctor sees two small feet and 10 toes protruding from between Jasmine's legs. And the doctor doesn't realize it's twins until the second baby basically waves from the uterus.
"What I saw was an arm sticking out of the uterus."
"There's more than one?!"680168Is this insane?
Roller-Coaster KidPhoto: TLC
22-year-old Mona was busy taking care of her toddler son, working, and enjoying new parenthood with her boyfriend. When their son is 18 months old, they decide to take a family trip to an amusement park with Mona's parents. After riding about a dozen rides at the amusement park, Mona begins to feel sick. She begins spotting and chalks it up to a normal menstral cycle. After tackling the biggest and faster ride at the park, Mona becomes very ill. They decide to call it a day and go home, but Mona needs to visit the restroom first. When she stands from the toilet, she's wracked with one final cramp that sends the baby she didn't know she was carrying to the concrete floor of the amusement park bathroom.
What Makes It So Crazy:
Mona took on several roller coasters and rides while not know she was pregnant and at full term. Then, she gives birth in a matter of minutes while hunched over in the lady's room of an amusement park. Her dad, mom, bathroom attendant, and a registered nurse all see Mona and the baby lying still on the floor. Kind of crazy that no one attempts to warm or even touch the baby until the paramedics get there, despite four different people entering the stall and running out to 'get help.'
"He could have hit his head so hard on the floor that he could have got brain damage and he could have died."
"How could I have a baby in a bathroom?"40875Is this insane?
Sweatpants BabyVideo: YouTube
Emily is a teenage mom, living at home with her son, mom, and younger brother. She's working on pursuing her GED, after having dropped out of school while pregnant with her son. One night, while her mom is out with a friend, she begins to experience severe cramps. Her mom thinks her appendix burst and races her to the nearest hospital, where she instead discovers she is pregnant and in labor.
What Makes It So Crazy:
Emily doesn't even realize that she's giving birth until after the baby actually leaves her body. The baby is literally born inside of her sweatpants, in the parking lot of the emergency room. Before any medical staff can make it out to help her, Emily's baby pops out, and she doesn't realize what it is until it starts wiggling and crying next to her leg.
"It just felt like something was ripping through my intestines."
"I literally thought I was dying, I had no idea."
"I look down, and there's a baby in my sweatpants."500110Is this insane?
Born In A DormPhoto: TLC
18-year-old Elizabeth spends her last summer before leaving for college with her boyfriend of almost a year. She puts on a little weight during her freshmen year, but nothing extreme. She's awoken one night with cramps so bad she can't even make it back into bed. Without ever realizing she was pregnant, she goes into active labor in her dorm-room bathroom. The baby is crowning before she and her roommate realize what's going on. She gives birth while sitting on the toilet in her dorm room.
What Makes It So Crazy
Elizabeth's teenage roommate seriously acts like she's been delivery babies for a decade. She helps her roommate through her labor, and even removes the cord from the baby's neck, patting its back until it breathes. Only then does the teenager call for help.
"It was like something was tearing at my insides."
"I literally thought I was dying."
"It was like cramps times five thousand."23650Is this insane?