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14 Episodes Of "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant" That Will Make You Say "How Did You Not Know"

Updated June 14, 2019 6.2k votes 1.9k voters 225.1k views14 items

List RulesVote up the buck-wildest episodes of I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant.

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.

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    I Still Didn't Know I Was Pregnant

    Video: YouTube

    The Episode:

    Tawanda is a fun-loving college student. She has no clue something could be amiss during her night out with girls. She hails a cab to go home, but begins feeling ill... Only to give birth in the backseat of the cab. 10 years later, she finds herself in a similar situation when she starts going into labor before realizing she is pregnant.

    What Makes It So Crazy: 

    Tawanda gives birth in the back of a cab after a typical college night out. If that's not enough crazy, she gets pregnant again (a full decade later) and makes it all the way to crowning before she realizes what is happening. She was pregnant without knowing it not once, but TWICE.

    Craziest Quotes:

    "It's a baby!" "In the back of my cab?!"

    "This cannot be happening again."

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    Rock and Roll Momma

    The Episode:

    In the series pilot, 25-year-old Niamh is the lead-singer in an Irish rock-band called Ham Sandwich. The busy tour schedule keeps her at a slim 112 pounds. She parties, drinks, and tours like a rockstar. One summer day, she begins having such severe abdominal cramping that she rushes to the hospital where she discovers she's pregnant.

    What Makes It So Crazy:

    At only 119 pounds, Niamh somehow makes it to 35 weeks pregnant and into active labor before she even realizes she is pregnant. She toured, partied, smoked, and drank her way through her unknown pregnancy, but still somehow gave birth to a healthy baby.

    Craziest Quotes:

    "The baby's head is already in the birth canal."

    "I was in so much pain, I couldn't move."

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    Rest Stop Baby

    Video: YouTube

    The Episode:

    22-year-old Stasi decides to make a big move across the country to begin a new life with her husband. They pack up their station wagon and begin their cross country journey, but get a big surprise along the way. After spending the night sleeping in the parking lot of a rest area, Stasi's cramps send to her to the restroom, where she realizes she is giving birth. Her husband has no cell reception, so he must leave her alone in the bathroom to call for help from a payphone. While they wait for an ambulance, a truck driver who was passing by stops and helps the couple deliver their baby.

    What Makes It So Crazy:

    After being told she had only a 12.5% chance of ever conceiving children, somehow Stasi managed to make it all the way to full term, without ever realizing she was pregnant. Then, her breached baby was delivered by a truck driver in an isolated rest area bathroom. The baby survives. 

    Craziest Quotes:

    "We lost hope. We didn't even know she was pregnant."

    "The one thing I've always wanted, I'm getting it taken away from me, and I didn't even know I had it."

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    Baby In A Tornado

    Photo: TLC

    The Episode:

    In July of 2007, a dangerous tornado tore through the Midwest. 20-year-old Kayla was experiencing a storm of her own, as she found herself suddenly stricken with cramping so severe she could barely stand it. Her friend rushed her to a local clinic to discover that Kayla is not only pregnant, but already in labor. Because of the high risk nature of Kayla's delivery, she must be transferred to the nearest hospital equipped for her case, two hours away. 

    What Makes It So Crazy:

    After finding out she's pregnant and in labor, Kayla is whisked into an ambulance to be transferred to the nearest hospital two hours away. The ambulance has to battle 60 mile-an-hour winds, torrential rain, and a full-fledged tornado warning. Kayla gives birth in the ambulance with EMTs who had never delivered a baby before, just before arriving at the hospital.

    Craziest Quotes:

    "There was so much water underneath the tires that the ambulance was sliding around in the water."

    "The tornado had just passed through one of the towns we drove through."

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