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.
Meet Your Baby Brother
30-year-old Nicci is a busy mother of three, working as a hair stylist. She and her stay-at--home husband, Joe, were using birth control to prevent having any more children. Nicci begins experiencing some strange symptoms that she can't explain, but doesn't go to the doctor because she doesn't have health insurance. She experiences abdominal cramping so severe that her 10-year-old son calls 911 for help. But her water breaks before help can arrive and Nicci suddenly realizes she's giving birth. She delivers her baby on the floor of her bedroom, with her 10-year-old son outside the door.
What Makes It So Crazy:
A mother of three somehow makes it to full-term without realizing she's pregnant again. Then, after giving birth on her bedroom floor, she has to elicit the help of her 10-year-old son to cut the umbilical cord. The 10-year-old retrieves a shoelace from his sneakers, which they use to tie off the cord before the paramedics arrive.
"I thought that there was no way he could be alive."
"It's okay, but eww... It's gross."14655Is this insane?
Has A Heart-Attack And Two Strokes After Learning She Is Pregnant
37-year-old Cheryl is a mother of three adopted children and believes that she can't have children due to previous ectopic pregnancy that nearly cost her her life. She has recently been focusing on her health and even lost almost 50 pounds. She begins experiencing cramps and dizziness and has her mother take her to the hospital where she discovers not only is she pregnant, but her blood pressure is dangerously high. The doctors discover more complications that require Cheryl to undergo an emergency C-section. After the surgery, doctors are unable to stabilize Cheryl's blood pressure and she suffers from a heart attack and two strokes following giving birth.
What Makes It So Crazy:
She literally dies and is brought back to life by doctors, but only after being shocked three times with a defibrillator. After that, she suffers two strokes and enters multi-system failure. Doctors didn't think Cheryl would recover - they even told her husband to bring the other children to say goodbye. But despite the odds, Cheryl pulls through.
"Something's wrong, something's wrong. It felt like I was suffocating."
"I had a massive heart attack, where I died on the table. Code blue."416247Is this insane?
Born In A Dorm
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."239131Is this insane?
Baby In A Shoe
23-year-old Giselle struggled to have children. She experienced multiple miscarriages before carrying a healthy little girl to full-term. She struggles to lose her baby weight, but otherwise has no complications. When her daughter is just nine months old, Giselle is forced to the emergency room by intense abdominal pain. When she changed into her hospital gown, the pain became more intense, and Giselle realized that she was in labor. Before the nurse could get to her, Giselle's baby dropped to the floor and onto her shoes she had just taken off.
What Makes It So Crazy:
Giselle suffered at least four miscarriages before she and her husband eventually had a daughter. Her doctor told her that breast feeding was effective birth control, so she never suspected she could be pregnant again. She became pregnant almost immediately after having her daughter and somehow carried the baby until the third trimester without ever realizing she was pregnant.
"I had a pair of gold shoes there, so she dropped on my shoe."
"She was so tiny, I didn't think she would live."14465Is this insane?