It's hard to imagine how someone can go nine months without knowing they're pregnant. There must have been symptoms. There had to be signs - kicking, nausea, cravings. It's physically affecting your body. How could you not know?
It's a phenomenon known as cryptic pregnancy. About one in 2,500 women don't know they're pregnant until they're in labor, so the condition is rare. Many contributing factors can hide the pregnancy, like a lack of actual symptoms and obesity.
Dr. Patricia Devine, the former director of labor and delivery at Columbia University Medical Center, explained, "This is an extreme situation, a very rare situation, because it is pretty hard to miss all of the signs of pregnancy."
But it does indeed happen. The following cases involve women who claim they went their entire pregnancy with no signs or symptoms until delivery. These are stories of people who gave birth without knowing they were pregnant.
An Australian Model Was Surprised When She Went Into Labor In Her Bathroom
90-Year-Old Gives Birth To Mummified Fetus
Woman Delivers 10-Pound Baby Hours After Learning She's Pregnant
47-Year-Old Learns She's Going To Be A First-Time Mom Right Before LaborVideo: YouTube
Teen Mistakes Pregnancy For A Stomach Bug
Woman Tests Negative For Pregnancy, Then Delivers Baby Girl