Let’s talk about pregnancy symptoms for a little bit. You’ve got morning sickness, swollen feet, swollen b0obs, an increased appetite, weight gain (obviously), and a new desire to eat pickles and ice cream.
These are VERY clear signs that you’re pregnant. I mean, these are the things that say “Hey, you’ve got a person in there.” Granted, just because you have swollen feet more than you usually do and your b0obs have finally made it up to the next cup size doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re pregnant, but when all of those things are present, you’ve for sure got a bun in the oven.
I guess it could also be said that if you don’t have morning sickness, your feet are doing just fine, your b0obs are the same size since eighth grade, and your belly is a little bigger only because of your binge eating during the holidays then you are most likely not with child.
Wrong! (On some accounts.)
Katie Kropas, a 23-year-old from Massachusetts, didn’t have any of these things going on. She was in good health, she had gained the same type of weight that everyone else gains during the holidays (so she thought), and she was on birth control, so there was no way on earth that she was pregnant.
But once she started experiencing pain in her stomach that probably hadn’t happened to her before, she was hit with the news that she was carrying a baby girl — a ten-pound, two-ounce baby girl!
Come on! How do you not know you’re pregnant!
Because you’re experiencing what is called “cryptic pregnancy.”
As Jena Pincott said, “Quite simply, [women] do not know they’re pregnant because they have no symptoms — no weight gain, no nausea, and little to no abdominal swelling. They may still have their periods, or have always had irregular periods. If they have symptoms, they’re so subtle as to be easily mistaken for something else. Indigestion, perhaps.”
So, can you really blame her? She didn’t have any of the symptoms that you would expect a pregnant woman to have. If you don’t miss a period, then you aren’t pregnant. That’s typically what happens, right?
But not this time. Katie’s cryptic pregnancy was rewarded with a ten-pound baby.
Have you heard of cryptic pregnancies before? Do you know anyone who has had one? Let us know!
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