I’ll never understand how this happens, even though I’ve heard of it before:
Amanda Brisendine attributed the 30 pounds she gained in the past year to an abandoned smoking habit and rich food. So when she went to the hospital with sharp stomach pain, she wasn’t expecting to leave with a newborn son.
“I don’t know how I didn’t know. I just didn’t know,” Brisendine said Tuesday from her bed at Overlake Medical Center’s Birthing Center, where she delivered Alexander Joseph Britt by Caesarean section.
Doctors agree her case is not rare.
George Macones, chairman of the OB/GYN department at Washington University in St. Louis, said he’s seen about a dozen cases in his nearly 20-year career.
The pregnancy isn’t always obvious when a woman is overweight, or a woman will have spotting or bleeding during the pregnancy and mistake it for menstruation, said Macones, who specializes in high-risk pregnancies.
I don’t get it. I mean, doesn’t the baby kick or shift or do something during the pregnancy? How can you not know you have A WHOLE BABY hiding in your cooch? I’m aware of every tiny thing that gets near that area, let alone in it.
Fortunately, no tiny things have been near it that often.