Why Some Women Don't Know They're Pregnant Until Labor
This week a Boston woman found out she was pregnant an hour before she gave birth, and apparently these kind of pregnancies are not that uncommon.By Madison Burke | January 9, 2015
This week, Boston resident Katherine Kropas gave birth to a 10-pound bundle of joy. But get this: She didn't know she was pregnant until about an hour before she gave birth.
"I thought I had put on some Christmas-season weight, but I never thought I was pregnant. Never," Kropas says.
Now, this kind of pregnancy actually isn't that uncommon. A 2011 British study found about 1 in every 2,500 pregnancies is unknown until labor begins.