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Is it possible to be pregnant and not know until delivery?

Although rare, it is possible to be pregnant and not be aware of it. There are different explanations of how this might be possible. Some women have very irregular periods and may not find it abnormal to not have a period for months on end. Some women may be overweight and not be aware of changes in body shape. It is possible that some women may just deny the idea that they are pregnancy. There are also some women who always take birth control, so they would not think they could be pregnant.
Jessica A. Shepherd, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
It is possible to be pregnant and not know until the baby is delivered, due to some unique factors. In this video, OB/GYN specialist Jessica Shepherd, MD, explains how a retroverted uterus can cause a cryptic pregnancy, or even a cryptic delivery. 

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