Sometimes, pregnancy in most moms to be are unmistakable in the sense that you gain weight, feel your baby bump grows, experience some symptoms like; morning sickness, fatigue, backache, edema and also those adorable little kicks of your baby.
But however, in most women, expecting a baby can go unnoticed as it often results to a phenomenon known as a "cryptic pregnancy".
What is a cryptic pregnancy?
A cryptic pregnancy can be seen as when a woman is unaware that she is pregnant and in most times, she realizes she's pregnant when she is in her third trimester or when she goes into labor. Majority of us might have heard the story when a woman goes into hospital with stomach pains and she end up coming out with a baby. This is as a result of a phenomenon known as "cryptic pregnancy".
Most at times, women with cryptic pregnancy do not experience common symptoms of pregnancy like; nausea, vomiting, missed periods, abdominal swelling etc. Even doctors or close relatives may not be aware that the woman is pregnant.
What are the causes of cryptic pregnancy?
It might sound impossible but the truth is that cryptic pregnancies often occur about 1 in every 475 pregnancies because women with this type of pregnancy do not experience those typical pregnancy symptoms.
However, the major cause of this type of pregnancy in women is due to hormonal imbalance and is due to the following:
1. Undetected peri-menopause
2. Poly cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
3. Low body fat
4. Using of some certain birth controls
5. Taking of some morning after pills
6. Taking large amount of soy products
Symptoms of cryptic pregnancy
2. Food aversion
3. Craving of some foods
5. Weight gain
6. Muscle aches
9. Heart burn
11. Metallic tastes in mouth
Which people are more likely to have a cryptic pregnancy?
Will cryptic pregnancy often occurs in women who are:
1. Obesed - women who are obesed, hardly notice physical changes and abdominal growth which often during pregnancy.
2. Women with irregular periods.
3. Women who gets pregnant soon after giving birth.
What are the side effects of cryptic pregnancy to the mother and baby?
However, when a woman doesn’t realize she’s pregnant, then she won't be able to get all the prenatal care she needs, she won't what's required for a healthy pregnancy and also for her baby. Therefore, she might start engaging in some lifestyle habits that are harmful for her baby maybe by drinking alcohol, smoking, undergoing stress and taking some drugs unknown to her that she's pregnant.
Also babies born from this type of pregnancy are often reported to be underweight or premature due to lack of prenatal care and nutrition. Therefore, the baby will need to be checked by a doctor to figure out if he or she needs any special treatment or attention.
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