I was out of the loop of my pregnancy. I had no symptoms, no cravings, no nausea — nothing. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. But she is also unequivocal: she did not know she was pregnant until she was in labour. Risk is inherent to cryptic pregnancy, in the gestation period but most acutely in the act of childbirth.
Everleigh. Age: 25.
I was out of the loop of my pregnancy.
Clare. Age: 23.
Cryptic pregnancies: ‘I didn’t know I was having a baby until I saw its head’
I was carrying crates of alcohol up flights of stairs until I was eight months pregnant. Often the impact of this was only fully revealed with time, and in many cases therapy. Although the research is sparse — as one might expect, given the fundamental element of surprise — Cheyne says cryptic pregnancies have been recorded around the world, dating back centuries. For her, the proof of her cryptic pregnancy is self-evident.