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Dactingyl
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Girl gives birth while at school

I have to say, what a refreshing comment from the Spokesman for the Catholic Diocese of Leeds.

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"It is not going to help to go moralising on the whole situation. That is not important, what is important is that the child and the baby are fine and everything is being done for them and their parents."
I have to confess I find is amazing that you can be pregnant and not realise it. Everyone I've known has been obviously pregnant in the latter stages, however, I appreciate some people don't show as much and sometimes people can realise something is up but live in denial about it.

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I have to confess I find is amazing that you can be pregnant and not realise it. Everyone I've known has been obviously pregnant in the latter stages, however, I appreciate some people don't show as much and sometimes people can realise something is up but live in denial about it.
I know one person who felt a bit ill, went to the hospital, found out that she was pregnant and gave birth two weeks later. She was fairly big to begin with, so it wasn't that noticable.

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On the one o'clock Radio Two report I was amused when a spokesperson for the diocese said, 'Girls giving birth at school is not an everyday happening'.

Glad to hear it.

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quote:
Originally posted by Dactingyl:
I have to confess I find is amazing that you can be pregnant and not realise it. Everyone I've known has been obviously pregnant in the latter stages, however, I appreciate some people don't show as much and sometimes people can realise something is up but live in denial about it.

IIRC, doctors advise that a women who is not overweight to begin with gain no more than about 25 pounds during a preganancy. If you're tall and/or heavyset, that much weight may not show much. Some women don't gain even that much. A women or girl who's unhappy about being pregnant may eat less in an atttempt to make the pregnancy go away, or at least to conceal it.

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Tarquin Farquart
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Did it happen in a Biology lesson?

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A 15 year-old girl probably doesn't have a clue as to how her body operates, so I can very easily see how she could miss the "symptoms" of the baby disease.

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quote:
Originally posted by Malruhn:
A 15 year-old girl probably doesn't have a clue as to how her body operates, so I can very easily see how she could miss the "symptoms" of the baby disease.

Often true, but rather unfortunate.

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Dactingyl
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Fair enough. This concept actually cropped up in my mind when I was watching Dinnerladies the other day and Anita gave birth without knowing she was pregnant. She said it was tucked under her left boob and I was wondering whether than explanation was feasible.

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quote:
Originally posted by Malruhn:
A 15 year-old girl probably doesn't have a clue as to how her body operates, so I can very easily see how she could miss the "symptoms" of the baby disease.

That's possible, but you'd think her mother would at least have some clue from personal experience and should have noticed something.

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Going into labor and giving birth when you didn't even know you were pregnant has got to be a pretty frightening experience. At least most people have several months to psych themselves up!

Nonny

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I would have thought it far more likely that she was too petrified to tell anybody about it, but yeah, enough people hit the news having had 'surprise births' for me to accept - at least she didn't think she had indigestion and popped to the can with a newspaper [lol]

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Originally posted by Nonny Mouse, on Santa's laptop:
Going into labor and giving birth when you didn't even know you were pregnant has got to be a pretty frightening experience.

Yeah. I thought getting my period unawares was traumatic (one of those things mom 'forgot' to cover, not that I blame her, bless her heart), but gods, that must be terrifying.

Poor kid

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quote:
Originally posted by Dactingyl:
...I have to confess I find is amazing that you can be pregnant and not realise it. Everyone I've known has been obviously pregnant in the latter stages, however, I appreciate some people don't show as much and sometimes people can realise something is up but live in denial about it.

My ex works with a girl who just last week announced she was seven and a half months pregnant, and no one suspected. Perhaps it's her heavy coke usage, but still... it's more common than you think.

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Is 'being a Catholic' anything to do with her not knowing? I am not a Catholic, but I have heard that Catholics do not tend to talk about such matters.

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I would personally say that my eating habits in high school would have lent themselves to a low-birthweight baby who probably wouldn't have been particularly active in the womb. I existed mostly on Doritos and Ramen. If this girl smoked and/or drank also while pregnant, that would contribute even more to a small and still fetus, easier to miss.

I didn't have a lot of symptoms of pregnancy, my mother had even fewer when she was pregnant. The most noticeable for both of us was heartburn, and I seriously doubt a 15-year-old or even her mother would think oh, heartburn! You must be pregnant!

I did get noticeably rounder and I felt the baby move constantly after about month 6. Having a full-term baby move inside you feels a bit like a scene from Alien, it is hard to imagine thinking that was anything other than a living thing inside you. But then, I was working to have a healthy pregnancy and I was anxiously waiting for those expected movements already knowing what they were.

But Dactingyl, I would say that hiding behind a boob is not a feasible explanation. It's inside you, it can't hide behind exterior things! That's like saying you didn't feel a broken rib because it was hiding behind your boob. A healthy full-term baby takes up all of the room in your abdomen, even squishing organs out of the way to some extent.

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quote:
Originally posted by Tarquin Farquart:
Did it happen in a Biology lesson?

Perhaps. The picture of the school name board in the link in the OP says that it is a 'Specialist College for Science'.

However, biology lessons were never that practical in my day.

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Originally posted by Andrew of Ware, Elfland:
Is 'being a Catholic' anything to do with her not knowing? I am not a Catholic, but I have heard that Catholics do not tend to talk about such matters.

Southern Baptists didn't either.

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I guess she missed first period.

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The only difference I can imagine from being Catholic would be potential resistance to or ignorance about birth control.

I was raised Catholic and I would have been better about birth control had I not been terrified of my mom finding it. She found a condom once when I was 17 and I was grounded for like, 2 weeks!

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quote:
Originally posted by The Fourth Man:
quote:
Originally posted by Malruhn:
A 15 year-old girl probably doesn't have a clue as to how her body operates, so I can very easily see how she could miss the "symptoms" of the baby disease.

That's possible, but you'd think her mother would at least have some clue from personal experience and should have noticed something.
Depends on the nature of the relationship and the family's life. How close are the mother and daughter? How much time do they spend together? Do they share a bathroom?

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Originally posted by Andrew of Ware, Elfland:
Is 'being a Catholic' anything to do with her not knowing? I am not a Catholic, but I have heard that Catholics do not tend to talk about such matters.

I wouldn't say that. When I was in 5th grade (10 years old) at Catholic School, we got the whole Sex-ed/puberty speech and all of us learned more about baby-making than I think we wanted to know. We made fun of it at the time, but it was actually quite thorough. (At one point, we wondered if they switched tapes because it went fairly in-depth into what guys go through.) Although the Catholic Church does preach abstinence, at least in my area, they tend to be rather practical and taught us how babies were made and sex and everything.

However, her school could have been different than mine or her parents not as open to talking about things or whatever. It's got to be scary for that girl. And the father of the baby, too.

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Whether parents and children can speak frankly about sex and related matters depends more on the individual parents and their worldview than on the religious denomination to which they belong, IME.

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With baby number three, as I already was a bit generous in the weight department the OB wasn't concerned with me gaining much weight, though I did get yelled at quite a bit when I didn't gain any at -all-. When I gave birth I was about three pounds below my pre-pregnancy weight, but my son was 7 lbs 12 oz at a week early. It's sad but it is possible for a particularly naive young woman or one in serious denial to not recognize a pregnancy. How frightening for her.

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My CofE school had some quite graphic videos for sex education and my non-religious secondary school had the classic 'put a condom on a banana' lesson.

My Dad sitting my brother and me down for sex education was one of the most excruciating moments of my life but at least he tried.

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At 15, you're just finishing puberty. And puberty is a time when your body is constantly doing things you don't understand, feeling odd and unpleasant, and acting in ways you're not comfortable with. But for several years, she's learned to ignore the wierd things her body is doing.

I can understand how she might not notice/understand the symptoms of a pregnancy.

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I get rather bad gas occasionally and can feel it moving around in my insides a bit usually about a half hour before anyone else becomes aware that I have gas. During that time it doesn't feel much different from what my daughter felt like in early pregnancy (that butterfly moving part). Once or twice it's been noticable enough that I wondered for a few minutes whether I'd gotten pregnant and hadn't noticed yet.

I can see how a girl who had had gas before but never been pregnant before (especially one that doesn't want to be pregnant) could convince herself that anything she felt was just gas. Especially since I think most women tend to be a tiny bit gassier during pregnancy.

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My ex works with a girl who just last week announced she was seven and a half months pregnant, and no one suspected. Perhaps it's her heavy coke usage, but still... it's more common than you think.

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Back in the 90's an attorney in the Michigan city I lived, claimed she didn't know she was pregnant, and had been using coke, through out her pregnancy. The baby was born with coke in her system, and had to go through withdrawl. No prenatal care.

The the mother had a hard time getting her baby back, and her practice went right into toilet.
She may have been brilliant, but had NO common sense.

This was front page news.

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quote:
Originally posted by Andrew of Ware, Elfland:
Is 'being a Catholic' anything to do with her not knowing? I am not a Catholic, but I have heard that Catholics do not tend to talk about such matters.

Not necessarily. In my experience it has more to do with parents who are not comfortable talking about it or don't want to talk about it (for whatever reason). They naively hope that their kid will learn about it elsewhere. [Eek!]

I have met naive & realistic parents of many religious affliations (& non-affliations).

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I'll just add that some women don't stop having periods while they're pregnant. (I didn't know this till I was well into adulthood.) It's certainly understandable that if she was in that situation, she could have dismissed that possibility all along.

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Good point, Jay. Also, some women have very irregular, sometimes intermittent periods, especially in adolescence.

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quote:
Originally posted by Tarquin Farquart:
Did it happen in a Biology lesson?

Considering it happened at a Catholic School, it is possibly a Virgin Birth? It's the right time of year for it.

Joking aside, I don't know what the standard of sex education is at that age in such schools. In non-faith schools we got Sex Ed from 10 years onwards, but some parents (with religious convictions) did not permit their children to go to the Sex Ed lessons. Even if she did know all about it, she would be using the Catholic-permitted forms of contraception (rhythm, withdrawal) which have a higher failure rate than the pill or condom. Rhythm method in a teen is especailly haphazard if the periods are irregular and if her partner was a similar age, he might not have enough control to withdraw on time.

If the girls didn't know much about sex or about pregnancy (maybe her periods were already erratic) then I feel sad that she's in that predicament and I hope her family and school are supportive rather than condemning her for having sex while unmarried.

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A friend of mine in grad school ( yo, I was in a biochemistry department), didn't know she was pregnant until she was 7 months along and she was wondering why her ankles were swelling.

She had extremely irregular periods: sometimes going for 6 months or more. She also didn't have morning sickness. She just figured she was gaining weight (I don't think she had gained more than 15 pounds by that point).

It just never occurred to her. This was someone with an actualy biology degree. Am I surprised it happens to teenagers? No.

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Llewtrah, I know plenty of Catholics who use condoms & the pill. They don't think it is any of the church's business. I am sure that there Catholic teenagers who feel the same way (after all, the above mentioned adults were teens once.)

Looking back, I knew teens who didn't use ANY [Eek!] birth control. Some were afraid/embarrassed to ask for birth control, some were sure that she wouldn't get pregnant because of X (pick an urban legend). (Then factor in broken condoms.)

People are naive and stupid foolish. I am going to second TG's lack of surprise when this happens.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Fourth Man:
quote:
Originally posted by Malruhn:
A 15 year-old girl probably doesn't have a clue as to how her body operates, so I can very easily see how she could miss the "symptoms" of the baby disease.

That's possible, but you'd think her mother would at least have some clue from personal experience and should have noticed something.
Why would you think that? It's my experience that there are plenty of people who don't notice a damn thing about their kids. Perhaps this mother is one of them.

Perhaps, if they don't share a bathroom, her mother didn't notice that there's not as many feminine supplies being used. Perhaps, her mother isn't as aware of her daughter's cycles as I am of my daughter's cycles (we don't share a bathroom, but I notice her mood swings).

Perhaps, this mother doesn't notice anything about her daughter because she just doesn't care.

But yeah, you'd THINK that a mother would notice something different about her child, but then again, not necessarily.

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If the daughter didn't notice anything different about herself, what was the mother supposed to see?

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