I am watching another new series of those "I didnt know I was pregnant" TV shows and I have to question it again...are these people serious or are they on TV with a story for the money??...one or two people ...maybe...but a whole new series....again! I dont buy it... The feet sticking in your ribs....the hands and elbows sticking out your stomach...the movements...did they think they had serious gas???
I always wonder about that also Kirsty. I did know one woman it happened to but as you say, a whole series is somewhat hard to believe.
We have an even more incredible show here in the states. Young mothers come on TV to DNA test one guy after another to see if he is her baby's daddy. Even though time after time they're "1000%" sure some never find the real donor after five or more tries.
Yet a further example of what I call "victim" TV insofar as anyone going on it is victim of a compelling need for their "15 minutes of fame". Cheap to make therefore appealing to TV companies and, for me, utterly unwatchable although obviously some people do or the advertisers would not pay.
See, now this is why I refused to have a television in my house, until one of my relatives insisted so much that she actually purchased one for me as a gift. I watch about 30 seconds or so of TV a year, immediately after which I am reminded about why it is a bad idea to watch television in the first place, and why I really didn't want a television in my house.
These shows are sadly our most prolific ambassadors to the outside world. Its depressing to know that the 0.01% makes us all look like idiots.
And for these women who don't know they are pg and continue to take the pill ... well I know one who continued to take her pills while pg and the baby was born with both sets of sex organs complete.
Always disliked TV but it wasn't until the introduction of "reality" TV that I got rid of it. Kept the TV but disconnected from the cable. I'll rent a movie once in a while. Just finished season 4 of "The Tudors". But no ads, no more wasted nights trying to find something worth watching and settling on something luke warm.
Kirsty, I think that denial plays a great part in these ladies' psyche. They couldn't possibly be pregnant because they don't want to be. The other thing is ignorance and lack of education. Lack of awareness of your own body. Sometimes they have very irregular periods and for them, this is normal. Some very young girls are frightened to tell their parents and so do go into complete denial and wear baggy clothes and then give birth in the school toilet. I feel very sorry for these young women. Being pregnant and giving birth is quite an event, whether they planned it or not. It changes their lives. During planned pregnancies, especially the first one, ladies can follow their babies progress week by week with anticipation and joy and it means the world to them.
It's quite silly! Must've been the worst bowel movement when they gave birth.