Pregnant...But NO Proof :(

Corinne - posted on 08/25/2015 ( 276 moms have responded )

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Hello ALL!

My name is Cori and I would like to ask if there are any moms out there who were pregnant but had false urine and blood tests?

I am sure I got pregnant on April 4, 2015. I have grown in my belly and have felt (who I call Emma) moving for the past six weeks. I have had irregular periods that have been so off the wall. I would bleed then not for hours and then spot, and then nothing, and then bleed lightly. Every period has been late 3-5 days and gotten shorter since April 10, 2015.

I paid to have my tubes reversed on January 8, 2015 and was allowed to start trying with my husband after my March 2015 period. First day of my March period was on March 21, 2015. Two weeks later on April 4, 2015 I felt my egg dropping and new it was the perfect day :)

Within days I was sleeping any and all the time I could for about 4 1/2 weeks. My breast were so sensitive if I could just hold them up and have nothing touch them all day...it would have been perfect. I could not eat anything because it would not digest. The food felt like a huge boulder sitting in my stomach and would literally take until the next day to go away.

I went to the doctors and he did a urine test (negative) he did blood work (all perfect except vitamin B-12) I went in two weeks later for a follow-up. I got a B-12 booster shot and he wanted to prescribe a medication to help me digest (I never picked it up and I was not nearly as tired anymore). I knew I was pregnant and was not going to put anything in my body that could hurt the baby. He did a blood test (negative) and more blood work. I went back two weeks later for another follow-up (I was eating by now). He then took another urine (negative) and said that maybe I was just putting on weight.

By now I was getting frustrated with my doctor because he was not believing me that I am pregnant. I went back in to see him about five weeks later to tell him that every time I sneeze or cough I was having bad pains in my lower belly, that my belly has grown so much that I cannot button or zip up my pants. Still he was disbelieving. I tried one more time to express my concerns and then he decided on more blood work including pregnancy test (negative) and he wanted to check my hormones to see if I was going through early menopause. I won't tell you the look that came off my face! I had just paid $5000 to reconnect my tubes and he thinks I'm going through early menopause (I'm 36 and yes my twin is actually going through it right now and apparently my mother went through it as well at this age) however, ALL of my blood work had come back phenomenal and something would have shown if there was any problems. [By the way-hormones excellent...NOT going through any kind of menopausal situations :) ] So then I address the fact that he told me that I was probably just putting on weight.

I had him check my weight since I started coming in, in January 2015 for the follow-up check-up on my surgery and have only been bouncing back and forth from 227.5 and 229. I have not put on any weight and I look five months pregnant. Because he doesn't believe I'm pregnant he feels there must be some logical explanation as to why my abdomen is growing and I am the same weight. [During my only other 3 pregnancies, I only put on about 10-12 pounds at the end of the pregnancy that turns out to be all baby and amniotic fluids. I tone up and look best during my pregnancies :)] Now he is asking that I see a GI specialist get a CT Scan done of my abdomen to see if there is anything growing inside of me! What?!? I told him that would hurt my baby, he said yes...if you were pregnant.

I left just as flustered. I have tried contacting clinics and crisis centers to do a sonogram so that I can take the proof to my doctor so that I can start getting prenatal care and everyone has denied me. They all have to (by regulations) have a positive urine test before they can do a sonogram. I even contacted companies that do the 2D. 3D, and 4D sonograms that you pay out of pocket for and they denied me as well :(

My last attempt was going into the ER last Wednesday to complain about the pains I have when the baby sits to the front of my abdomen. My lower belly is in pain and I get sharp pains about my uterus. They asked if I was pregnant (a small part of me wanted to say yes and that I am due January 23, 2016, but I cannot lie) I told them that I believe I am pregnant but that my doctor does not. They denied me the help I needed and ended up doing a sonogram of my Gal-Bladder! When the doctor told me he would do a sonogram to help me, he did...but he lied about what kind of sonogram! When the lady started grinding the handled into my rib cage and shoving down on my upper abdomen, I was like "what are you doing?!?" She said checking my Gal-Bladder. I told her I was not there for my Gal-Bladder, but to see how far along I was and to make sure the baby is okay. She asked about a urine test and I told her it was negative. She said the doctor would never order a sonogram to check how far I was without a positive urine test. Had I known this earlier I would never had walked to the back with the tech and been put through that pain. (By the way the blood work the doctor did, came back so well that they were commenting on how healthy I was, but that they were still waiting on my chemicals...ARE THEY MAD!...if I was on drugs we would have not just been discussing how excellent my blood work looked!) I was so angry and in so much pain that I grabbed my husband and we walked out of the ER. My blood pressure was 150/90 and I have never been this high :( I did not wait for/nor do I need the results of my Gal-Bladder. Even the tech was questioning why I was there after I said no to all 3 of her questions pertaining to the sonogram of the Gal-Bladder.

I even started showing signs of (I'm not sure if its "Toxemia"/"Pre-Clampsia") but I have had abnormal swelling throughout my entire legs. I know that high blood-pressure after 20+ weeks can cause this. I have decided that I am just going to have to deliver this baby at home :( I started buying maternity clothes and still take excellent care of my self. My blood pressure is lower, but probably not low enough (due to not being believed). I even bought a Fetal Doppler to check the baby's heart beat at home, but she kicks the microphone and hides :) I caught her heart beat a couple of times, but she doesn't stay around long enough to get a good reading. But my husband and I have heard her swimming away after kicking the microphone.

I have another check-up with my doctor this Thursday 27, 2015 and am going to ask him to do a sonogram. I'm going to let him know what I have been through and plead that he believe me and HELP me! Oh and on the upside, finally no period this month. I'm hoping that I will start showing up pregnant for the next urine test on Thursday :)

If anyone can offer advice, it will be more than welcomed!

Thank you for taking out time to read about my situation,

Cori

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Ashlee - posted on 10/27/2015

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Hello ladies, I have been reading this post for a while and wanted to add in a little information. I, myself, have been going through something similar. I am due in Feb 2016, I am a little overweight and my belly has been getting bigger, I am currently at about 22 weeks along. We have heard the baby’s heartbeat, a steady 158, while mine sits at an average 86 bpm. My blood pressure has gone up a little and keeps climbing, more than my normal range. I just recently moved, so trying to find a good doctor has not been easy, and in my case I actually didn’t start feeling my symptoms harder than normal until a month ago. I went into the ER due to having problems breathing, catching my breath, I told her I believe I am pregnant and that my home tests come up positive, she did a blood test, qualative (which you have to be more than 30 HCG to register and only reads yes or no, unlike a quantitative which will tell you the amount of HCG), and that came up negative. They did a chest x-ray and my lungs were clear, which is odd for me because I have had pneumonia before, once you have it you always do, and I get sick with bronchitis typically every year around this time. So, I questioned her because it’s her job to answer them and assist me medically, I asked why I would have positive at home but negative blood and why they wouldn’t test my urine. She would not give me a definite answer and said she was not sure. This is a NP mind you, just about a step from a doctor. I come from a family full of nurses and doctors, so I am not completely ignorant to what the terminology or steps are they take. I asked if the body only produces HCG in three cases, your pregnant, you’re having a hysterical pregnancy, or you have a tumor within your uterus. Well, I had a scan show no tumor, and I am pretty sure it’s not a hysterical pregnancy, I am not wanting a baby THAT bad. So, finally she offered a pelvic exam to just feel my stomach, and strictly told me she will not do a full pelvic exam or a pap smear, I said ok. She felt my stomach and looked at me funny before having my other nurse get a tray to do a full pelvic exam, I asked her why and she ignored me, we performed the exam, she felt my cervix and said she will give me a list of referred OBGYN’s and told me off the record she felt a uterus and that my cervix is low and soft which is typically preterm labor, but that she could not order a ultrasound without a positive blood test. I said thank you and went about my day.
This applies to those that are leaving rude comments, no names need to be listed, you know who you are.
But, what else I wanted to add to this was, not only are some of you being extremely rude and cruel, but yes IT IS POSSIBLE to not show at ALL and still be pregnant, even on a sono/ultrasound. My mother was pregnant with my youngest brother, had urine and blood show negative, even had a vaginal and stomach ultrasound performed and all came back negative, a month later she ended up in the ER in severe pain, the doctor checked her and said ma’am you are in active labor, she was 7 months pregnant. She gave birth to my little brother preterm, the reason it didn’t show, make movement, she didn’t get any symptoms, nothing was because he actually sat on her back. So through her fat, which she was an average 180lbs, the doctor could not see anything. She never even developed a full stomach.
And if you don’t believe that story, my best friend in high school had a stranger issue, she was your typical skinny little girl, worked out every day. She gained 5 lbs. and thought it was due to her diet, at 8 month and 2 weeks she gave birth to a 9lb baby boy who sat sideways, all she ever developed was in her hips, it made her go up one pant size. She never knew she was pregnant.
So, AGAIN, it is possible to have negative tests and even no symptoms and still be pregnant, but REGARDLESS of all of that, this woman came onto this site to let loose her worries and tell her story to have shoulders to lean on and women to talk to, not to have ignorant people tear her down and tell her she is crazy for lack of a better word. How is someone to feel that they can safely come on here and seek some advice or someone to listen to them without someone showing their true colors and giving them backlash?!
Corrine, I believe you, and you are right, only WE know our bodies, and you believe what you feel is going on and those around you that support you. One way or another the truth will come to light, until then I am here to back you up and do believe you are pregnant. I pray for you to have a healthy and safe pregnancy and delivery and that everything in your personal life goes as good as you need it to. I send my love and baby dust! 

Sarah - posted on 03/01/2016

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Corrine,
show me one documented case of a pregnancy greater than 42 weeks. Not just a story. I recognized birth.
Until then I stand by my faith in God and my faith in science. You cannot be 47 weeks pregnant and have a fetus that is invisible. Look at Becky Done's story, she 100% percent believed she was pregnant until the CT proved there was no baby. Neo Brown's story has also been prove a lie. The site you give has not one single documented case of this, but says there are hundreds of women with this condition.
According to the AMA a cryptic pregnancy is one where the mother is unaware and has no symptoms until delivery. Psuedocyesis is when a woman believes she is pregnant beyond all reasonable testing and is actually not pregnant. The definitions are not interchangeable.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/27/2016

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I am actually in Dental Hygiene School, going into my third semester. They can remove the tooth, but if it is broken, it might be infected. If it is infected, it needs antibiotics before treatment. The reason for this is because the Lidocaine/Novocaine whatever you choose to call it, will not effectively numb the area because of the acidity level the bacteria will make the inflamed tissue. Which means you would need a lot more novicaine than average and still may not effectively numb the area. Antibiotics will get the infection under control and return the tissue to the normal Ph level, therefore able to treat properly. There ARE treatment options, it just depends on YOU the patient, and how much you are going to actually let them treat you. This can be a HUGE problem with a broken tooth. I could go on an on about how many problems can occur. You DO need a radiograph to determine the treatment of said tooth. It would be in the best interest of your health to have the Dentist see the negative results of your most recent tests so you can be properly treated. She could potentially even speak to your primary care physician, but you are making it difficult for anyone to help you.

I know that you are looking for support, but Cori, you have to try to see it from other peoples perspectives. This is very difficult because many of us have background in the medical field ,and ALL of us have been pregnant.

At this point, you really need to get a cat scan. Maybe if you see for your own eyes that there is no baby , you can get the help you need. At this point, you are willing to deteriorate mind and body for a phantom pregnancy.

How is your husband? What does your nurse friend think at this point? Are you getting support and mental health?

Please answer some questions. We might be strangers, but we are wanting to help. It has been almost a year. We all feel invested to a degree. All I personally want to do is help. Please keep in contact. If you have any more dental related questions, I can do my best to answer, but please get it taken care of or more problems will occur.

Sarah - posted on 03/08/2016

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OK to slow down the outrage:
Superfetation (also spelled superfoetation – see fetus) is the simultaneous occurrence of more than one stage of developing offspring in the same animal. In mammals, it manifests as the formation of an embryo from a different estrous cycle while another embryo or fetus is already present in the uterus.
This is hugely rare in humans. Less than one in million. In other multiple birth mammals it is more common.

This does NOT in any way support the argument of the cryptic birth support groups. If anything it negates their claim that the fetus would be invisible in US. This woman obviously has two fetuses of different size in her body. No doubt she is pregnant with twins.
Only God knows how and when they were conceived but it is estimated about 3 weeks apart. If this woman had a "cryptic" pregnancy in the definition advocated by Corrine, the fetuses would not be visible on US nor would mother have a positive pregnancy test. Rather, both babies would be invisible, hidden in other anatomy, or so slow growing they can't be seen. This case acknowledged the pregnancy early on, the presence of a twin a bit later and the delivery of both at 38 weeks.


ETA: Hooray God, hooray science. All of those years of study were worth it!

Corinne - posted on 05/17/2016

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Hi Amber, sorry I don't look at this posting often. Have you ever gotten a positive urine or blood test?

Also, when you have time, read over my posts.

Some of the ladies here are not that nice, but you learn to ignore their words. They are only speaking from a place of disbelief because they have never had a pregnancy that was denied due to negative urine and blood tests.

But I continue to post so that other women have somewhere to ask for help.

This site was meant for those in similar situations to work together and support each other until answers are found, however it also seems to be a place where those who have nothing better to do, can come and place judgement on others.

Good bless and good luck. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me here.

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Michelle - posted 6 days ago

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Unless you didn't have sex for the whole time there is no way to prove that you were pregnant for all those months before your pregnancy became "normal".
As it has been stated before, cryptic pregnancies are when the Mother doesn't know she is pregnant until later on on in the pregnancy. What you are describing ISN'T a cryptic pregnancy.
There is no way that the OP is still pregnant over 2 years later!!!!! She has also refused tests that would prove she isn't pregnant so I think she knows the truth but doesn't want to accept it.

Dove - posted 6 days ago

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You had a normal pregnancy for 5 months? Meaning you likely got pregnant 4ish months before it turned normal. I know quite a few women who don't know they are pregnant til 3-5 months along. Thinking you are pregnant for over a year doesn't make it so....

Maxine - posted 6 days ago

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Hello Corrine,
I hope your baby and you are doing well. You aren't crazy by a long shot. What you were experiencing is called a cryptic pregnancy. I am now experiencing my second Cryptic Pregnancy. Everything you've stated sounds too familiar! As around the same time, I was going through exactly the same thing! I went everywhere I could think of. To only be told the same thing. You're not pregnant or looked at as if I was crazy. As I had already had one child, I think I was pretty sure what it felt like to be pregnant. There is one important thing I must add. During Cryptic pregnancies Everything is negative. You may get a faint positive on an ept or blood work early on. However after that it will also become negative. One more important thing I must add. Because the hormone levels are completely different during a Cryptic Pregnancy you will most definitely carry your baby way longer than 9 months. I carried my first for 17 months. The first 12 and a half as a Cryptic Pregnancy, until my cycles completely stopped an the pregnancy turned normal. Only then was everything positive, including the ultrasound. People want to know how this is possible. My first answer would be "All things are possible through Christ who strengthens me"! Secondly because the hormones are so low it takes the babies longer to develope. However they do develope "Normally"! These pregnancies has been known to go up to a few years. I am now 18 months in my second Cryptic Pregnancy. Hopefully it to will turn normal. Until then I'll let The Good Lord fight this battle. I will not put my self through anymore heart ache and pain then I've already been through. Surrounding these circumstances. O yeah, that baby I wasn't pregnant with is 21 months! Happy, Healthy, Smart and the most energetic lil fella you ever want to see. I wish you all the best of luck! In just know when Man fells us, GOD won't! Stay prayed up and keep fighting the good fight! Hugs and kisses! 🙌🙌🙌

Sarah - posted 6 days ago

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Gah! I had a lengthy response posted and now it is gone!
I will give the abbreviated version. My statistic of 1/450 pregnancies goes unnoticed until 20 weeks and 1/2500 goes to term without the mother being aware is from both ACOG and Psychology Today. I am a nurse as well, with my MSN and years of L&D experience and public health as well.
I DID google your references and every one of them refers to the accepted medical definition of cryptic pregnancy. The case of a woman carrying a fetus and not being aware of it until labor commences. I have delivered two in my lifetime of nursing.
I can cite a hundred references of this sort of pregnancy, but that is not what Corrine is talking about. She refuses to consider pseudocyesis as her diagnosis. When you believe you are pregnant and have signs and symptoms of pregnancy, even show and feel movement but there is no fetus in the uterus. If you go back and read the thread I think you will be astonished at the justifications and utter disbelief that she may actually not be expecting. When an US fails to show a fetus that she can see kicking externally, feel moving, hear heart-tones herself, and causes her to show; it is because the tech in looking in the wrong place, the US machine is at the wrong frequency or the baby is hiding behind her back organs.
I am a scientist and a faithful woman, I have seen miracles. However, there is not one single credible case of gestation this long or invisible fetuses. You are a FNP you have a relationship with the provider who supervises your practice and no doubt access to an US. You can either have one done or write an order for one.
Finally, I am not disputing that women have cryptic pregnancies, but the theory of the lengthy gestation and the rational for why these fetuses go undetected by multiple healthcare providers is just not believable. If this were actually happening to 1/450 women, that is more common than DS in younger women; we'd certainly know more about it. Why anyone felt they could redefine cryptic pregnancy to mean something that it does not mean, is beyond me. No one carries a fetus for 30 months or twins for 12 months. Google Becky Dunn's heartbreaking tale of how she believed she was pregnant for ages and ages; drove her partner away, alienated her family; until she consented to a CT scan and saw with her own eyes- from pubic bone to ribs that she was not actually carrying a tiny human.

Carla - posted on 09/11/2017

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Also Sarah, You give one quote by ? source. There are many many sources that describe what cryptic pregnancy is, and they give examples. A simplified version is in Journal of Emergency Nursing (JEN). The Huffington post has several examples as well.

Carla - posted on 09/11/2017

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Sarah, I am skeptical about the 2-5 year gestation myself. I did not state that. I do not read that support group information as it is depressing and actually seems non supportive and non fact based.

I merely pointed to Drs that have quoted, as well as many articles do, that 1/450 pregnancies are cryptic. I find that the definition is applied loosely and I find it confusing. I have read about so many cryptic or stealth pregnancies and most have nothinging to do with 5 months.

Google Doctor Oz utube crptic pregnancy. He has an Obgyn explaining. Google Dr. Bryan Jick and cryptic pregnancy. Google NIH and... Google cryptic pregnancy Calif, etc. Please be open minded. I am learning as I read, more and more how as with other conditions, it can be unique to different women. Ps, I was an ER nurse for 14 years, have my masters and am a family NP. I am just saying I am educated, and have an analytical mind but I am learning that cryptic pregnancy has none or all sx of regular preg but has definite differences that have led to the term cryptic or stealth.

Sarah - posted on 09/10/2017

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Carla-The statistic you state applies to the following:
"One in 450 pregnant women don’t even know they are pregnant until they reach 20 weeks of pregnancy (1), and one in 2,500 don’t know they are pregnant until they reach labor. This mysterious pregnancy is called cryptic pregnancy or stealth pregnancy."
It does not apply to the condition that Corinne is discussing.
Also all of the doctors you note have either published or done shows on the actual definition of cryptic pregnancy. This is when a woman carries a child until term and goes into labor without realizing or showing signs of pregnancy. None of the sources you note endorse the notion that a woman can conceive and carry a child for 2-3 years! The only online advocate for this is the Gilmore Foundation and Suzanne Wheat; neither has any documentation or credible evidence to support their claim.

Carla - posted on 09/10/2017

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1/450 pregnancies are cryptic. Dr. Oz has had several different episodes on cryptic pregnancies with ob gyn drs and patients tellinv their stories. The show "The Doctors" also. In addition, a good article if you google Cryptic pregnancy, Dr. Christian, Closer magazine. There is a California Dr. named Brian Jick who is an obgyn and has written about cryptic pregnancies. These are Drs that dont want to lose their credibility. Open your minds ladies.

Carla - posted on 09/10/2017

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Hi Cori. I am going through with the doctors almost exactly what you are. I feel based on aa sx of pregnancy and movement that I have twins, and they are cryptic. Negative preg tests, urine and blood. I have had 3 ultrasounds that were negative, but they were not obstetric. Also I could not get any independent us picture place that u pay cash for to give me an us without a positive pregnancy test. I also named my babies long ago. I am now 12 mos. But I had a lot of Brax hicks contractions until about 37 weeks, but none for 2 mos now. Lots of baby movement, and I gained 30 lbs. Mostly in my abd. I have seen 7 drs. So frustrated. I am 12 mos . I dont know how you have gone 30 mos. I want an MRI, and I want to be induced if they are over 2 lbs. I feel they are growth restricted.

Sarah - posted on 08/06/2017

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If Stanford University wants to examine you, they can invite you to come anytime. You don't need a referral or a doctor to give permission for you to be seen by any other medical professional.

Sarah - posted on 08/06/2017

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Also, MRI are not unsafe for pregnant women. So when you were 21 weeks, what was present to prove your pregnancy?
ETA: This is from the AMA:
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Ultrasound is the most commonly used imaging exam during pregnancy. It usually focuses on the baby in the womb. However, when ultrasound does not provide a clear answer, or if other parts of your body need to be imaged, an MRI is usually performed. MRI does not use x-rays."
and
"According to the American College of Radiology, no single diagnostic x-ray has a radiation dose significant enough to cause adverse affects in a developing embryo or fetus. In general, CAT scans are not recommended during pregnancy unless the benefits of the CAT scan clearly outweigh the potential risk."

In your case at 2.5 years gestation; I'd think the benefit of one CT would far outweigh the risk. As continuing with no prenatal care and planning a home delivery is remarkably unsafe

Dove - posted on 08/06/2017

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Now it was proven at 21 weeks? I must've missed that somewhere... was that 2 years ago?

Sarah - posted on 08/06/2017

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What do you mean by "our back organs" in your earlier post? If you had an x-ray of your midsection and have an audible heart-tone of a fetus, then the fetus would be visible on x-ray. Was yours seen?

Corinne - posted on 08/06/2017

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Hello Patricia.

First, let me thank you for posting here.

Second, I am not sure if it's the University of Hawaii. I know that there are doctors in Hawaii who are working with women to keep track of the cryptic hidden pregnancies.

You can also check out Susan Wheat with Cryptic Pregnancies, on Facebook, however unless you are having a cryptic pregnancy, she may not speak with you.

Have a great day,

Cori

Patricia - posted on 08/05/2017

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Cori-

first thing to say is I believe you. Second is I thought I read in your posts somewhere about the University of Hawaii doing some work in the cryptic pregnancy area. I would love more information on this if possible.

Take care-

Corinne - posted on 07/05/2017

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All of you, please understand that our doctors are trained only in what their school books say. When they don't have or cannot find an answer in their books, they turn to the internet. So, where you say, "Stop looking up our symptoms on line", that's exactly where our doctors get their information and oddly enough, where you all get yours.

Corinne - posted on 07/05/2017

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Dove, I did go to mental health and they believe I am pregnant. They watched my body change, saw my stomach move and refused to council me in believing I am not pregnant. The lady said it is not her job to tell me I am not pregnant, because she is not that type of doctor just as my physician shouldn't be telling me I have Psuedosyesis because that is not what they are trained in.

Corinne - posted on 07/05/2017

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I can count the number of times I have had sex with my husband on one hand in the last 2 1/2 years. However, my pregnancy was recorded when I was 21 weeks along. So once my baby is born, I have proof of the length of pregnancy.

Corinne - posted on 07/05/2017

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If you have the means and funding to help Joanna live in Hawaii until the birth of her baby, please do so. There are doctors working with women in our situation. Though their work will take years to be available to the public, because our pregnancies take years, at least they are doing something. Stanford would love to get their hands on me, but no doctor will say I'm pregnant to send me. Our University isn't set up medically yet, or they would be searching now and keeping track of my pregnancy.

Dove - posted on 07/05/2017

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Have you remained celibate for the past 2.5 years.. or even the past year?

Corinne - posted on 07/05/2017

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Yes Dove, 2 1/2 years. And not a day goes by that I don't remember every single one of those days. There are pictures of me throughout the community over the course of this time that show my belly. I get asked questions and answer the best way I can. I cannot stop living my life because of my belly showing all this time. My community of 80,000 has many supporters, so the few that still do not believe, don't matter.

Corinne - posted on 07/05/2017

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I was going over some of the responses. Thank you for those who shared, I'm sorry to those who decided to leave this group, and for those of you who consistently chose to hurt others with your words, I am truly sorry you have nothing better to do than sit around waiting to bash those looking for answers. I kept track of my babies heart beat with my Doppler and the hospital and my first doctor heard my babies heart beat as well. They were monitoring my heart beat at the same time to prove two different heart beats. They believed in my pregnancy until the ultrasound shown up empty, then they just said they couldn't see me anymore. I just recently went back to two new doctors and both have been working with me. They are limited on what they are allowed to do. I know that a few of you keep saying to get a CT Scan, but my doctors refused it to me. I had to beg for x-rays when I hurt my back and it took 5 hours to finally get everyone on board and I only got it because I signed a paper giving them permission to take them. Even with negative urine and blood work, doctors are not willing to take the risk. I got an MRI done of my shoulder and had to still sign for it regardless of the negative results. Until you have been
put in this situation, you have no idea how hard it is. This is why most of us stop going. I only went back because of a torn rotator cuff in my left shoulder and a back injury. I have learned to self deliver and keep a car seat and bags packed for when we travel, other than that they stay in my room until I need them. I never thought I was having an undetected or hidden pregnancy until after the 11 1/2 month, because my sister went that long with my niece. Please all who read this looking for answers, don't let what you read here keep you from searching for answers. Keep your faith and turn to God when you get lost. Much love and support from me to you and your families.

Dove - posted on 07/05/2017

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If you don't want to be put down for believing you are 2.5 years pregnant... don't comment to me w/ that nonsense. You can believe that if it makes you feel better, but I'm not buying it no matter what you want to say. I honestly just believe you need serious professional mental health help... and no words on the internet are going to change that belief.

Corinne - posted on 07/05/2017

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Hi Dove. You must keep in mind that most insurances will not cover exploratory search for a baby unless you test positive and even if for some reason your physician agrees they are mandated to only look in the pelvic area. Since most of us in this situation have uterus that have flipped backwards and in mist of those has tucked under itself, the baby will attach in the part of the uterus that is lying on the curve of our tailbone. In this case, our intestines lie towards the front of our bellies, then it's the uterus, then our back organs. Doctors would have to really search for our babies and that would take putting the dial to the ultrasound machine on 10 not 2 where it is currently held.

The downside to having our babies found, is that our doctors would then force us to abort our baby because they would consider it non-living due to not carrying the HCG hormone. Those of us that fight to keep our babies could find ourselves in a court battle where a judge could determine us not sane take our baby. This is not a risk worth taking.

Let me ask you, how many stories have you heard, where a doctor tells his patient that the fetus is dead because there is no HCG hormone levels and gives them the option of waiting for their body to naturally abort the baby or having it induced. And how many of those women chose to wait just to find out Weeks later that their baby is alive. They could have chose to induce the abort of their baby and killed it. What happens is that their bodies do not register their pregnant and even though the fetus looks like it's dead, it is just taking longer to get to 5 1/2 Weeks to where the heart is visible. The doctors will tell their patient that they miscalculated the date they conceived and go about their way. These women will end up in pregnancies that last up to 14 or 17 months, depending on when their body registered their pregnancy.

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Hi ladies. Sorry I haven't posted in a very long time. I will be 120 weeks, which is 30 Months, this Saturday. I have been going to service the last year and have learned to just accept my pregnancy for what it is. I went through some pretty bad times with this pregnancy and it took building my faith in God to get through them. I look due and constantly get asked when my baby is due. I smile and say I hope soon :) Most people are awe struck about my pregnancy and ask many questions but there are still a few who choose to laugh. It doesn't bother me anymore what others think. I just would really like to give birth....like yesterday. Through many prays and supporters, we have been praying for December 12, 2017. I still get tested to prove that my pregnancy does not show in urine or blood but will prove I was and am pregnant once my baby is born. I am happy to answer any questions any of you may have. Keep in mind, if your questions are to just make fun or to hurt, I will not respond, Thank you :)

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This whole post is a massive farce by a desperate mother. JoAnna, why do you think you have a positive at home and a negative in the office? There is not a legit OB in the US that would not do a free US (or go to a pro-life or planned parenthood clinic for a free US) to prove there is a living fetus n your belly. The whole slow growing, invisible baby is a load of bull.

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JoAnna... if you think you are pregnant... demand an ultrasound.. even if you have to pay for it yourself. If you are close to your baby's birth there is no logical way it would not show up positive via blood or urine and the doctors would be able to feel the baby and your uterus growing.

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Hi, i am going through that right now where my doctors dont believe me that i am pregnant and wont help me and im close to my babies birth please someone help me i have had no prenatal care through whole pregnancy ... I get positive tests at home but not at doctors.

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Hi, i am going through that right now where my doctors dont believe me that i am pregnant and wont help me and im close to my babies birth please someone help me i have had no prenatal care through whole pregnancy ...

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Geez, no she was not pregnant and if she did have a kid, it was conceived within 9 months of the birth- this just does not happen.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 11/18/2016

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Karen, this woman needs psychological help.

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Karen you do realize that she is claiming to be 19 months pregnant!
It's impossible.

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stop going to your doctor!!!! lol you only need to go if there is a serious problem, drs will continually tell you there is something wrong just to keep you going back to them ,its probably all in your head, if you know you are pregnant, just take care of you and baby, forget about any kind of doctor until delivery. and relaxe, pregnancy is a fun time, you are probably scaring your baby each and every time you go to see the doctor, ,,, best of luck.

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Who knows Emily. Even with all of saying that she can have further tests to prove one way or the other she is still refusing them. If she is pregnant she would be 16 months along!!! Almost the same gestation as an elephant.

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Did she have a pelvic exam done to see how her uterus was and if her cervix was closed

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Did you have a pelvic exam around 6 weeks just to prove to them that you were just wondering

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Yes Shawnn and LMCBW for sure. We need a knowledgeable dental health care worker giving advice. A doctor is bound by the Hippocratic Oath; To first do no harm... To deny a woman with a claim of pregnancy and an apparent pregnant belly is negligent and in violation of the oath. I suspect the doctors she has seen have told her that she is not pregnant, offered opportunity to prove it and she refused. Refusing care is her right, but I truly wish Cori, you would consent to a CT of your belly. If you can see, feel and hear the baby...why cannot anyone else? I get you believe you are pregnant, and I truly hope that when you discover that you are not 70 weeks that you get the help you need. If a baby does arrive, I suspect it would have been conceived in the last 40 weeks, and unless you can prove your abstinence; I stand by my original opinion of pseudocyesis. I am very sorry for you and the pain you must truly be in, please get help, contact Becky Done. She has been exactly where you are and she can help you find the truth.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/27/2016

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Little Miss, I just wanted to say that your dental post was quite informative! Now the antibiotics make even more sense.

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You both are right, and also a doctor WOULD refuse treatment if someone has tested negative, looks pregnant, be seems unstable. That is their license on the line, and a lawsuit waiting to happen. So, yes, thoroughly examining your patient in all manners is imperative in all fields of health care. BUT (a BIG BUT) medical professionals can only go as far as the patient consents unless they have been admitted against their will.

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Jodi, you are right. This is absurdity. To continue to promote this as an actual phenomenon is irresponsible.

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She has been told for months to get a CT scan and avoids the issue. Any woman in her right mind who believed she was pregnant for 70 weeks would get a CT scan. I don't believe for a moment a doctor refused to treat you after a second visit just because the tests are negative, because a doctor has a greater duty of care than that - if a woman presented LOOKING pregnant and describing symptoms, but had negative tests, that doctor WOULD recommend further investigation, and WOULD entertain the idea of a CT scan and more ultrasounds. So the OP needs to stop avoiding the issue, and if she truly gave a shit about her baby, she WOULD go and get those scans.

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*I still visit doctors every two to three months to collect the negative tests and notes so that I can at least prove my pregnancy for the past 10 months.


I have to say ONE thing... the only way to prove pregnancy would have been a POSITIVE pregnancy test result... and evidence that no sexual intercourse has taken place since the positive pregnancy test result... Negative tests and continued sexual activity will prove nothing about being pregnant for 70 weeks or 10 months or... anything. The OP on this thread is now 11 months old... Pregnancy is 9-10 months. Sink that in...

OK... I'm done.

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Not negative, just don't think the science or advice is sound. To suggest that any pregnant woman not listen to a doctor, plan for a home delivery and not disclose her pregnancy is simply not safe.
To any woman who is pregnant I do want to clarify to following:
Dental cleanings are not advised during first or third trimester; due to the bacteria that can be introduced into the bloodstream causing miscarriage or pre-term labor. So the information of having an extraction in the first or third trimester only, is not accurate. Dental x-rays are generally avoided during the first trimesters only, but the current technology provides such a tiny dose of radiation, that opinion is changing and x-rays to evaluate pain are considered acceptable any time. Also, emergency dental care is widely accepted as allowable at any time of the pregnancy. The risk/benefit ratio is far greater to have the dental problem left untreated than to have the needed treatment performed. To have a broken or rotting tooth left in your mouth untreated poses a greater risk to your baby and having it treated.
Zoloft is a well studied medication and there is evidence of a slight increase in birth defect when taken during pregnancy, however MD is not the sort of birth defect caused by meds, it is a genetic anomaly.
There remains no evidence of a Cryptic Pregnancy as described by Suzanne Wheat or the Gilmore Foundation, they make many claims, but not a single one has been documented. One of the most outspoken of the community, Becky Done, even blogged her experience which concluded with her having CT and realizing she was not carrying a baby and getting her affairs in order. The other woman in the CP community Neo Brown, with other aliases, is being accused of criminal conduct.

ETA: Suzanne Wheat, RN, MSN/MPH, FNP-C is a respected practitioner in Texas and is NOT the same person who is advocating the information on the Glimore Foundation website. I called and spoke to her myself and she is very troubled by the "coincidence of the same name" and is "considering legal action" to force the CP site to note that she not not affiliated with their beliefs on the site.

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