We interviewed a woman with a real life 'I Didn't Know I was Pregnant' story

Publish Date
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 4:39PM

Stories in which women who didn't know they were pregnant until they were giving birth, are all over the internet. There's even a TV show dedicated to the phenomenon!

However, many people can not seem to wrap their head around someone who isn't aware of the life inside of them. 

Jay, found out she was pregnant just 8 hours before giving birth to her daughter, and we were lucky enough to have her on the show to share her experience. 

At the age of 23, Jay had just started a new job and was at her lowest ever weight as an adult. 

"One night I just started getting pains, I honestly thought it was my kidneys so I just chilled, just went with it, didn't sleep all night...In the morning went to the doctors and got told i was in labour."

Jay explained that over the 9 months, she had no signs indicating she could be pregnant, not even a little bump, having said that, the mum said her daughter was born perfectly healthy. Jay's daughter weighed 7 pounds and 7 ounces at birth. 

"They think she was overterm, they think she was all in my back...They say it's more common than people think."

Despite her life completely changing within hours, Jay said she felt very supported.

"It was a bit all over the show but my mum helped me stay pretty level headed, ann I have really good family and friends around me."

Jay now has two children, however was well aware she was pregnant with her son. 

"I've got an 8 month old boy now as well and when I think about it, i think, how the hell did I not know. [I had] Morning sickness, big puku, everything."

Jay also told us that she hasn't had much of a chance to tell her story, and often get's shut down. 

"They just struggle to believe it."

Jay's daughter is now 3 years old, any apparently"Everyone can't wait to tell her the story."