I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant

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I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Genre Documentary
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 56
Production
Running time 21 minutes
(excluding commercials)
Production company(s) Mike Mathis Productions
Release
Original channel Discovery Fit & Health
TLC
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release May 26, 2009 (2009-05-26) – October 19, 2011 (2011-10-19)
Chronology
Related shows Teen Mom
16 & Pregnant
External links
Website

I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant was an American documentary television series on Discovery Fit & Health and TLC. The series debuted on May 26, 2009 on Discovery Fit & Health.[1] Each episode usually features two or more women who were unaware that they were pregnant until they went into labor.

Generally, the subjects' reasons for not recognizing pregnancy include:

  • Mistaking the symptoms for some other condition.
  • Believing they were infertile, and thus not considering pregnancy a possible cause of symptoms.
  • Not having any of the "traditional" symptoms (weight gain, extended abdomen, feeling of movement in stomach, morning sickness, unusual food cravings).
  • Assuming their birth control methods were 100% effective.
  • Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy being misinterpreted as a period.
  • False negative pregnancy tests.

Production history and cancellation[edit]

The series is shown on Discovery en Español and the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.[2]

After four seasons, TLC pulled the series from its schedule on July 15, 2011 citing low ratings.[3] TLC announced in later July that the series would return to finish its fourth and final season on August 17, 2011. The final episode aired on October 19, 2011.[4]

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