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 58[1]
Running time 21 minutes
(excluding commercials)
Production company(s) Mike Mathis Productions
Original network Discovery Fit & Health
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release May 26, 2009 (2009-05-26) – October 19, 2011 (2011-10-19)
Related shows Teen Mom
16 & Pregnant
External links

I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant is an American documentary television series that aired on Discovery Fit & Health and TLC. The series debuted on May 26, 2009 on Discovery Fit & Health.[2] Each episode features two or more women who were unaware that they were pregnant until they went into labor.

Frequent reasons for the subjects not recognizing pregnancy include:

  • Mistaking the symptoms for another condition or illness.
  • 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.[3]

TLC pulled the series from its schedule on July 15, 2011 citing low ratings.[4] 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.[5]

TLC reprised the series in 2015 for special episodes titled ''I Still Didn't Know I Was Pregnant'', featuring women who have had two surprise pregnancies.[6]


  1. ^ "Mike Mathis Productions". Retrieved 18 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Unsuspecting Women Get the Surprise of a Lifetime on Discovery Health's "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant"". thefutoncritic. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Maerz, Melissa (2011-12-23). "'Doctor Who,' 'NCIS,' 'Jaws': Christmas Eve TV marathons guide | Inside TV | EW.com". Insidetv.ew.com. Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  4. ^ "Breaking News — TLC Pulls "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant," "I Kid with Brad Garrett"". TheFutonCritic.com. Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  5. ^ "TLC Premieres & Ratings Highlights". Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Meet the Woman Who Didn't Know She Was Pregnant – Twice!". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 

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