Elizabeth Whitehead, New Jersey Mom, Gives Birth On Front Lawn, Didn't Know She Was Pregnant
Whitehead, who has a nine-month-old boy, thought she had a stomach ailment. She told EMTs she had tested negative for pregnancy twice, according to Patch.
One surprised neighbor, Pat Faraldo, told NBC, "Can't say that I noticed that she was pregnant. She carries well."
I have never understood how a woman cannot know that she is pregnant. She stops getting her period, she's sick as a dog in the morning and her stomach keeps growing and growing. How can any woman be that clueless?
What about the kicking and the baby turning? If you didn't know you were pregnant, wouldn't that stuff send you to the doctor?
It's an old ER truism that if you get a young girl delivering without knowing she's pregnant, it's because she's a victim of incest. If a kid is trapped and facing something that horrific, she goes into massive denial.
I'll never know because I'm not a woman, but I have to believe in the third trimester the woman can feel the baby squirming inside. What did she think it was, gas?
"She stops getting her period, she's sick as a dog in the morning and her stomach keeps growing and growing"
Some women have irregular periods and many pregnant women do not get morning sickness.
Many pregnant women continue to menstruate. It's generally a somewhat reduced flow, but there's also the fact that she just had a baby and immediately got pregnant. Her body would not have had a chance to return to normal.
What a whore.
Twenty-one with a nine-month-old, who got knocked up six months after giving birth.
She must be an old man's concubine or something.
R8, there wasn't a third trimester. The child was three months premature.
Any relation to Mary Beth Whitehead?
How out of touch with your body do you have to be to end up like that?
Well, the baby was three months premature, so there was no trimester.
She says she had two pregnancy tests that were negative,
and a neighbor said that she didn't appear pregnant.
Any other value-judgments from you hypocritical queens?
I'm an ER nurse too. Women know. They just don't acknowledge it. If you question her more closely you'll find she did change her behavior early in her pregnancy. Either she will have stopped smoking or using or will have stopped socializing so no one notices or avoid mirrors or physical activities where it is noticeable.
There's always a clue when you did deeper in the story.
Already a mother by the age of 21? That says a lot itself doesn't it?
What does it say, R17? That she lost her virginity before she was 21? How old were you when you lost your virginity?
Why so defensive, R18? She obviously didn't know much about her body, or birth control.
I'm not defensive, but I don't understand the inference that some character deficiency caused her to give birth at 21.
We totally understand her situation.
Twenty-one is way too young to have a child. Most people haven't even graduated college by that age. I don't know many women who are responsible and mature enough to have kids at that age. And judging from the fact that she was too clueless to realize a living being was inside of her, she's not of the exceptions.
'What a whore' - she's 21 and she's had sex at least twice. Doesn't sound too shocking to me.