10 Reasons You Might Not Know You're Pregnant (Until You're in Labor)

Mistaking Symptoms of Pregnancy With Another Health Problem

In some circumstances, a woman might not know she's pregnant because she believes her pregnancy symptoms are caused by some other health problem. Women with a history of ovarian complications such as tumors or cysts may attribute discomfort or pain to their previous condition.

Since not all women have medical insurance, this sometimes makes them reluctant to seek medical advice if they believe they have a health problem. Other women think their symptoms will go away, so they often skip out on seeing their local doctor.

Past health problems or not, a visit to the doctor can put your suspicions to rest or lead you to the treatment you need.

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