Am I Pregnant or not?
Imagine knowing you are pregnant but your medical reports states different. Such is the case of 29-year old *Suzie Smith who by her count is approaching her 32nd gestational weeks yet at least three ultrasounds are detecting no signs of pregnancy.
“I began seeing signs of pregnancy about three weeks after having intercourse. We usually used a condom but on that particular night we didn’t. The vomiting and the dizzy spells were out of this world. I suddenly became allergic to my dogs and cats that were always there…I would sneeze a lot,” she said.
Smith said she eventually took a pregnancy test which came back positive. This she said was a joyous occasion as she has been trying for a while to conceive. Her doctor visit would eventually turned into frustration though as she was told that she was not pregnant.
“I was shocked when I was told I wasn’t pregnant at all. I have been to so many doctors and I did a total of seven pregnancy tests, two of which came back positive. I did three ultrasounds all of which showed that my uterus was expanding but there was no baby inside,” she said.
Smith’s physical appearance is similar to a woman that may be in her second or even third Her linea nigra (pregnancy line) is evident and her breasts are already secreting when squeezed.
She told The STAR that she began to feel fluttery movements from as early as eight weeks but now as she gets closer to 32 weeks, the ‘kicks’ are more powerful.
“I am now seeing movements outside of my tummy but the kicks are more frequent now. Most of the doctors will say I look pregnant but afterwards will tell me that I’m just getting fat. Others will look at me or treat me as if I am a crazy woman. Only one of them told me that I may have a cryptic pregnancy,” she said.
Cryptic pregnancies are typically carried between 3 and 7 years due to slow growth of the foetus, caused by low hCG, due to the hormonal imbalance. As a result there is detectable hCG in the mother's system, due to a hormonal imbalance in the mother. The foetus may go undetected by mother and doctors, until delivery
“I don’t tell a lot of persons about my situation but everyone who sees me believe I am heavily pregnant. However those who know will quickly tell me that its someone ‘working’ on me but I don’t believe in witchcraft. I know I am pregnant but I don’t know why it is not visible on an ultrasound or during a doctor’s visit,” she said.
Smith said she is now at the point where she is extremely frustrated. She stated that her partner has been extremely supportive and looks towards them having a healthy baby but she is still pensive.
“I honestly don’t know whats going on but all the signs are there. I really hope that I will get the attention of a doctor who can fully explain what is happening but all I know is that I am feeling everything that I did with my previous pregnancies,” she said.