A WOMAN has shared the wild story of how she found out she was expecting a baby after putting her symptoms down to stress after the death of her childhood dog.
Pregnancy isn’t easy at the best of times, but what happens when you didn’t even know you’ve been expecting?
That’s what happened to one woman on TikTok, who put her strange symptoms down to stress after her dog died last summer.
But TikTok user @kieranneunice was surprised to discover she was actually pregnant, eight months after giving birth to her first child.
She told viewers she is currently pregnant with a “very unplanned” baby and thought she’d share the crazy way she found out.
Kieranne began: “When I say I had no idea I was pregnant, I mean it – I just thought I was grieving the loss of my dog!
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“Let me take you back to July, life was going well for me, I was accepted to do a masters, I was feeling really good and I’d just had a baby eight months ago.”
However, things took a difficult turn when her childhood dog died over the summer.
She continued: “I had to deal with it all because my parents were away on holiday.
“I signed away his life essentially because he got put down and I had to sign the paper work.”
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While this was going on, Kieranne was having a “really weird period” which she felt was lighter than usual but still heavy enough to be her period.
“I wasn’t too concerned about it, I just put it all down to stress.
“I thought I was so stressed that my period had gone funny which is fair enough, my dog had f***ing died,” she noted.
Other “weird” symptoms she faced included cramping, a weird taste in her mouth, feeling constantly thirsty and being incredibly emotional.
But she still put this down to the stressful time she was facing after the death of her beloved pet.
However, when she started getting a pain in her shoulder, she knew something was up.
“I did a little bit of Googling and it said I was having an ectopic pregnancy, so I freaked out, ran upstairs, took a test and lo and behold, I was pregnant,” she concluded.
Kieranne added in the captioned: “I thought my unplanned pregnancy symptoms were just me grieving my dog lmao.
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“Here is a super quick speed clean while I tell you how I found out I was pregnant with my surprise baby, obviously there was more to it than that but that’s all I could fit in.”
Others in the comments shared their own stories of surprise pregnancy, with one writing: “I’m currently 22 weeks with a very unplanned baby. found out I was pregnant when my son was 6 months old.”
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Another said: “I found out at 9 weeks by accident. I’m now almost 6 months and still in shock.”
Kieranne explained she was using a condom which failed, adding: “Yeah just got unlucky, we used a condom but I wasn’t on the pill bc I hate the way it makes me feel.”