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dc.contributor.authorCheyne, Helenen_UK
dc.description.abstractFirst paragraph: It is a “notorious fact”, one so commonly accepted and obvious it requires no evidence to support it in a court of law, that every womanknows when she is pregnant.  In a society that has a low tolerance for uncertainty, cases that challenge our collective notion of the possible fascinate and confuse us. Headlines such as “Baby birth shock for soldier on Afghanistan deployment”, or “I had this extremely painful urge to push and that’s when the head came out” are received with a mix of incredulity and scepticism. Yet cases of “cryptic pregnancy” – also known as “pregnancy denial” – are not particularly rare. In fact, they are estimated to occur in around one in 2,500 cases, suggesting around320 cases in the UK annually, or a potential headline story almost every day. Access this article on The Conversation website:
dc.publisherThe Conversation Trusten_UK
dc.relationCheyne H (2016) How women can go the full nine months without knowing they're pregnant, The Conversation, 11.05.2016.en_UK
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dc.titleHow women can go the full nine months without knowing they're pregnanten_UK
dc.typeNewspaper/Magazine Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleThe Conversationen_UK
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