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Woman stunned by sister’s ‘hurtful’ reaction to her pregnancy announcement: ‘I felt ashamed’

A woman who longed to be closer to her older sibling can’t believe how far they’ve drifted apart. 

She went on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum to share what went down when she announced her pregnancy. The woman’s half-sister is nine years older. Over the years, the big sister has often disappeared without much communication — but when the two sisters are together, they actually have a great bond. However, now the rift between the two siblings seems bigger than ever.

“Last summer I found out I was pregnant,” the younger sister explained. “I called my sister and she didn’t pick up. That was not atypical, but I was so excited after my ultrasound I wanted to tell her right away. Usually, it would take her forever to return a call, if at all, so to peak interest, I sent a link to the ultrasound photos from my appointment

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The complex case of the ‘most hated woman in Alaska”

Ashley Ard became known as ‘the most hated woman in Alaska’ after leaving her newborn baby girl for dead in a local park, within hours of giving birth to her in the bath at home.

The 24-year-old, originally from Virginia, was charged with second-degree murder and faced up to 99 years in jail, with members of the Eagle River community calling for her to face the death penalty. 

Her husband Kennard, with whom she already shared a daughter, denied all knowledge of her pregnancy, claiming he had no idea she was expecting despite having sex with her the week before she gave birth.  

Throughout the complex legal case that ensued, which spanned five years and saw Ashley separate from Kennard and remarry before becoming a mother again while awaiting trial, her defense team insisted she was innocent.

Now a new four-part BBC Three documentary series, Accused: A Mother on Trial,

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Woman with spinal injury shares ‘surprise’ pregnancy journey

A woman who suffered a spinal cord injury at birth that saw her wheelchair bound is documenting her journey to becoming a mother after unexpectedly falling pregnant.

Alyssa Higgins, a 30-year-old disability advocate from New York, was unsure if she could ever have a child due to her injury and her only having one ovary.

So when Ms Higgins and her husband Jimmy recently found out they were going to be parents it came as a big surprise.

Ms Higgins, who is now four months pregnant, surprised her husband by holding up a sign revealing the news while the couple were taking a picture together.

“Surprise! You’re going to be a dad in 2021,” the sign read.

Mr Higgins told Good Morning Americathat he had no idea what to say.

“I just turned around and my jaw dropped,” he said.

Ms Higgins told the media outlet she wasn’t even

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Cryptic pregnancy is when a woman well into pregnancy doesn’t know she’s pregnant



Cryptic pregnancies affect 1 in every 475 pregnancies. Getty


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Cryptic pregnancies affect 1 in every 475 pregnancies. Getty

“I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” isn’t just a reality tv show –  it’s a real phenomenon. While rare, it’s completely possible for someone to be unaware that they’re pregnant until late into term or even until they go into labor. This is called a cryptic pregnancy.

“I have seen it for sure, but it’s not incredibly common,” says Dr. Christine Greves, OB-GYN at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies. 

For the most part, women with cryptic pregnancies discover they’re pregnant after week 20. This happens in about 1 in every 475 pregnancies.

“They can go through basically half of their pregnancy and not know it,” Greves says.

However, there are rarer cases of cryptic pregnancies – about 1 in 2500 pregnancies – where someone doesn’t realize they’re pregnant until they are literally about to

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Woman in a wheelchair shares pregnancy journey on Instagram

A wheelchair-bound woman who suffered a spinal cord injury at birth and only has one ovary is celebrating getting pregnant after initially being uncertain that she could conceive due to her health. 

Alyssa Higgins, 30, from Rockland County, New York, surprised her husband Jimmy Higgins with a heartwarming photoshoot — during which she held up a sign telling him he was going to be a dad.  

‘I had no idea what to say,’ Jimmy, 30, told Good Morning America. ‘I just turned around and my jaw dropped.’  

Exciting: Alyssa Higgins, 30, from Rockland County, New York, is expecting her first child with her husband Jimmy, 30, this spring

Celebration: The couple wasn't sure she would be able to get pregnant because she only has one ovary in addition to her spinal cord injury

Celebration: The couple wasn’t sure she would be able to get pregnant because she only has one ovary in addition to her spinal cord injury 

Alyssa, who is a disability advocate, said they had always wanted children, but they weren’t even sure

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Woman with spinal cord injury shares pregnancy journey to bring visibility to people in wheelchairs: ‘Never say never’

Alyssa Higgins has been a wheelchair user all her life, but is unstoppable.

A woman with a spinal cord injury who has been a wheelchair user her entire life, is sharing her joy with the world about getting pregnant.

“I had no idea what to say,” Jimmy, 30, told “Good Morning America.” “I just turned around and my jaw dropped.”

The news came as a shock for the couple who had been trying to have a baby, but weren’t sure if it was possible due to her injury and health.

“I didn’t even know if I could get pregnant with a spinal cord

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