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Parents' Guide to

I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Unique pregnancy stories are informative but sensational.

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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

adults only

i liked it but i dont think kids should be watching it because it was disturbing ot me even as a 34 year old
age 12+

watch it!

when i saw this show i loved it!!!!!! but then i thought how can someone not know there pregnant? watch the show to find out!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (11 ):

The series is medically informative, but it's also quite sensational. The reenactments are intended to highlight the harrowing moments when each woman realizes that not only is she pregnant, but she's actually in the final stages of delivery. The fact that many of the births take place in public bathrooms and other non-hospital settings adds to the drama.

When it comes down to it, the show is as much about entertaining viewers with unique childbirth stories as it is about educating them about birth control and pregnancy. Medical professionals offer some context and explanation for each of the featured stories; they're quick to point out that every pregnancy is different, and not everyone experiences the typical symptoms associated with having a baby. They also subtly suggest that many of the featured women were uninformed -- and, as a result, didn't recognize the signs that their body was giving them. In the end, despite the sensationalism, the series does help demystify pregnancy.

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