In concealment of pregnancy the mother knows that she is pregnant but tries to hide it from those around her.


Reasons for concealment:

(1) fear of rejection, stigma or loss of reputation

(2) fear of economic loss (loss of employment, abandonment, etc)

(3) plans to place the child up for adoption

(4) need to protect the father


Depending on the situation the mother may conceal the pregnancy from everyone or from selected individuals.


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