While some believe you can’t feel symptoms of pregnancy until you’ve missed your period – many of us moms know better! Here are 70+ early pregnancy symptoms you might experience – even before your missed period.
Super Early Signs of Pregnancy
Right before I found out I was pregnant with Jack, I really had no idea. In fact, I distinctly remember thinking to myself, “Well, I know I’m not going to be pregnant this month” (which, at the time, felt like a relief!) Little did I know that a few days later, I would get the biggest news of my life!
This time around, I knew I was pregnant long before I took a pregnancy test. Don’t ask me why – I just did! I honestly felt like I had very early pregnancy symptoms, so when I took that at home test, and it showed up positive literally in seconds (which happened with Jack as well – no waiting five minutes for me), I wasn’t surprised at all.
By the time my third pregnancy came along, I could tell something was “different” pretty quickly by some of the subtle symptoms. Many of those symptoms came far before my missed period!
I know a lot of women who are trying to conceive are hyperaware of their body, and they are looking for just about every sign that they could be pregnant – there are common symptoms and there are some weird pregnancy symptoms you can even be on the lookout for!
Whether you are looking for 70 signs of early pregnancy or just to see if one weird symptom you are experiencing is related to pregnancy, we’ve got you covered!
What does early pregnancy feel like?
This is going to be different for every woman. For many women, they don’t even feel different than normal.
However, for others, things might just feel a little “off.” It is a feeling that is hard to explain.
How Early Are There Signs of Pregnancy?
There is a lot of debate on this one – some say it’s impossible to feel symptoms until you at least have enough pregnancy hormones that can be detected in your blood or urine…but if you scour the Internet, you will find many people who will challenge that.
Personally, I have felt symptoms before I could get a positive at home test – most notably, my reflux gets out of control (even with medicine) and my breasts/nipples are incredibly tender.
It can be hard to find the difference between early symptoms and symptoms that your period is about to start – because many of them are very similar – so it’s best not to get too excited until you get a positive test. However, if you are feeling something different from what you’ve normally felt, then you could be pregnant.
Many women report feeling extra emotional or crampy during implantation, which can happen as soon as five days past ovulation. There’s not a lot of science to back up feeling symptoms this early – but there are plenty of women who will say otherwise!
Expected Pregnancy Signs
1) Positive Pregnancy Test
Of course, the most sure fire way to find out if you are pregnant is with an Hcg test. Throughout the years, home tests have really evolved. While you used to have to wait until after your missed period (of course, one of the biggest signs of of being pregnant), there have been many advancements that allow you to find out several days before a missed period.
Even with the ability to test earlier than ever both, some symptoms can start soon after conception. Here are several early signs that you may experience before you can even take a test (of course, taking a test is the only way to really confirm that you are pregnant so if you suspect you are pregnant, make sure you take one!)
Additional Reading: When to Take a Pregnancy Test: Everything You Need to Know
Acid reflux during pregnancy is something I am all too familiar with (during and not during pregnancy). Before I found out I was pregnant with Oliver, I noticed that my acid reflux was significantly worse than it had been for months, and I could barely stand it. I remember thinking, “I wonder if I’m pregnant?” And I was!
From what I’ve observed, having acid reflux in the early weeks is very common. So if you are feeling extra heart burn-y…you could be pregnant!
I recommend getting a high-quality pregnancy pillow once you get pregnant. You can get this one for $50 using the code C113D4, making it around $40. Pregnancy pillows are great for helping with reflux!
Most people won’t start experiencing nausea until they’ve already taken a test, however, some people will experience it right away. With my second, I found out I was pregnant right at four weeks, and I started feeling nauseous the next day.
If you don’t find out you are pregnant super early, it’s very possible that you may start feeling queasy before you even realize you are pregnant. And if you are unfortunate enough to experience morning sickness, be sure to check out these tips for surviving morning sickness, as well as natural morning sickness treatments. Make sure you grab some preggie pops. LOVE them!
Feeling extra tired for no apparent reason? It might be because a baby is on it’s way! This is one of the symptoms many women experience first!
5) Basal Body Temperature
This is what tipped me off to my pregnancy with Jack a few days before I could take a test. I had been vigilant about tracking my basal body temperature, so when I saw that my basal body temperature didn’t drop like it was supposed to, I was pretty convinced I would probably have a positive test still (though, getting that positive was still a shock.)
Here is some more information on basal body temperature. You can buy a basal body thermometer here.
Someone women even will experience an “implantation temperature drop” in their cycle tracking 5-8 days past ovulation, so if you see a drop at this point, don’t automatically think you aren’t pregnant.
Less Common Pregnancy Signs
Feeling a little bit of a sour stomach or “bubbles” in your chest after eating? Indigestion is always one of my first signs of pregnancy.
7) Feeling Hot
Are you feeling extra hot? Many pregnant women experience a shift in temperature when they become pregnant!
Bloating is very common in pregnancy, especially in the early weeks. Many women comment on feeling like they look a couple months pregnant during the first few days and weeks.
I experienced this with my second child– I looked in the mirror, and I couldn’t believe how big my stomach looked! Exercising and drinking a lot of water made my stomach go back to normal the next day, but if you are feeling extra bloated, it could mean pregnancy. Belly bands will be your best friend at this time.
You can get FREE belly bands here using the code C113D4. I got several of these with my second pregnancy, and they were great quality.
Some feel extra hot…while others feel a temperature shift in the opposite direction!
Very common at any point, and they can start very soon after conception. I’ve heard that peppermint essential oils can help!
It’s very common to feel lightheaded or a little bit off balance!
Ugh! The start of your sleepless nights as a parent might start a little earlier than you originally anticipated!
Can’t seem to quench your thirst? It might be because you’re drinking for two now!
Early pregnancy diarrhea is unpleasant, but actually quite common when it comes to early pregnancy.
Or maybe you’re feeling a little backed up? Many mothers experience constipation in those early weeks!
16) Bloody Nose
Bloody noses are certainly common throughout all pregnancy, but some mothers could this lovely side effect pretty quickly.
17) Ears Plugged Up
I don’t usually get this until the second trimester, but it’s so miserable. Some ladies experience this sooner.
18) Cold and Flu Symptoms
Feeling like you got hit by a truck? While it certainly could just be the common cold or the flu, it could be pregnancy!
Pregnant brain is a real thing, and I swear it happens earlier and earlier with each child!
While many women get a few new blemishes with pregnancy due to the increase in hormones, some women will experience full on acne – even as one of their first symptoms!
21) Vaginal Discharge
An increase in discharge can be expected. If you notice anything that smells or looks funny, make sure to call your doctor!
22) Bleeding Gums
Pregnant women are much more susceptible to bleeding gums and gum disease during pregnancy. I noticed early on that my gums were bleeding like crazy (I actually ended up getting dental planning done on them, which did help. My gums were left in a bad state – partially due to all my morning sickness!)
I’ve found that using a good quality electric toothbrush and a good quality mout wash (if you can stand it) can make a world of difference.
23) Light Green Stool
24) Implantation Cramps
This may feel like your period is about to start, but if it doesn’t and you are experiencing menstrual like cramps, it could be because of implantation (which happens about 9 days after ovulation). It is also very common to feel cramping during the first few weeks as your uterus is starting to rapidly expand.
25) Vision Changes
26) Trouble Staying Asleep
This only gets worse the longer your pregnancy goes on!
27) Weight Gain
29) Can’t Stand Toothpaste
31) Brittle Nails
33) Carpal Tunnel
34) Darkened Areolas
This can happen pretty quickly after you conceive!
35) Cold Feet
You might literally have cold feet…or maybe might be feeling like you are second guessing whether or not you want to get pregnant!
37) Light Spotting
About 30% of women will experience implantation bleeding, which is associated with implantation. This can happen around the same time as the cramping I described above. It’s usually not very dark (it can be anywhere from pinkish to brown), and it’s usually a very small amount.
38) Darkening of Skin
This could be in small patches anywhere on your body!
39) Hot Flashes
40) Weird Dreams
Some women have a dream that they are pregnant – and that’s the first indicator to them that they are! Or dreams might just get weirder and weirder.
Can’t seem satiate your hunger? You might be pregnant!
42) Loss of Appetite
Or the opposite might happen. You might not be feeling morning sickness – just a general feeling of not being hungry.
44) Increased Urination
Pregnant women tend to pee a lot, and the early hormonal changes can make that start happening earlier than they realize.
45) Skin Breakouts
46) More Pronounced Veins
I had one in my face that appeared early on with my third pregnancy. You might see them in your face, your legs, your breasts, your chest…all over!
Don’t worry – just blame it on the baby!
50) False Period Signs
An impending period and early pregnancy feel very, very similar. You might think your period is about to start…and then it doesn’t. You could be pregnanct!
52) Itchy Skin
53) Sex Drive Change
Some women feel even more aroused when they get pregnant, while others can’t think of anything that they’d rather do less!
54) No pre-period Weight Gain
This was another thing that made me think I was pregnant with this baby. Usually a few days before my period begins, I will gain about three pounds. Well, in January, I noticed that I did not gain that expected three pounds I gain every month. I remember telling Forrest, “Well, I haven’t gained any weight. I think I might be pregnant!”
55) Cervix Height
This is another one that the jury is out on whether it’s an effective measurement..but your cervix height usually will drop right before your period starts, so if you are pretty good at regularly measuring it, you might be able to tell!
56) Quick to Cry
57) Strange Taste in your mouth
58) Super smell
Pregnant women are known for their super sense of smell. It’s pretty much a curse (I can’t even stand to go near the fridge or the sink when there are dirty dishes in them.) This starts very early with me, and if you are noticing smells a lot more, you might be pregnant!
59) Stuffed Up Nose
60) Tender Breasts
This was always a big one for me. I always have some breast tenderness before my period starts, but with pregnancy, it’s a whole different level. It’s like I can’t even be bumped accidentally without feeling really sore!
61) Runny Nose
62) Slowed Hair Growth
64) Tender Nipples
65) Can’t Stand the Smell Of Your Spouse or Child
66) Leg Cramps
If this happens to you, try to increase your magnesium intake!
67) Anxious Feelings
70) You Just Know
Sometimes, you just know. Without having any symptoms or a positive pregnancy test…you just know.
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Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is currently training to be a Certified Lactation Educator. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.
The first day of my last period was oct 18. It’s prolly been 2weeks since possible conception. The last few days I have had cloudy urine, light spotting, cramping, tired, congestion…
Is those early signs of being pregnant? Or to soon ?
It could definitely be signs of pregnancy!
Hello, it’s TMI but is Diarrhea or if it’s soften a sign? I’m sorry I feel silly.
It can be!
Lucia Ausiku says
Am bloating, constipated, headache and moody. Am late as well. Could I be pregnant?
Possibly – I would suggest taking a test 🙂
we have been trying for a second baby. I think I maybe pregnant as I feel different. I have taken 3 pregnancy test (before expected period still have two days until i an due) and they all said negative. I have been nauseous for about a week now. can i really be pregnant?
Emily Wyss says
My husband and I just started trying for our 2nd. This week I have had heartburn almost every day, which I rarely ever get. I got it a lot when I was pregnant with my son so it really makes me wonder. It took us over a year to get pregnant with him so I would be shocked if it happened on the first try. As I was reading your article I felt like I was writing it. My son’s name is Jack and I thought I was definitely not pregnant that month then the test was a big shock when it came out positive!
On May I have found out that I was pregnant of maybe 2 to 3 weeks s after I had miscarriage, then soon after was involved in sexual intercourse then the next day I drink morning after pills, so since then I was vomiting, had lost of appetite, hurt burn, bloating and I did not not see my period since then, so is it possible that I could be pregnant? And it’s now that I feel tight in breasts as I was used when I am going to see my period?
Is it normal to just feel like your body is changing after a week and is it normal for morning sickness to start within a week of conception? I feel so stupid for those questions🙄
Don’t feel stupid at all! Hormones change insanely fast during pregnancy – especially right after conception. It’s very normal to feel like your body is already changing.
8 days after ovulation I woke up in the middle of the night with a Charlie horse in my leg I sat up and just knew I was pregnant. The next morning I took a test a got a very faint positive I’ve never seen anything about Charlie horses being an early sign of pregnancy but I just knew.
Adewole Abiodun says
Having chest pain a week before period is to start, had dark spotting when wiped two days to period and nothing again,now am three days late , feeling lightheadness and nausea to hold on this week
Ashley Lopez says
My first indication is I constantly clean and spot lightly after urinating when wiping and never cramping. This time I know the spotting isn’t a light period.
I’ve been having most of these symptoms without the pukeing yet. Its been a week since i conceived is it normal to feel early symptoms in a week?
Yes, it’s normal to feel them early on 🙂
Doing a great job hear
Well been having high temperature after ovulation just this morning noticed bleeding gums which I have never had even with my 7yr old daughter.
Keeping fingers cross for the two weeks wait.
Best of luck!
Icey mercado says
Is hyper acidity possible sign of pregnancy?
Don’t take Tums! I know it can be tempting when you feel like there is a dragon in your chest but Tums or the like, can actually cause more acid to develop leading to a cycle of increasingly bad heart burn. It’s amazing that some OBs still recommend Tums as safe knowing that it only makes the problem last longer and get worse. Instead try Apple Cider Vinegar. It works like a charms without the long term side effects.
Thanks for the reminder of early symptoms! I’m 6 days before my missed period but I am having terrible bloating, gas, diarrhea, heartburn, nausea & vomiting. Basically every stomach issue possible. I’m hoping baby #4 is on the way!
Best of luck! I hope you are pregnant, too 🙂
How soon did you start feeling the heartburn? I’ve been having heartburn for like 4 days straight, and I’m late two days. We are trying to conceive, but I wasn’t sure how soon you felt your heartburn? (I’m not taking a test for another few days)
I felt my heart burn about a week or so before my missed period!
I don’t know if am expecting but am feeling burning inside my stomach, have missed my periods
I have a few quesitons. I received the depo shot once, back in January. Since then my cylce has yet to be normal. Well May 25th I started the longest bleeding cycle ever. This lasted until July 10th. I then went 21 days with no bleeding, and then, Bled lightly on August 2nd and 3rd. That was it! since the shot i’ve had one month of bleeding, and one without as a pattern. So when this lasted more than 31 days it was odd. Now the 2 day bleeding was the weirdest part. August 7th I started feeling nauseous, and cramps have appeared very severely on and off, the nausea has not gone away and it is now August 15th. (TMI)Diarrhea has been a factor for about two weeks now as well and I just feel AWFUL. My sex drive has raised a ton and I constantly feel hungry. Negative test. Could I still be pregnant? Ive had 3 kids already but I’m not sure if this is the depo still messing with me, or if this will be the real thing. I want it so bad……
Nina Garcia says
I am 43 years old, had my tubes clamped about 12 years ago. I currently am about 7 days late have nausea and swollen breast. I am clearly in denial but what would your opinion be? All information is helpful. Thank you
It’s certainly possible, but the only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.
Catherine Alexander says
Katie i just turned 34 and have been trying …..for the last few weeks ive had nausea like crazy, ive also been overly emotional and my cat has been acting strange. This article really helps because some of the symptoms im having i dont remember having before
Amanda Martin says
My cousin who are newly married and they are planning for their first baby. I am going to share it with her. Hope so she will be benefited from here. Thanks for the sharing this with lots of helpful information.
Could I be pregnant?? I’m having breast tenderness some fatigue and also acid reflex/ frequent ruination and very light headache..I’m 3 days late on my period..and hungry but when I eat I can only eat a little bit..
You could be – definitely take a pregnancy test!
Tums are not good for anybody let alone a pregnant mama. They rob the body of calcium. Safe alternatives are lemon juice, baking soda, or apple cider vinegar in a glass of water.
Just passing on the information my doctor gave me 🙂 I always encourage people to discuss treatments with their doctor <3
Rebekah Woods says
I am due to get my period on Monday, February 26; however, yesterday, Wednesday, February 21st, I felt like I was sure enough going to start bleeding that second all day. I was so bloated it wasn’t even funny. I am very dry and have had nothing. I took a pregnancy test and it came back negative. Thoughts??? Thanks
That would be a little bit early to take a pregnancy test. If you still haven’t gotten your period today, I would definitely test again.
Greeting Rebekah, I’m on the same boat as you. I’m 10 days late (-) test at 1 day late and today. Dr. Wouldn’t do blood test instead put me on 2 week wait. Nervous and scared due to my age ?almost 46 years old. Good luck to you.
My period comes like clockwork and I’m late too but have tested (-) several times as well. I’ve decided to wait a week or two longer to go for a blood test.
Have been SUPER bloated, but haven’t noticed anything else out of the ordinary.
This would be my first pregnancy and I’m 46 yrs old. Feeling extremely excited at the prospect as it wasn’t expected!
I had my menses 26th of january , then i had sex on the 8 of February on the 9th i saw blood and was having cramps and it lasted for three days. I tested n it was negative. But i tested too early could it be im pregnant.
I have had all of these symptoms and then some. sharp pains in my right shoulder at night and just being super uncomfortable pretty much all the time. I’ve talked to my doctor but i don’t know if i should be alarmed with my intense should pain
Hmmm pain in the right shoulder can be indicative of a gall bladder problem.
Have heartburn weird smells of fried food recently boobs hurt. urinating frequently eating alot recently i had a day of cramping. Its been 20 yrs since i was last pregnant?could i be?still havent gotten a early period since it comes irregularly sometimes during last week into the first week of the month.
You definitely could be. I would take a pregnancy test!
Hi,i been hoping to get pregnant this year and herw’s my story.
Last Dec.19,2017 i got my early period and ends only 3days was Dec.22,2017 supposed to be my periods longed maximum 7days including my spotting,but that time it really stop with in three days no more spotting…i been confused first time happened.And then Jan.09,2018 when i was at work went to the bathroom to pee i saw a small spot of blood i was thinking that what?does my period it on the way…so i wait to get home and put pads..then there is no blood,so i removed my pads then evrytime i pee there is a small amount of blood then i leave it just wearing my panties no pads at all and there is little amount on my panties afterwards and i think it longed 3-4 or 5 days not sure about that…so i been thinking it was the first time happened to me…that my period been like that…so i been talked to my partner and he said lets try to get a test and we did but its negative results..then we been wait another week and try again but it still negative…i feel cramping,even not comfortable,specially in my lover back hips it was paining ,then also my nipples i’ve never see my nipples like this before its alway hard and sensitive…even headache,…i dont know hoping that you can give me an answer and suggestion.thank you.
At this point I would recommend going into your OBGYN and getting a blood test done 🙂
BEATRICE PEDRO says
I saw my last period October 15th, 2017. I was supposed to see the next one November 12th, but i didn’t see it, so i took a pregnancy Test, it was POSITIVE. On 20th of that same November, i spotted. Then on the 7th of December, I started Spotting again with CLOT, so I went to the Hospital and the Doctor told me there was no problem, that the Spotting I am experiencing is IMPLANTATION BLEEDING, that I should go home, so I left. The Bleeding continued for a MONTH and THREE WEEKS, so i went back to the Hospital and Doctor asked me to take another PEGNANCY TEST, and i did. so the Doctor asked me to registered for Athinenta, and I did. When the Bleeding finally stopped, i did a Home Test and a Blood Test, it was NAGETIVE, not knowing that i have already MISCARRIAHE. Remember, the Bleeding started December 7th 2017 to January 28th, 2018. So on 25th of February, i saw my period and it Rushed normal and ended normal, but on the 12th of MARCH it came out again instead of 24th, it did not Rush like my normal Period but it also ended for 4days. Right now I am having Headache,Flu, Temperature, Breast Heaviness. So, I don’t know if the last period was Implantation Bleeding or not. And I don’t know why the Periods seemed to take another different Shape all together. Someone should Help me out.Thanks.
I’m sorry to hear of your troubles! That does sound like a period to me, but the only way to find out is through a pregnancy test.
I am 18 years old, and I have been really tired, i feel extremely hungry but eat like 3 bites of something, terrible cramping on lower stomach, head aches, and feel so bloated. Am I pregnant? Please help! I took 2 tests both were negative, but I think I took them way too early .
You could be! I recommend waiting until your missed period to take a test.
I have irregular period, my last period was January 20th, I took ovulation tests and I was ovulating, on those days I had unprotected sex. I took blood work to check if I’m pregnant and it came back negative. Can it be that I took the test too early ?
I am having all the symptoms except sore breast . I also have missing period for 2 days now and I never miss my period for a year now. still am still scared of taking a test because we have been praying for this for the past 7 mouth . I pray is pregnant. I love this site for the fact that you do reply everyone . thanks for the time you spend wit us
I hope that you got the positive test you were looking for 🙂
Hi ladies Im having most of the symptoms. ..except sore breast …I’m qeazy in my tummy I feel bloated …indigestion ….blockade nose …headaches…sore back and a missed period in December ….I’m afraid of taking a test …as I’ve been trying to fall pregnant for 5 years now after i had a mis at 4 months ….been through a lot of test that came out negative ….there was no real reason about how I miscarried just that I’m a O- blood type and we have issues ….I loved this Site so informative …please advise if I should take a test and when?
Many tests you can take a few days before your missed period. However, I always wait until a day after.
I’ve only been pregnant twice so far (this will be my first birth though if it holds) and I’ve noticed that for me I get EXTREMELY clumsy (like throw my hands up, I’m done just admit me already kind of clumsy) even with the simplest and silly things and then not to long (about 2 days) after this starts, my dog gets super clingy and needy for attention. This is all about a week before I can take a test.
Well me and my fiance have been trying and not even a couple days ago my stomach was smaller and not as hard when i would i apply pressure. I took one of the first signal pregnancy tests and i didnt see a second line but when i took ot apart there was a second line. Im have a lot of these symptoms as in moodier, itchy, tired, hungry but not hungry, my stomach has fat that like folds over from the bottom of my bellybutton to my vagina. And that wasnt there a couple days ago. Im thinking im pregnant but now sure. Im 6 days away from my period. I havent spotted yet unless bleeding for four days and then stopping when you go for like 8 days is considered spotting please help me understand. Im having so many of these symptoms.
Hmm, I would definitely talk to a doctor! Usually a pregnancy test won’t work until after your missed period, too. I wouldn’t trust what it looked like after you took it apart 🙂
Susan George says
Thank u so much for sharing this info
Amber Horath says
Well, with me I had no idea, because I was dealing with a cyst on my right ovary. So it was normal to me to have missed periods. I would get it early, get it a few days late, get it a wk or 2 late.. but when I look back…
My subway tasted bland… I would get pissy so fast over the smallest things… super emotional…
And why I didn’t think I was pregnant was because I get super emotional around my period and hormonal.. so it was like nah I couldn’t be.. I was cramping I was like ik definitely gonna start my period any day.
My friend convinced me to take a test.. I waited 2 mins looked at the test.. nothing showed up handed it to my friend and the line started to appear when she was holding it. I was in shock… I was like no way… no way… my fiance and I only had (sorry tmi) 1 time the month before. It’s true it only takes 1 time to get pregnant.
I drink alot of coffee.. Lol that being said I have been waking up to pee and have too pee 10 minutes after I pee especially at night which is unusual for me.. my boyfriend and I had sex around the time I assume I was fertile .. my period isn’t due for 6 to7 more days I have also been constipated (due to drinking coffee that never happens lol) I have also had to ask my boyfriend to get me tums as I had heartburn and bloating .. we don’t want kids but I have a feeling I may be pregnant.
One boob is sore but that’s normal before my period as I normally don’t have PMS until a day or 2 before my period.
Ashley Espinosa says
I have a question for a while now I’ve been experiencing more heartburn nausea and some days vomiting and just plain sick and more tired than usual I have not started my period but took a pregnancy test and it came out negative. Could I still possibly be pregnant or crazy?
I am reading this because I think I may be pregnant, I have had a period since the time I would have conceived but I have several symtoms of pregnancy: acne, bloating, fatigue, heightened smell, frequent urination, tender breast, and another one that isn’t mentioned much… its probably tmi but I typically have a high sex drive, consistantly, and for the past several days I haven’t wanted to do anything sexual at all…. is that normal? Idk if I’m being paranoid or if I’m pregnant…
My husband and I were pregnant back in May 2015 but had to have an abortion due to medical issues the baby had. Here it is almost 2yrs later and we have not been lucky enough to become pregnant again. We’ve been trying since Oct 2015. I’ve experienced some of the signs mentioned in this blog before but still no baby. I could remember my first pregnancy, I was 13wks never was sick or felt any symptoms. I just so happen to take a test just because I knew we were trying. Now I’m seeing a Fertility Dr. They’ve discovered some scar tissue that may be causing our issue. This may be out of the subject but just curious if any one has gone through this or knows anyone. I’m set to have it removed April 5. Nervous and just praying this is the cause of many months of not getting the positive lines my husband and I have been waiting for. Thanks
Hi, Roxy! I haven’t experienced this, but I do know that some women have trouble conceiving due to scar tissue. I hope that is the answer to you being able to conceive again!
Ali F says
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2 years ago my sweet husband had a vasectomy, year later I became pregnant. Unfortunately I had a miscarriage at 12 weeks, embryo was only at 8 weeks though, wasn’t able to get in for my first appointment due to no health insurance yet. We were in between jobs. My husband then had another vasectomy few months later. 11 months later here we are pregnant again!! I am at 5 weeks 5 days along. The first miscarriage I had really really sore boobs. This one I don’t, it makes me nervous as ever. I do have a few of your symptoms. Heartburn, boobs are little swollen, can hardly wear a bra the pressure around my mid section is restraining, bloody nose on occasion, acne and little bloating oh and headaches. I am glad I found your site feeling a little more reassured . Doc is going to put me on Progesterone Monday, taking more prenatal add one this time too. I have two weeks till I can’t get in for my first appointment to hear heartbeat. Oh and haven’t been able to tell my husband due to he works out of town. Surprise!! Trying not to stress, please pray for Us. I really think God has a plan for us to be a bigger family don’t think he wants us to be done yet. P.s I have an amazing 7 year old boy that keeps asking for a brother or a sister?. I do know I am at high risk due to that I am almost 44. Deep breaths, stay calm.. Thanks for listening.
Thank you for sharing your experience! It certainly does seem as if God has a plan for your little family. I will certainly be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that this pregnancy will be uneventful for you 🙂 My mom had a baby at 42 (7 years after me – I’m the next closest in age to him), and he’s one of my best friends.
Hello, I am a 43 year old mom with a 6 year old son. I was told at 18 I would never have children due to poly cystic ovary, endo dimetriosis and one functional ovary. Proved then wrong and have my wonderful son, 2 years later I had no idea wasn’t feeling well so had gone to ER found out I was pregnant, however due to unfortunate circumstances I had a miscarriage. I should also note my first pregnancy was very high risk due to high blood pressure and other complications. Well now I and 5 days late for my period and I am always to day, even second each month…. always right on time! The last few days I have a very mature appetite, severe nausea and extreme heartburn at night with that horrible burning in my throat and have to sleep sitting up. Unfortunately due to many medical issues I am undergoing, needing double knee replacement, hip replacement, can’t even walk I am very scared how this could effect me still having the extreme high blood pressure. Thank you for listening, just a concerned women in my 40’s.
I’ve been super emotional all through my pregnancy. I was absolutely sobbing over the littlest thing before I found out I was pregnant & couldn’t figure out why I was so upset. Lo and behold-my hormones were already going crazy!
I believe it! Those hormones can go crazy early and fast! Congratulations 🙂
I have most of these symptoms. I am 3 days late on my period. And I started having bad cramping this morning. Extremely moodiness and anxiety also. Took pregnancy text it was negative. The waiting game is so hard!
I know how hard it is! I hope that you had some good luck since you commented 🙂
My confirmed pregnant friend craved spicy food. And I hated spicy food and now I can’t get enough of it. I suspect I am but I haven’t tested yet. And I’ve had a bunch of symptoms listed above
You never know! Every woman is so different =)
Ms. Jones says
My sister told me she knew during sex that she had become pregnant. I thought she was crazy until it happened to me. This is embarrassing to tell, but it was the only time I actually felt the semen entering me. Somehow I knew I had just gotten pregnant.
I believe it! I have heard of people who knew from the moment they conceived they were pregnant!
Sandra Azar says
i got depressed when we tried long 8 months and didn’t conceived. i almost gave up and at the 9th month i became know about my pregnancy through stick test but my only early symptom was constipation!
Great list! I suffered with infertility and had several miscarriages along the way. We quit “trying” to have a baby over 10 years ago. I had been 40 a few months and since I have PCOS it didn’t occur to me that I could be pregnant, because it is normal to have spotting and cramping with no real period for months on end. I also traveled internationally and was EXHAUSTED, but I blamed jet lag. My face was breaking out A LOT, but I blamed stress. It wasn’t until I was on an international flight back home and I had to get up and pee ALL the time, SO much more than normal, and I hardly had been drinking anything at all on the plane. I got home was still exhausted, was still cramping but no period, still had my face breaking out and then realized that my boobs were hurting SO badly. I put all of these symptoms together and thought surely not. I took a pregnancy test, first one in over a decade and sure enough I was pregnant!! Nine weeks to be exact. I had that little fellow almost 5 months ago and am still in complete shock that I got pregnant!! LOL
What a great story – I’m so glad you were able to have your little baby 🙂
I knew I was pregnant the second I started craving yellow mustard! It was like I could not get enough of it; and I hate mustard!
So funny! I think that’s definitely a sign – when something you don’t like normally sounds great (and vice versa – I couldn’t stand some of my favorite foods pretty early on!)
Could you plz reply to my concern as spon as possible..well i am on a treatmnt coz i was a pcos pateint n my leutinizing hormone was high hence doc gave me burth control pills fr 21 days and then i got my periods afte 4 dsys of completing my birth control pills last mnth cycle date was 1st march howevr fron day 2 of my cycle i was on clomiphene 100mg on my 15th day of cycle i had an ultrascan where my dominant follicle seemed to grow just 8.7mm then later my doc suggested me to meet evry alternate days just askin me not to loose hope as next cycle she wud try me with some injections to grow those follicles so that i ovulate.but today 6th april 2018 its 9th day delay for my periods..m tired all the time .hoping god to show miracle.could i be pregnant???i am kinde worried.shall i take a preg test???
If your period is delayed, definitely take a pregnancy test!
Omg that is exactly how my first pregnancy was! I don’t really like mustard, but one day I practically ate an all mustard sandwich!
That’s so crazy how the body works this way… I normally like ranch, anyway, but when I was pregnant in 2016 (lost the baby very early in the pregnancy-about 5-6 weeks), I had to have ranch with ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING!! Also, I was about 2-3 weeks along and had no idea I could even get pregnant (endometriosis & family history), when the pepperoni pizzas from dominoes that I had been scarfing down all the time, suddenly tasted and smelled HORRIBLE! Like rancid ham or something. I just thought I was sick of them! Then 2+ weeks later, after multiple trips to the ER due to pain near my gallbladder, I got a BFP when they made me take another PT before sending me in for a CT! Hope everyone is happy and healthy! Thanks for sharing your experiences!
Wow! That is crazy! I bet that was an exciting surprise though to find out you were pregnant!
OMG. I did this with my first pregnancy….and I had mustard the other day….
Last year we had two miscarriage (I was 34yrs old so I’m no spring chicken). Since then we have taken the steps needed to have a healthy pregnancy. We have spent 8+ months getting my body ready, taking the prenatals/folic acid/baby asprin/progesterone the nurse recommended I try to “make my uterus a hospitable home”, lol! I stumbled across your page – I didn’t have any symptoms like the ones I’m experiencing now last year.
It made me feel good to know that some of your early symptoms are what I am feeling now. I took a pregnancy test over 2 weeks ago, got a strong positive and I have my first appointment next week (7weeks according to first day of LMC). The symptoms of acne, “just knowing”, headaches, and severe nausea (which i didn’t have for either 2 miscarriages), a high basal body temperature…. all of which I felt before the test — soI hope this means this pregnancy will stick.
Cool website, great content.
Thank you for sharing your journey.
Thank you for sharing! I hope that your pregnancy goes well 🙂
I have most of these symptoms. I took a test and it said negative. And my period hasn’t started yet.
I think I am about experience being pregnant for the third time. Lol. I am ALL the above. And since its been awhile since I have been pregnant, I wanted to read someone elses symptoms to remind me if it’s in my head or what? I have 5 days till I can take a home pregnancy test. But all the symptoms are right
On. So guess we are expecting again! Ahhhh! This happended fast! We were hoping to “practice” safely for a year but well someone is extremly fertile! ?
Congratulations!! That waiting period before you can take the pregnancy test is torture. Best of luck with the pregnancy!
Charlee @ Humble in a Heartbeat says
With my first, I had NO idea I was pregnant even though we had been trying for nearly a year. I missed my period and took a test about a week later. The day after the positive pregnancy test was when the nausea and vomiting started. With my second I had NO idea I was pregnant again, but this time because we weren’t even trying. The nausea started and that’s when I took a pregnancy test. Sure enough! I’m not always aware of what’s going on with my body, but a missed period and/or nausea will definitely make me suspicious!
Chelsea @ Life With My Littles says
This is such a great list! When we were trying to get pregnant with Little J, I knew I was pregnant because of these things!