Post # 1
Hey bees! I have a few questions that I’m hoping some of you may be able to answer. I got married back in December, we weren’t trying to conceive but we weren’t exactly trying not to. I had my cycle December 31st-Jan 3 and ovulated at my peak on the 15th.
My period was due the 28th. I got all the same symptoms. I craved chocolate, had really intense cramps and even had the spotting right before like normal. Then, I woke up the next morning and all of my period symptoms had stopped. I waited until the 4th and when my period didn’t show up I took a pregnancy test. It was positive, and so were the other 3 I took.
Is it normal to have the symptoms of your cycle and be pregnant? I’ve never gone through this before so I’m looking for some help.
Post # 3
I’m not sure, as I have never been pregnant, so apologize for being useless, BUT wanted to say congratulations!!!!!!! 🙂
Post # 4
Congrats!! That’s very normal – pregnancy symptoms are very similar to PMS symptoms.
Post # 5
@firsttimemom: Yes it’s normal. Alot of “symptoms” I had when I PMS I felt in a stronger intensity my entire pregnancy. Even the spotting is completely normal, and you may have it a time or two during your pregnancy. YOu can spot when you conceive and throughout the pregnancy due to rough intercourse or due to your uterus stretching.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park
Same here. Was CONVINCED I was starting my cycle, and whaddya know, a positive test! I still get cramps, that are exactly like period cramps. Maybe around 5-10 minutes every day, some days more than others. So don’t worry about that either
Post # 8
Yes, very normal! Congratulations!
Post # 9
Really? Why does your body go through the cramps while you’re pregnant? Is it the uterus trying to expand or something?
Post # 10
Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I think why you cramp is because the placenta is attaching to the wall of the uterus.
My friend went through a similar situation. She was on BC and used a condom and BAM! Prego. She had bad cramping and other signs too. She took 3 tests, all were positive.
It took her a long, long time to get used to the idea because they were not trying at all. But now she’s excited. 🙂
Post # 11
Awesome!! Congrats to you! If I remember correctly, everything you are feeling is normal. With my son, I spotted three months in a row! Even after I found out ( that I was pregnant), I still found it hard to believe with the spotting. In any case, I have a very healthy little boy 🙂
Post # 12
Yes, I’m pretty sure intense cramps around that time are the result of implantation. Congratulations, firsttimemom!!
Post # 13
Congrats! Like a PP said, it’s your uterus stretching out from the size of a fist, only to get bigger. 🙂
Post # 14
Thanks everyone! DH came home today and got me the “What to Expect” book. He said it was an early valentine’s present :)Being pregnant is a fascinating thing…
Post # 15
aww how sweet of him….Congrats!!
Post # 16
Mine were all the same, EXCEPT my breasts got bigger and hurt more than usual, and I didn’t get my monthly pre-menstrual migraine. Completely normal. 🙂 Congratulations! I hope you don’t get the morning (all day) sickness that I am (hopefully) just now getting over!