Post # 1
My doctor put me on a continuous pill where I won’t have a period (due to some feminine troubles), but not having a period weirds me out as far as possible pregnancy goes. He told me that if I was overly concerned that I could take a pregnancy test each month just to ease my mind. I am just wondering how women “know” they are pregnant aside from missing their periods. It seems like pregnancy has a lot of the same symptoms as PMS (and as the pill I am on). Ladies, how did you know you were pregnant besides the missing period? Thanks in advance. 🙂
Post # 3
@PilotsGirl56: My only real clue was a pain in my lower right abdomen that was there only during sex (a little later on, it was more pronounced more often, and it has pretty much gone away now, but I only felt it during sex for the first week and a half.) Otherwise, I had no other symptoms. I found out I was due before AF, so my regular AF symptoms hadn’t shown, but that wasn’t surprising.
Post # 4
very sore breasts, having to pee all the time, extreme fatigue, some people have implantation bleeding (light spotting)
Post # 5
It’s funny. I have two little girls, and BOTH times I was pregnant I was 100% that I WASN’T pregnant! Lol, the sore boobs and PMS symptoms came a couple weeks after I found out. At the time I took the pregnancy tests, I had no symptoms at all!
Post # 6
My nipples were sore–I had never experienced that as a part of PMS.
I also could not stand the smell of coffee and had bad headaches–these all came before my BFP.
Post # 7
I’ve never been pregnant, but I completely agree with you about bring freaked out without getting the confirmation that you aren’t pregnant every month (even though I know a “period” on the pill isn’t a real period). I know people who test every few months just in case. You can buy cheap multi packs of tests on Amazon for peace of mind.
Post # 8
By 5 weeks (one week after my missed period) I had gone up an entire cup side, had severe heartburn after everything I ate, woke up 4x a night to go to the bathroom, and couldn’t stop vomitting all day. I knew before I missed my period because I could tell things were really starting to change. Could you go on a pill like Seasonale where you would get your period every 3 months just so that you would know?
Post # 9
I knew I was pregnant when I took a test the day I was supposed to get my period. The only reason I was testing was because we were trying, but I honestly expected it to be negative- my symptoms didn’t show up until week 6 or so. Even then, it was just sore breasts, which I would have during AF.
I would have your man wrap it up if you want to be fail-safe. Use condoms unless you both don’t mind if you happened to get pregnant.