When did you know?

posted 1 year ago in Pregnancy
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Honey bee

I knew when my period didn’t show up. :) Seriously, I had no symptoms or weird gut feelings. We weren’t trying very hard so I didn’t suspect anything until my period was a day late and my temp was still elevated. So I took a test.

If your period is due in two weeks, you’d likely be ovulating around now. 

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Helper bee

I didn’t know until my period was a week late – I was coming off the pill, so I didn’t think much of being late. I was riding in the car and had a twinge of nausea, which I thought may have been from having a couple drinks from the night before, even though it would take a lot more than 2 drinks to affect me like that! I knew I had to POAS when later that night, when for the 3rd night in a row my nipples were really sore and my stomach was in knots.

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Bumble bee

@iheartnerds:  this!  I had way less “pregnancy symtpoms” the cycle I got pregnant than I ever did even on cycles when I was on the pill and thought OMG I DIDN’T MISS A PILL BUT HOLY CRAP I FEEL PREGNANT SO I MUST BE PREGNANT! Lol…

You *might* have some symptoms a few days before your period is due, but until then, your body doesn’t even really know it’s pregnant yet and is just gearing up for a normal period.  The signal to not get your period starts when the embryo attaches to your uterus (earliest is 6 days past when you ovulate) and starts pumping out Hcg to tell your corpus luteum to hang around and keep making progesterone instead of dying off and getting your period.  

I also only suspected I was maybe pregnant because of my temp staying elevated.  Heck, I even thougt I started my period because of implantation bleeding!  I had pretty much NO pregnancy symptoms whatsoever until I was well into my 5th week.  I kept taking tests to reassure myself that yes, I am indeed pregnant. haha!

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Buzzing bee

I found a thread on another site with the same question and many women responding that they knew pretty much right after ovulation/conception. Many report small twinges in the lower abdomen, feelings of dizziness, mild nausea, breast tenderness. One woman said her mother told her she was pregnant before she even could test and she was. And some say they just knew, they felt different, can’t really explain how, but just did. I was looking because I was wondering the same thing. Last month I knew for sure that I was NOT pregnant. This month is different, but it’s also the 2nd cycle off BC so it just might be more adjusting. I refuse to test before I’m late for AF so I’ll be symptom spotting until then lol. I had a dream the night before last in which I told my sister that this was the cycle, I just “knew” I was pregnant… eeeeeek. 

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Buzzing Beekeeper

@SaraP2012:  That would be some crazy intuition!  If you’re 14 days out from your period, you ovulated like yesterday, or haven’t even yet, since most luteal phases are 11-14 days. 

I started to wonder around 10 days past ovulation, when my boobs were so sore, and I felt more emotional than I usually do with PMS.

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Bee Keeper

I had ZERO symptoms!  I had a hunch, since I charted my temp, but other than that I was super shocked when I saw the second line.  I was so sure my cramps were PMS cramps that I bought a box of tampons & a bottle of wine…

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Blushing bee

I took a test because I was late for my period. I had ovulated late that month and thought there was no way possible I was pregnant because my luteal phase was so short. Sure enough, 5 days after my missed period, I got a BFP. I didn’t get any pregnancy symptoms until week 6 when my boobs started getting really sore. Then week 7 I started getting the nausea!

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Bee Keeper

If you are two weeks from your missed period then most likely you are ovulating now and implantation has not yet occured. I started to get this strange heartburn at 12dpo and had this weird feeling I was pregnant. I got a very faint line that day. Good luck and make sure you baby dance as you could be ovulating now or in the next few days. 

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Bumble bee

I knew at 8dpo, when I got a faint positive test. We were trying to conceive and my husband talked me into taking a test early haha.

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Busy bee

I knew at 6DPO. I woke up in the middle of the night with this warm tingling feeling in my uterus and then I had pinching cramps all day for two days after. I had to wait a while longer for a BFP, but I just knew.

Good luck. :)

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Busy bee

I had a feeling at around 4DPO when I had a pain in my stomach and my boobs were SUPER sore. Officially got a positive at 13DPO.

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Sugar bee

I’ve “just known” about five times now, and I’ve never been pregnant.

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Busy bee

I had a very strong suspicion a couple of days before AF was due, when my temperature was still elevated and my usual PMS symptoms hadn’t started.  So I guess for me, aside from the temperatures, it was a lack of symptoms that tipped me off.  I got a faint BFP the first time I tested, at 11 DPO.

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Buzzing bee

I actually had a gut feeling I was – I drove to the store to pick up a pregnancy test, was too nervous to take one, so I turned back around and went home. Sat at home for a few minutes and felt like I had to go back to the store and buy one. Sure enough, it was positive!

Other than the gut feeling, I had weird twinges in my lower abdomen and I fell asleep in a movie theatre at 7 pm a few days before (that never happens to me). The other symptoms didn’t come until a couple weeks later.

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