Early pregnancy symptoms before BFP

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Post # 17
1978 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

the very first super early symptom i had was around 11-12 DPO. My sense of smell was SO effed up to the point of certian things made me nauseous feeling, granted i work in a kitchen for a living so it was a super obvious symptom that day. I took a pregnancy test the next morning and got my first positive. 

But the off sense of smell symptom literally only lasted one day then disappeared. 

Post # 18
6411 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

First, good luck and I hope you get your BFP!

However, PPs are correct that there is absolutely nothing in your body to cause symptoms until hormone levels are high enough to register positive on a test. Looking back, almost anyone can “remember” things that were different or unusual in the first days after an egg was fertilized, but the reality is that your body doesn’t even know that until it implants. So those “symptoms” are either imagined or coincidences.

With all my pregnancies, I did have a very strong feeling immediately after the BD that resulted in pregnancy; for lack of a better word, I “knew” I was pregnant. But I also realize that’s completely impossible and nothing more than a coincidence. Indeed, an egg could not even have been fertilized at that point, so there were not even any symptoms to spot.

Post # 21
1808 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

With my first pregnancy, my left boob became noticeably huge a couple days before my bfp.  Why only the left?  No idea, but it’s still way bigger 4 years later.  In subsequent pregnancies, my main symptom has been crying over something stupid the day before the bfp.  Hormones are weird. 

Post # 22
585 posts
Busy bee

Sounds like you could test anytime if you are at 12dpo+…fingers crossed for you!

Post # 23
2492 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

lovetotravel02092017 :  I had no symptoms and did not symptom spot. Pregnancy symptoms did not surface until well past I knew I was already pregnant. The symptoms are essentially the same as having a period but if you’re looking for something you can believe you feel/gave anything. When I thought I was pregnant I was not.

Post # 24
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My first sign is dislocations. EVERY. SINGLE. PREGNANCY. Then super greasy hair, cramps, acne, and fatigue with this one. Good luck!

Post # 25
92 posts
Worker bee

What clued me in before my BFP was very sore boobs, a bit of nausea and a sudden super sense of smell. And Too Much Information but I also started farting for two basically from implantation until DD’s birth. I waited until my period was a day late to test. Fingers crossed for you! 🙂

Post # 26
1698 posts
Bumble bee

Constipation. I’ve never had issues with it. Sometimes it would happen around ovulation, but only last a few days. The month I was pregnant I was constipated the whole month. To the point that it was getting very uncomfortable. I did also have enlarged, tender breasts, but thats very typical for me during PMS. The night before I tested positive I had horrendous lower back pains like I do when my period is about to come. I tested the next afternoon after a 30 minute hold and got a blazing positive. For reference, I also tested 5 days prior and had a BFN. I swear within 24 hours of my positive the heartburn and the HOTTTT started.

Post # 27
249 posts
Helper bee

I found out between my 5th and 6th week (can’t remember exactly when) with a pee on a stick test because I had super sore boobs. Honestly I had no symptoms other than that at that point. Baby dust!

Post # 28
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I am having a lot of the same symptoms as you OP. Cramping, twinges around 7-9 DPO, super bloated/gassy, burping a lot, some heartburn and indigestion (which I’ve never had), bouts of nausea, some pain in boobs, and I never experience these things when PMS’ing. I’m 11 DPO and tested the past few days, both negative. I’ve also noticed that my BBT is beginning to drop, though it’s still above the cover line. I hope our bodies aren’t just playing tricks on us! 

Post # 29
8434 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

My digestive system has basically shut down, bloating, constipation, cramps (I thought it was just my IBS) and getting dizzy when I stand up. 

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