(Closed) What was the first indication you were pregnant?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: What was your first sign of pregnancy?
    Missed Period : (32 votes)
    26 %
    Breast Tenderness : (25 votes)
    20 %
    Fatigue : (14 votes)
    11 %
    Nausea (Morning Sickness) : (12 votes)
    10 %
    Dizziness/Fainting : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Food Aversions/Cravings : (0 votes)
    Frequent Urination : (4 votes)
    3 %
    Sensitivity to Smells : (6 votes)
    5 %
    Heartburn Constipation : (6 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 62
    1272 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Annie624:  hi – i’ll be the debbie downer here (or you might like to think of me as the ‘realistic fairy’ haha) but if your period isn’t due until Thursday, and you posted this on Saturday (or Friday?? i’m in a different timezone), then it is highly unlikely you’d be experiencing any symptoms yet, as implantation wouldn’t have occured when you were getting them. Not to say you won’t get a BFP later in the week, but I doubt that what you were experiencing was related.

    However, this thread was very interesting to read, so thanks for starting it!! Although, you’ve just fuelled my own symptom spotting… It is important to note that lots of women had to miss a period or get a BFP before they ‘knew’ though.

    All the best!!

    Post # 63
    387 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    For me, missed period followed by absolute exhaustion! 

    Post # 64
    9135 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    I was exhausted about a week after conception.  I slept all the time.  I even passed out on the carpet in front of the t.v. one night.  For some reason I didn’t get the clue.

    The first symptom that made me realize I should test was constipation.  I woke up one morning and couldn’t poo.  Then I realized my breasts were really heavy and tender and there were blue veins like a roadmap popping out all over my breasts.  Plus I was really, really hot like I had a fever.  I took the test and it turned dark blue as soon as the pee hit the test line.

    Post # 65
    966 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    About 5 days before my missed period I felt queasy on and off, never actually getting sick.  Then 3 days before the missed period I was super tired and had a headache.  The day before my expected period I took a test and it was positive.  

    Post # 66
    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    For me, it was breast tenderness about a week before my period was due. I remember that weekend, I could barely wear a bra they hurt so much. I went about my week until about Wednesday when I finally tested to a faint positive. I didn’t get my missed period until 6 days after the breast tenderness.

    Post # 67
    413 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I checked other because my first sign was extreme bloating to the point that nothing would help. I started remembering I had the same thing happen when I found out I was pregnant with Dear Daughter. Just got my BFP on Saturday for #2!!!

    Post # 68
    7152 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My first sign was a stretching feeling in my lower adbomen. Teh next was fatigue, for sure.

    Post # 70
    199 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I checked “other” as it was the a combination of fatigue and missed period for me, though I originally blamed the former on a pain medication I was taking when I was recovering from a cyst removal from my lower back as said medication included the “may cause drowsiness” disclaimer. (Either I had yet to conceive when I had the cyst removed or I wasn’t far enough along for it to show up in the results.) I think I had two or three “negative” tests before I landed a positive.  I tested positive about three or four days after what was supposed to be the start of my period for April on one of those home tests and got it confirmed at a local clinic two days later. Oh, and Fiance had a gut feeling I was pregnant prior to us knowing for sure.

    Post # 71
    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Killer cramps.

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