(Closed) When & how did you know?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 31
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Bee Keeper

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chelseanhilliard :  For me I kept feeling like I was getting my period but it was softer not nearly as painful cramps and that’s when I was pregnant.  I would get the cramps for about a week.  With my period it just has about an hour of cramps before I started that’s how I knew the difference between pregnancy and period.

Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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chelseanhilliard :  This will be boring, but I didn’t know until I looked at the test. Any ‘symptoms’ were just like I was going to get my period – sore boobs, feeling bloated, a bit emotional. It was a complete surprise and I was jst taking the test as a routine thing since I have PCOS and periods are super irregular.

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I was actually nauseous Sept 9, had implantation bleeding Sept 10, and by Sept 14 had a faint positive that was confirmed with FMU on Sept 15. People told me “you couldn’t possibly know” and “pregnancy symptoms are period symptoms” but I knew that I didn’t normally spot a week before my period and I didn’t usually feel nauseous the week before my period was due. It was actually satisfying when I got my BFP because so many people posted on my thread that I should stop symptom spotting, but I knew 😉

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

I had spotting, my nipples were sore and I had cramping, but honestly I just thought my body was being weird, although DH was convinced I was pregnant…he was right! 

Post # 35
508 posts
Busy bee

Yeah OP, sorry, but you are way too early to possibly know or really even have symptoms. But test at 10-12 DPO.

I am 4 dpo and nothing noticeable of course, although I definitely had cramping (from ovulation itself) earlier this week. Best to just wait it out and test. No use in symptom spotting and going crazy.

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee

I know it’s easy to symptom spot, but you’re genuinely too early for symptoms. Unfortunately any symptoms at this point probably mean AF is coming. But test at 10-12 DPO and see what it says!

I didn’t have any symptoms until after getting my BFP, and I didn’t test until 18 DPO. 

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

I tested and I knew, no symptoms at all! I had cramping the afternoon of my bfp at 9DPO then tender boobs a few days after that, all before my period was due!

Post # 39
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was temping and charting so I first tested on 9 DPO when my period usually comes (short luteal phase!). Extraordinarily faint positive, so tested with SMU and got the most squintiest squinter. Tested each day after and the line got darker. Started feeling queasy in the morning around 12 DPO, but nothing that would have tipped me off if I wasn’t trying to get pregnant. Full symptoms kicked in at 4.5 weeks. 

Post # 40
1188 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I got pregnant on my wedding night (or maybe the next night) and I found out by testing 12 days later. But I did have sore boobs by the time I was testing!

Post # 41
1609 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have been pregnant 3 times, and every time I get specific boob pain almost in my armpits at 7 DPO.  By the third time, I knew I was pregnant 2 days before I got my BFP at 9 DPO.

Post # 42
2167 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I used to symptom spot like it was nobody’s business but in the back of my mind I always knew I was leading myself to feel “something”. The month I actually was pregnant, I felt cramping after ovulation on my right side. That same day I felt that sensation my husband and I BD’d and one single drop of blood appeared, implantation bleeding, and at that moment I knew this was unlike all the other months. Took a pregnancy test the next day, positive! 

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