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What were your first signs of pregnancy?

(193 Posts)
justhayley Mon 03-Jun-13 19:13:51

Hiya I'm hoping to be pregnant - testing on wednesday.
Until then I'm symptom spotting grin
Apart from Late AF, sore boobs, sickness and exhaustion did you have any other pregnancy signs?

My DS is 13 months and I didn't really have any signs with him till I was about 7 weeks.

FobblyWoof Tue 04-Jun-13 12:29:20

flutterby that's hilarious, sorry!

First time I was very much in denial so first symptom was missed period. The day after I tested I had very sore boobs and needed the loo all the time so I'd obviously not been noticing it up until then.

With this one my first symptom was constipation but I didn't put it down to being pregnant until my BFP

JewelFairies Tue 04-Jun-13 12:33:26

Constipation. Never had it before or since.

MrsDeVere Tue 04-Jun-13 12:34:18

With my first two it was bone tiredness. I would fall asleep standing up and I ached all over.

I got this with with the last two as well but I got really early symptoms with DCs 4 & 5

Night sweats from about 2 weeks post conception.
Diarrhea (soz) for about 10 weeks.

The night sweats were awful. I had no idea I was pg at that time. It didn't cross my mind tbh so I thought it was menopause or TB hmm

I am also very, very, very grumpy and cold. I get so bloody cold.

Good job I am not having any more.

I went deaf in one ear when I was pg with DS1.

I dread to think what would happen if I had a DC6 (apart from OH having a heart attack).

Oh YYYYYY to the smell. I couldn't go near my poor little dogs for ages. The weird thing was with DC5 it never really went away. I still have a very acute sense of smell although not as superhuman as when I was pg with him.

EuroShaggleton Tue 04-Jun-13 12:36:42

My first symptom was insomnia. It started the night before I tested and I thought I was just anxious about testing, but it just got worse and worse until I was MNing through most of the night!

hedgehogpickle Tue 04-Jun-13 12:41:29

Sore boobs - nothing else. When AF didn't appear after 2 weeks I tested positive - was about 5 weeks.
Keeping fingers crossed for you tomorrow smile

BabyStone Tue 04-Jun-13 12:43:21

My period was a couple of days late but didn't want to test too soon (and had 2 MCs so was kind of scared). I was making playdough and the smell made me feel sick. I told my work colleagues, one said "oh yeah it does that to me too, its the oil and flour" another one said "ooh maybe your pregnant"
Don't know if it was a coincedence but I was pregnant smile

BraveLilBear Tue 04-Jun-13 12:43:44

Around implantation, I fell down the stairs and reacted very weirdly, was faint, shaking and had diaorreah (sp).

10 days later I was still having cramps but no AF, was convinced I was about to come on every time I went to the loo - by the sixth day of this, someone on MN nagged me to do a test. Went positive before I'd even stopped peeing!

FreckledLeopard Tue 04-Jun-13 12:44:40

First symptom was missing a period as well as having a funny 'vision' that I was pregnant (sounds very 'woo' but I just 'knew' I was pregnant, that the father wouldn't stick around and it would be me and the baby).

I POAS that evening and lo and behold, extra line.

Almost from that point on, the main symptom was exhaustion. I was absolutely shattered. And I was very nauseous and sick from six weeks onwards too.

cravingcake Tue 04-Jun-13 12:58:20

If you are unsure and want to do a million a test every few days then try ordering off the internet. I got 15 tests for about £3 from amazon.

beela Tue 04-Jun-13 13:11:13

I didn't notice any symptoms - even the missed period - until I was 8 weeks pg blush

In my defense, my cycle is extremely irregular, we weren't actually ttc at the time, and I didn't get any other symptoms apart from tiredness for a good few weeks after that.

Now we are ttc #2, every slight change is a potential symptom (oooh, I can smell that coffee from across the road, maybe I'm pregnant! ooh, my big toe is hurting a little bit, maybe I'm pregnant!). I hate it, I much prefer being totally oblivious about what my body is up to!

MrsRickyMartin Tue 04-Jun-13 13:25:01

Nausea/being sick. I've got coeliac and I thought I had eaten something with gluten. Even now I joke about my 'tiny piece of gluten', as I was told it would be difficult for me to have babies, did not believe I was pregnant until the urine test at the GP. Thank God I was always (and still) taking folic acid.

BumpAndGrind Tue 04-Jun-13 13:40:46

Missed AF prompted me to test. Hindsight symptoms was that migraine I had...so odd, dated day after conception. The day I tested I was very sweaty and had a rash on the back of my neck, like a heat rash.

I had a feeling it would be positive, even though it had been negative every month runnign up to it this time I just knew it would be positive.

I was late and feeling odd.

BumpAndGrind Tue 04-Jun-13 13:42:57

I should add as we were TTC, I generally tested a couple of days before af but this time I didn't, I sort of knew I was and didn't want to know yet, IYSWIM - I didn't want to ruin the weekend I had planned.

MadamGazelleIsMyMum Tue 04-Jun-13 13:43:22

Sore boobs and exceptionally vivid dreams.

FoofFighter Tue 04-Jun-13 13:47:06

Oh yes and wee, it smelt sweet like sugar puffs! Still does now at 30w

no symptoms whatsoever

but i tested 5 days before period due and got a positive so i guess i didnt have time!

itsonlysubterfuge Tue 04-Jun-13 13:54:55

I thought I was starting my period, I keep rushing to the bathroom, convinced I was going to be ruining my underwear. In fact I have a distinct memory of being in the middle of checking out at Tesco and telling me husband I was sure I was starting my period and trying to rush to the loo while keeping my legs crossed so I didn't bleed through my pants. I was so confused, there was never any bleeding. Also had cramps too. I was also starving and kept eating all the time.

SeriousStuff Tue 04-Jun-13 13:56:21

My breasts were in the way! They always used to increase in size before AF, but this was different. I couldn't sleep on my side properly as they were in the way so badly! 2 weeks later and I got my BFP...

CoraBear Tue 04-Jun-13 14:05:40

3 days post-conception and I was throwing up everywhere. And it hasn't stopped and I'm now nearly 10 weeks. I knew the second I woke up feeling a bit off that I was pregnant. It took 2 weeks to get a positive test result though.

I'm pregnant with DC2 but I was the same on DS. Also have super human smelling capabilities. I can tell what people have eaten from about 4 feet away, it's awful.

MiniPenguinMaker Tue 04-Jun-13 14:34:10

Sore breasts, funny feeling in tummy...

RosinaCopper Tue 04-Jun-13 14:41:52

Weirdly, I just knew. 36 months of ttc and 6 days before af due, I tested first thing as usual (I spent a fortune on pregnancy tests!) it was negative. At midday the same day I just felt different than usual and tested again using a first response and got a faint positive. At 4pm I tested yet again with a 4 days early test and got a stronger positive.

My twins are nearly 3!

TwitchyTail Tue 04-Jun-13 14:58:09

Positive pregnancy test, followed by two weeks of blissful nothingness, followed by VOM VOM VOM VOM VOM VOM VOM.

HTH grin

ToTiredToBeWitty Tue 04-Jun-13 15:00:43

I am 6 weeks.

I am tired, grumpy and thirsty.

Also had the constant need to wee a few weeks ago.

So irritable today that I pity anyone that has to come near poor dc

ToTiredToBeWitty Tue 04-Jun-13 15:02:41

And the night sweats are a joke tbh.

ToTiredToBeWitty Tue 04-Jun-13 15:03:35

I know from the previous posts it might not seem it but I am actually really happy to be pg .. just very grumpy! grin

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