For me, I get a strange sort of aching in my tummy. I'm not going to be cliché and say its my womb (although I do joke to my OH that my womb hurts when round babys etc ). Its sort of like, a horrible butterflies. Like butterflies in your tummy is usually a nice thing, but this feels horrible, like a longing.
I also get a weird feeling in my throat sometimes which is strange.
But yeah, other than the thoughts, what happens in your body to 'make' you feel broody?
I don't get a feeling in my body but I just have babies on my brain 24/7 which I can't switch off. It also means that I start daydreaming about different scenarios; telling the family, shopping for things, doing the nursery, the labour etc. I can't wait to be ttc! Xx
I cry at babies, obem - gets me every week! Every time somebody announces a pregnancy I am abit jealous! The weekend just gone, I was watching reruns of Gavin and Stacy on Gold channel and one was where Nessa gave birth, it wasnt particularly magical and there was more unrealistic grunting going on than in an Eastenders birth, but when she held that baby for the first time, it took me right back to when I gave birth and it made me cry!!
Then I had a few tears later on when Gavin and Stacy find out he has a low sperm coun and probably couldnt have children and then when they did fall pregnant naturally and she has a whole box of +ve tests - couldnt stop the tears!
I think thats me broody!
I can't recall getting physical symptoms, other than shaking, coz it makes me really upset every now and again. Sometimes I get really sensitive and cry, too. But mainly, it's an emotion for me. I get really moody, upset, sometimes feel like giving up; I even get angry sometimes coz it's just not fair how I can't help feeling this way [believe me, I wish I could switch it off, wait happily, and have one when we've got a lot more money]. It does make me really sensitive, as I said, and that makes me snappy, bitchy and I get upset whenever I see/read/hear something baby related. My poor OH.
I'm with you wwchix, its like an empty hunger. I get it mainly when I think about having a baby too much, like if I let myself wonder into the baby department or look up nursery furniture on the internet. Basically when I imagine myself as a mother holding a little baby and caring for it. I don't really feel it when looking at other peoples babies, thier beautiful and everything but that just makes me cry (later) its not the longing feeling. I get the throat thing too but that's just when I'm trying not to cry.
I didn't realise its not the same for everybody .... I guess were all a lot the same and a little different
i find myself getting angry. My husband likes to make jokes everytime i dont feel well and say " well maybe you are pregnant" which he knows is not true because he wont come near me without protection!!! So i convinced him to start TTC #3 in june and just waiting until then is killing me. I also work in the maternity ward in our local hospital. Talk about a slap in the face! Plus so many of the ladies i work with are TTC or pregnant. I also get online and look up all sorts of baby room decor and clothing even going as far as putting them in a "shopping bag" online lol then feeling bad when i have to remove them. Baby brain really is a REAL thing! lol
-"OMG I want another baby NOW!!!!"
-"I want to be pregnant again NOW"
-Then I stare at things online for a new nursery for a while
-then think about names I like
-then often I shamelessly get jealous over people who are currently pregnant or just had new borns
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