a question for all you lovely ladies...re symptoms and why do we get them if bfn

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  1. MrsQ

    MrsQ Mummy to Mikey and bump

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    k so we get these symptoms and we either get :bfp: or :bfn:We all hope for the

    But we also get these real symptoms that real pregnant women get.

    So what are the aches and pains and the back aches and the trandom sneezing, the heartburn etc all about if we arent pregnant and how would we then be able to get symptoms if we were?

    I hope i make sense??

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  2. susan_1981

    susan_1981 Mummy to 2 boys :)

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    Well someone on here did post a while back that after ovulation, your body automatically reacts like it's pregnant which is why you get the symptoms. I don't know how true this is because I never had that until the month I fell pregnant but since my MC, I have had lots of symptoms every month. It's so annoying. I only want sore boobs if I'm pregnant!!! So perhaps it is true that your body thinks it's pregnant after ov, up until AF arrives...
     
  3. aj11

    aj11 Mama to Ari :)

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    i also think that it might have a lot to do with our brains. we are so wanting to experience a symptom that will clue us into thinking we are pregnant that maybe we manifest symptoms on our own....make sense??
     
  4. MrsQ

    MrsQ Mummy to Mikey and bump

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    that could be true but until two days ago i had no idea what pregnancy symptoms were and have been having backache, af like cramping, odd twinges in my belly, heartburn, frequent urination and a few more and that was well before i knew what to expect as this is my first month of ttc
    x
     
  5. aiko

    aiko Fab son & pregnant again!

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    Maybe now that you've learned the symptoms you're more aware of the different things you've been experiencing. Maybe now you're counting these sensations where before you may not have really given them much thought.

    Or, perhaps you ARE pregnant.
     
  6. Mrs Doddy

    Mrs Doddy 1 pink 1 blue

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    :hissy: its crap isn't it, there should be a rule where something tells us that its a :bfp: that you wouldn't otherwise feel :dohh:
     
  7. MrsQ

    MrsQ Mummy to Mikey and bump

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    i am trying not to think i could be pregnant as its only my first month of ttc and i dont want to get my hopes up!

    Its weird isnt it tho.
    x
     
  8. mikababy

    mikababy Gorgeous little baby girl

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    There can be chemical pregnancies too don't forget.
     
  9. MrsQ

    MrsQ Mummy to Mikey and bump

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    whats a chemical pregnancy?
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  10. Pearl

    Pearl Well-Known Member

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    Pregnancy symptoms and period symptoms can sometime be very alike !
    I was getting very STRONG 'period' pains when i discovered i was pregnant !
     
  11. Alchemist

    Alchemist Well-Known Member

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    I think that once you are TTCing you start to analyse your 2ww. I never noticed before that i got twinges, sore boobs that much, etc etc......
     
  12. JayDee

    JayDee Sunshine and rainbow

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    Chemical preg is (I think) where the egg fertilises but not properly and therefore doesn't stick. You might get symptoms but AF could turn up on time, or just a little bit late.

    I had lots of symptoms the first month we started TTC, more than I've had this month.

    Bodies just like playing tricks sometimes I think!
     
  13. Jolinar

    Jolinar Mummy to Nic

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    I think it's because your body has to prepare for the possibility of being pregnant each month. That said the cycle I conceived I had very few symptoms and the pg symptoms I have now are totally different from the ones I used to look out for in the 2ww. The cramps although in the same area are more like pulling sensations, it's hard to describe really, but it is different!
     
  14. loopdido

    loopdido Mum to 2

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    I posted this a while back....

    Found this on a website!

    Feeling pregnant? Maybe you have been trying to get pregnant for a while and have months when you think you’re pregnant, only to find out that, nope, you’re not. If yes, you are not alone.

    The experience of feeling pregnant when trying to get pregnant isn’t uncommon. Spend any time on fertility message boards, and you’re bound to hear members refer to "imaginary pregnancy symptoms." You probably have experienced imaginary pregnancy symptoms yourself.
    Imaginary Pregnancy Symptoms

    Imaginary Pregnancy Symptoms (IPS) are exactly what they sound like — symptoms a woman experiences that make her think that she may be pregnant. Don’t expect to hear your doctor use the term IPS; it’s not a technical term. The phrase was invented on fertility message boards around the world as a loving way to refer to those “symptoms” that make us feel pregnant.

    The time between ovulation and your expected period is when you’re most likely to be anxious about whether or not this month will be the month. It’s natural to assume that you may imagine some early pregnancy symptoms, such as tender breasts, fatigue, bloating, emotional sensitivity, light cramping and even food cravings. Much like an oasis in the desert, you want to be pregnant so much that you’re sure you can feel it.
    Feeling Pregnant — Not Completely Imaginary?

    What may surprise you is that these feelings aren’t all in your head. They’re real reactions to the hormones in your body that are preparing for possible pregnancy. Our bodies are optimistic when it comes to pregnancy potential, and as soon as ovulation occurs, the body prepares itself for new life, even if conception did not take place.

    One of the hormones responsible for many imaginary pregnancy symptoms is progesterone, which increases just after ovulation and drops when your period comes (if you’re not pregnant). Also, if you’re taking fertility drugs, their side effects can sometimes be mistaken for early pregnancy symptoms.

    It’d be nice if we could just feel whether we’re pregnant or not, and it sure would cut down the anxiety of the 2-week wait. The symptoms of early pregnancy, though, are practically indistinguishable from normal premenstrual symptoms.
    The Bottom Line on Feeling Pregnant

    While your "pregnant feelings" aren't 100% imagined, you can feel worse the more you focus on the feelings. It helps to remind yourself that whether you feel pregnant or not, it doesn’t mean anything. Some women are sure they are pregnant, complete with throwing up in the morning, and then find out they’re not. Some women feel absolutely nothing and find out they’re pregnant after all.

    The only way to know if you’re pregnant is to wait out the 2-week wait and take a pregnancy test when your period is overdue.


    - funny thing was the month I got my bfp I didn't really have symptoms to obsess over. My boobs that usually hurt from O to AF only hurt from O to 4dpo then stopped then started again at 12dpo. I agree with the others though - the cramping felt different, I had an weird pulling feeling like - when you stood up from sitting it made you want to sit down again to relieve the pulling feeling. the day I tested I felt yuk, sicky and upset churning belly - which was how I felt when I got my bfp with DS too.

    TTC is a confusing time - good luck:hugs:
     

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