The Top 10 Pregnancy Symptoms

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  1. Wobbles

    Wobbles BnB Co-Founder ~ Retired

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    • The proof: A positive home pregnancy test
    In spite of what you might read on the box, many home pregnancy tests are not sensitive enough to detect most pregnancies until about a week after a missed period. So if you decide to take one earlier than that and get a negative result, try again in a few days.

    Once you've gotten a positive result, make an appointment with your practitioner.

    • Your basal body temperature stays high
    If you've been charting your basal body temperature and you see that your temperature has stayed elevated for 18 days in a row, you're probably pregnant.

    • A missed period
    If you're usually pretty regular and your period doesn't arrive on time, you'll probably take a pregnancy test long before you notice any of the other symptoms. But if you're not regular or you're not keeping track of your cycle, nausea and breast tenderness and extra trips to the bathroom may signal pregnancy before you realize you didn't get your period.

    • Frequent urination
    Shortly after you become pregnant, you may find yourself hurrying to the bathroom all the time. Why? Mostly because during pregnancy the amount of blood and other fluids in your body increases, which leads to extra fluid being processed by your kidneys and ending up in your bladder.

    This symptom may start as early as six weeks into your first trimester and continue or worsen as your pregnancy progresses and your growing baby exerts more pressure on your bladder

    • Abdominal bloating
    Hormonal changes in early pregnancy may leave you feeling bloated, similar to the feeling some women have just before their period arrives. That's why your clothes may feel snugger than usual at the waistline, even early on when your uterus is still quite small.

    • Increased sensitivity to odors
    If you're newly pregnant, it's not uncommon to feel repelled by the smell of a bologna sandwich or cup of coffee and for certain aromas to trigger your gag reflex. Though no one knows for sure, this may be a side effect of rapidly increasing amounts of estrogen in your system. You may also find that certain foods you used to enjoy are suddenly completely repulsive to you.

    • Nausea or vomiting
    If you're like most women, morning sickness won't hit until about a month after conception. (A lucky few escape it altogether.) But some women do start to feel queasy a bit earlier. And not just in the morning, either — pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting can be a problem morning, noon, or night.

    About half of women with nausea feel complete relief by the beginning of the second trimester. For most others it takes another month or so for the queasiness to ease up.

    • Implantation bleeding
    Some women have a small amount of vaginal bleeding around 11 or 12 days after conception (close to the time you might notice a missed period). The bleeding may be caused by the fertilized egg burrowing into the blood-rich lining of your uterus — a process that starts just six days after fertilization — but no one knows for sure.

    The bleeding is very light (appearing as red spotting or pink or reddish-brown staining) and lasts only a day or two. (Let your practitioner know if you notice any bleeding or spotting, particularly if it's accompanied by pain, since this can be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy.)

    • Fatigue
    Feeling tired all of a sudden? No, make that exhausted. No one knows for sure what causes early pregnancy fatigue, but it's possible that rapidly increasing levels of the hormone progesterone are contributing to your sleepiness.

    You should start to feel more energetic once you hit your second trimester, although fatigue usually returns late in pregnancy when you're carrying around a lot more weight and some of the common discomforts of pregnancy make it more difficult to get a good night's sleep.

    • Tender, swollen breasts
    One of the early signs of pregnancy is sensitive, sore breasts caused by increasing levels of hormones. The soreness may feel like an exaggerated version of how your breasts feel before your period. Your discomfort should diminish significantly after the first trimester, as your body adjusts to the hormonal changes.


    What were your pregnancy symptoms?


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  2. Lauz_1601

    Lauz_1601 Well-Known Member

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    My first sign was very very tender breasts which was not normal for me, also they were very veiny all over my breasts chest and also other places like my thighs.

    Then I had fatigue all I wanted to do was sleep I was so so tired.

    Back ache but this was after a good few weeks

    :roll: cant remember what else seems so long ago!

    oh yeh just intuition! I KNEW I was pregnant before I tested it was a wierd feeling but I said to Dave I dont really need to do a test I know its positive anyway. and it was!
     
  3. Wobbles

    Wobbles BnB Co-Founder ~ Retired

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    YAY Lauz someone answered :rofl:
     
  4. ablaze

    ablaze lucky mum of one of each!

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    i had no symptoms i just knew!!! 2 weeks l8r the spewing started....
    then the aches lol
     
  5. Spunky Cupkake

    Spunky Cupkake Well-Known Member

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    i was doing ovulation tests and usually i used to have 3 positives and then they would go back to neg but for 2 weeks after i had the first positive ovulation the test were all positive i knew there was something wrong so i decided to do a pregnancy test and i was pregnant xx
     
  6. charlie

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    Instinct... I just knew

    that and i felt dizzy and kept forgetting basic stuff
     
  7. Dionne

    Dionne Well-Known Member

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    i had no syptoms other then late period. once i was a bit further gone i got all the the other symptoms
     
  8. ablaze

    ablaze lucky mum of one of each!

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    tht gets worse wen uve had thm im afraid :rofl:
     
  9. LynnieH

    LynnieH Well-Known Member

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    And as for having two! :tease:
     
  10. Helens-Bloke

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    Before I got my BFP.... nothing at all. I had no idea I was PG, in fact I was convinced I wasn't.

    It was a few weeks later I started to get really sore boobs, tiredness, the odd bit of queasiness and ..... bad wind :oops:

    In fact, if it wasn't for the bump at the front, still feeling tired and out of breath and the Olympic karate championship going on in there, I'm not sure I feel PG even now! :lol:
     
  11. Helen

    Helen ICSI Twins + miracle BFP

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    Oh bugger :dohh:

    My mistake, that was me not him. He shouldn't leave himself logged in! :roll:
     
  12. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    :rofl: was a little confused there for a min!
     
  13. miss maternal

    miss maternal Well-Known Member

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    ha ha. I thought he was taking the mick Helen. How funny:rofl:

    i might get my OH to join B & B as he has a pregnant belly and keeps getting the same symptoms as me.

    I really like the cartoon Arcanegirl. i didnt realise my mum was famous. She looks identical but has been off the booze for 3 months now.:wine:
     
  14. Eelis

    Eelis Well-Known Member

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    When I look back now I realise I was having symptoms pretty much straight away but I didn't know I was pregnant at the time. Never really paid much attention to my cycle as i've always been healthy, I just let my body get on with it. I'd been on the pill and occasionally we used condoms too. We wern't trying for a baby, my partner lived in Newcastle and was just planning his move down to live closer to me, so it was a bit of a shock to start with.

    My first symptoms were, very very sore boobs, puffy glands and bizzare tiredness to the point of exhaustion.

    I had this for a couple weeks and it was getting worse but I actually thought I was having bad pmt or had picked up a bug.

    The thing that really got me thinking "pregnant" was during week 2/3 when I lost my apetite. I am always a good eater but I just went off everything, I didn't want to eat at all. I got so fussy and picky, nothing I saw looked tasty anymore. I started to feel sick too, horrid waves of nausea that I couldn't do anything about. Was never actually sick though (through all my pregnancy i have only actually been sick 3 times).

    Then it occured to me i'd not had a period for over a month and that kinda fitted in with the last time I'd seen my boyfriend... so I brought 2 clear blue tests on my way home from work during September... both lines came up whilst I was still peeing on the first one :rofl:

    I did another one incase the first one was broken lol... then I phoned my mum, then I phoned my boyfriend, then I sat on my bed and smoked a lot of cigarettes whilst saying out loud OH JESUS I'M PREGNANT for a couple of hours :dohh:

    These symptoms all stayed with me through the first 3 months, they progressively got worse especially the tiredness. Thankfully though the nausea didn't bother me much after 3 months (just get occasional bouts) and the loss of apetite wasn't so bad though I have stayed more fussy all through the pregnancy. I guess it's my body making me avoid the dodgy nutritional value of potnoodles lol
     
  15. Cheyanne

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    With my first pregnancy, I had nausea and flu like symptoms before I ever tested and dizziness throughout the first trimester. With my second pregnancy, I never had ANY symptoms, but I knew I was.
     
  16. vejables

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    i have gotten all of the symptoms except implantation bleeding
     
  17. Fay

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    Same for me too. I still have a really bad reaction to odors. I cannot stand the smell of breakfast cereal and I cannot take the bins out either.

    I also have really bad memory loss, I tend to walk around in a daze. I find it soooo annoying. I have even forgotten birthdays so far this year.
     
  18. Mango

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    I had these symptoms below. For me, the vomiting was the worst and still has yet to ease completely. My energy levels are returning though.:headspin:

    • A missed period

    • Increased sensitivity to odors

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Implantation bleeding
     
  19. Redhorse xxx

    Redhorse xxx Pregnant- 2nd Trimester

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    My symptoms were:

    Missed Period

    Moodiness

    Sore Boobs

    Cramping

    Sickness

    Increased sensitivity to odours.

    Trapped wind

    Acid indigestion

    Lack of patience

    And a bad back

    No sex drive

    Oh JOY!

    Redhorse xxx
     
  20. Jayden'sMummy

    Jayden'sMummy Jayden and Macie-Leigh xx

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    oh i had the joy of bad all day morning sickness and swollen belly and when my AF was late i just had a scary feeling i was so i took a test and gt a BFP
     

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