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03 Early Symptoms of Pregnancy




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This article is from the General Pregnancy FAQ, by swnymph@FensEnde.com (Sabrina Cuddy) with numerous contributions by others.

03 Early Symptoms of Pregnancy


: Are there any noticeable symptoms during the first couple of weeks
: of pregnancy? Thanks in advance!

I had two: pee in the middle of the night (I never do that otherwise) and
my left breast was a bit sore (of course it got much worse later)

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>I am wondering if any of you have experienced any noticeable symptoms
>during the first two weeks of your pregancy? I could always insist that
>my doc perform a blood test, but he doesn't want to talk about an appointment
>until I've missed my period, which is understandable.

This question comes up alot, and the answers I've seen posted here
definitely indicate that it is a YMMV situation -- some people have
symptoms, some don't. I'm in the same boat as you at this point, and
after just 2 months of driving myself crazy at every cramp, twinge,
etc. prior to my period, I've resolved not to even think it might be a
possibility until after I've missed my period. (Note, that's what I've
resolved to do -- whether or not I'll be successful next month is still
TBD : ))) >From what I can tell, most of the early pregnancy symptoms
can also be pre-period symptoms: cramping, light spotting, sore
breasts, etc.. That makes it doubly hard to tell what's going on....

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The first symptoms that I had were breast tenderness, fatigue, and
light nausea. I found out I was pregnant before I had missed my period
and I remember having these symptoms at that time. Each person is
different though, so don't worry if you do not feel these symptoms
right away, or even at all.

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Both times I've been pregnant I had absolutely no idea until after I'd
missed my period. My morning sickness, etc. didn't kick in until
another week or so after my missed period. As a matter of fact, this
time, I was wearing a pad waiting to start because I had such
cramping. Turned out to be gas :).

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My first physical sign, in what I believe was my third week of
pregnancy, was spotting. This began about two weeks before my period
was to come (I had irregular cycles), so I was a little suspicious to
begin with. The spotting also began as bright red, which my periods
never do. I was still spotting a week later, but a lighter shade of
brown. I had some dizziness early one morning and it didn't go away
for and hour or so. I also remember that my appetite had increased
similar to PMS. So, I took the test and it was positive! I called the
doctor's office the next day and they made my appointment for when I
would be 7 weeks pregnant. Waiting to see the doctor was hard; I was
anxious for them to confirm my pregnancy!

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>I'm just curious, what's the soonest (is that a word?) anyone had
>their nipples get sore (and end up being pregnant)? Like the day
>after ovulation? Week? Not till period due?

I had sore nipples about 2 days before my period was due. my breasts
were sore off and on since a couple of days after conception. my
breast felt fuller exactly one week after conception. at 6week LMP, my
breasts are still the only indication i am pregnant, other than being
slightly more tired than usual.

i have had the "sore" breast symptom since i have been trying to get
pregnant. the sore nipples was new to the one that actually implanted
and took!

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: Are there any noticeable symptoms during the first couple of weeks
: of pregnancy? Thanks in advance!

Yes, you feel like you're going to get your period, but then you never
do. I had cramps, diahrea, sore breasts, everything. But that was all.
A month and a half later, I learned I was 10 weeks pregnant.

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Hi! I am 3 wks into my 2nd pregnancy. A couple of things I have
noticed. I'm more tired t the end of a full day. I have a trigger
temper. MY BOOBS ARE BIGGER!!!!!!!!!!!!

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> i had sore nipples about 2 days before my period was due. my
> breasts were sore off and on since a couple of days after conception.

For me, the clincher that I might be pregnant was about a few days
before my period was due and my nipples were tingling a lot, and they
were hard as a rock, even though I wasn't cold. It was definitely my
first symptom.

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>>Did anyone feel any VERY early symptoms? My period is not due until
>>Tuesday (if it comes :-)), but I have been feeling "sensations" in my
>>uterus. I don't know quite how to describe them. It doesn't exactly
>>hurt, but it kind of "twinges". Not like menstrual cramps, though.

I felt exactly what you are describing, i.e., wierd twinges in my
uterus that do not feel like menstrual cramps (which also led me to
suspect I was pregnant b/c I never get cramps before my period, just on
the first day). The twinges started one day before my period was due,
and I still feel them today. Yesterday, I had morning sickness in the
morning, but drank ginger tea (homemade) and they went away within
minutes. Today, I'm feeling fine. Also, my breasts have been sore and
were sore a few days before my period was due. Although this is
slightly unusual for me, I do sometimes get that soreness before my
period so this wasn't as bid a tipoff as the uterus twinges.


 

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