Did you know before your BFP?

(35 Posts)
MoreBoober Mon 04-Mar-13 23:45:46

Hi I'm currently on CD26 but for the last week have just not felt right, pressure headaches, carb loving, tired and now achey like period is going to come on. I remember this feeling when I fell pregnant with my DS. I don't want to POAS till next weekend as would rather not see a negative test. So my question is did you know you we're pregnant before your period was due and if so how? grin

gilly86 Tue 05-Mar-13 00:46:21

I was 100% sure I was pregnant last month....

Turned out to be AF on the way! BFN for me!

Sorry... that unhelpful... but I WAS SO SURE! Hahaha... aggggghhh hits head against wall

catlady1 Tue 05-Mar-13 00:59:09

I was always one of those people who are convinced they're pregnant every month, even when I was on the pill. I never had regular periods on the pill so I used to get through loads of cheap pregnancy tests just to reassure myself. Oddly, when I actually was pregnant, I didn't feel pregnant at all except for a bit of heartburn - I decided to do a test because I walked past a window at work and out of the corner of my eye it looked like I had a huge bump! And I hadn't done a test for a few weeks and had some lying around so I thought I might as well. Very spooky since I was less than four weeks pregnant when I found out so obviously no bump at that point!

Ohhelpohnoitsa Tue 05-Mar-13 01:01:52

yes I did, I sat at my dressing table one Saturday and absolutely marvelled at how beautiful my skin looked - I just didnt look like me. Did a test early and low and behold dc is 1 now. good luck x

gilly86 Tue 05-Mar-13 01:12:08

Haha ahhhh I want to marvel at my amazing skin! Being on pregnancy!

catlady1 Tue 05-Mar-13 01:20:01

Aww I want to marvel at my amazing skin too but I'm due today and it hasn't happened yet! sad. My hair is lovely and thick though, even if it does seem to look constantly greasy.

Ohhelpohnoitsa Tue 05-Mar-13 08:05:41

hey, sadly the glow went within a week when the morning sickness kicked in virtually daily for seven months!!

roofio87 Tue 05-Mar-13 11:12:34

one of my first symptoms was awful spotty skin I'm afraid!!!
I had a very good idea before my bfp. I felt like I was coming down with something like a cold for a week,but never did. I felt exhausted all the time (and still do at 9weeks) and my boobs got bigger and nipples got larger!! it was our first month ttc (I know,hate me if u want!!) so I don't know how much I would have symptom spotted anyway!!

pegster Tue 05-Mar-13 11:46:21

I 'knew' because I felt slightly nauseous if I went too long without eating & the spray from the shower was painful on my nipples!

EuroShaggleton Tue 05-Mar-13 11:49:27

I had absolutely no idea. It was IVF and I was 100% sure it hadn't worked. I just felt "blank" and had no symptoms at all. I only took a test at home because the clinic wanted to do a blood HCG test and I wanted to prepare myself before getting that call at work.

I had far fewer symptoms on my BFP cycle than on many other cycles.

fromwesttoeast Tue 05-Mar-13 11:56:29

I knew for the last one. I was absolutely sure and I was right. I got the low ache, like AF starting, but days too early. Looking back I experienced this in each pregnancy, but didn't recognise the signs till the last one.

kalidasa Tue 05-Mar-13 12:10:14

Yes, I always know (one successful pregnancy, two early miscarriages), mostly because the sickness started 48 hours after conception every single time! (Became severe hyperemesis within another fortnight or so.) So I've always been feeling really unwell for the best part of two weeks before I even get the positive test. Not sure I'd bother with the tests if I ever had the nerve to do it again.

They think that up to 50% of conceptions either fail to implant or the implantation is incomplete/unsuccessful so some of those "I was sure" cycles might be that (in those cases, your period would just appear at the normal time, or perhaps slightly late, and you might never have produced enough HCG for a positive test). One of my mcs was very early, and only produced a very faint positive on a very sensitive test - I could easily have missed it if I was using a less sensitive one. I had no doubt I'd conceived though!

MinkyWinky Tue 05-Mar-13 12:26:29

My sister-in-law passed me a box of After Eights and I felt sick when I smelt them. I normally lovely After Eights. Took a test the next day and got a BFP grin

MoreBoober Tue 05-Mar-13 23:15:38

Thank you ladies for responding its much appreciated whilst I wait to POAS. Today I've had the dull ache like AF is coming but I'm feeling increasingly optimistic that it will be a BFP. Fingers crossed anyway and hoping to try to hold out till next Sat to testshock

twinklestar2 Wed 06-Mar-13 00:07:02

Euro - are you pregnant?

crazycatlady82 Wed 06-Mar-13 01:12:34

I have been very tearful recently (about 1 week into the dreaded TWW) could that be a symptom?

Can you get symptoms that quickly?

Apart from that I just don't feel like this is 'our month'

xxx

crazyhead Wed 06-Mar-13 07:06:41

My symptoms were no different to usual. Was fatigued but zero sickness.

EuroShaggleton Wed 06-Mar-13 07:12:30

Twinkle- sort of. Got my bfp after ivf a couple of weeks ago but was told at my early scan that I might be about to miscarry. Have another scan tomorrow to confirm.

twinklestar2 Wed 06-Mar-13 10:57:58

Oh euro!! I have my fingers tightly crossed for your scan. I hope all turns out ok. Please keep me posted. I've been following your story x

EuroShaggleton Wed 06-Mar-13 11:29:10

Thank you. The support I have had from these boards throughout has been amazing.

Jojobump1986 Wed 06-Mar-13 12:08:22

I knew with DC1. No idea how, I just knew! I assumed it would be the same the second time around so told DH he was being ridiculous when he said he thought I was because I suddenly felt sick in the middle of the afternoon for 3 days running at about 1w po. It was clearly far too early for any such symptoms. I joined the TTC thread on here & was forced encouraged to poas a few days pre-af & just stared open-mouthed as the second line appeared almost instantly! I felt bad for doing it when DH was at work but I was utterly convinced it would be negative! blush

MoreBoober Wed 06-Mar-13 13:12:12

Good luck with your scan Euro really hope it's good news for you.

My DP is away this week so want to wait for him to return before testing but tue temptation is so so high. I think if AF did come now I would be really surprised. Had even thought of digging out my skinny maternity jeans but would probably jinx myself.

twinklestar2 Wed 06-Mar-13 13:43:58

I want to see you OFF these Conception boards euro!! (With me close behind grin)

EuroShaggleton Wed 06-Mar-13 13:58:38

If I manage it, I will try to drag you and many other long termers with me on my coattails!

twinklestar2 Thu 07-Mar-13 23:03:22

How did it go Euro?

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