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What were your first signs of pregnancy?

(190 Posts)
justhayley Mon 03-Jun-13 19:13:51

Hiya I'm hoping to be pregnant - testing on wednesday.
Until then I'm symptom spotting grin
Apart from Late AF, sore boobs, sickness and exhaustion did you have any other pregnancy signs?

My DS is 13 months and I didn't really have any signs with him till I was about 7 weeks.

jellyandcake Mon 03-Jun-13 22:10:51

Got my bfp on Sun. Have a spot on my chin (never get spots either), mild nausea, tiredness, irritability, mood swings, disturbed sleep, lots of thick creamy cm and am really windy! Oh; the glamour! Also thirsty, gone off coffee and chocolate and very keen on all things lemony. Last time around it was the irritability, nausea and falling asleep at 8pm that tipped me off.

bonzo77 Mon 03-Jun-13 22:10:55

horrendous nausea. period pains but no period. increased watery vaginal discharge. Had this with both successful pregnancies. With the one I miscarried I had the discharge, but the other symptoms were much milder.

justhayley Tue 04-Jun-13 09:03:32

Thanks all.
With DS I had increasingly wet CF but until I got my bfp wasn't really aware of it. I tested because I had excruciating cramps for about 2 weeks but didn't get any other signs until I was properly into my pregnancy.
CF is currently very wet, AF very late last week I had a few cramps and vivid dreams but apart from that I don't have any symptoms sad.

I plan to test tomorrow - bought a test yesterday & wondering if I can wait that long - may just have to do it today instead

Pegglebot Tue 04-Jun-13 09:08:07

Red gums both times, increased saliva with ds1. Good luck!

HeffalumpTheFlump Tue 04-Jun-13 10:03:51

Swollen boobs, really mild cramps, and I just knew. Wasn't trying so it was still a huge shock, but my body made sure I knew what was happening from before AF was even due.

TheCatIsUpTheDuff Tue 04-Jun-13 10:43:29

Dizzy and lightheaded and couldn't sleep. I thought it was a virus. Did a test just to be on the safe side before knocking myself out with Night Nurse, and lo and behold I was pregnant!

rowtunda Tue 04-Jun-13 10:45:40

sleeping in the day - the only two times I've done it in the last 10 years was when I've been pregnant, my husband guessed before positive pregnancy test when I fell asleep on the sofa after going to the supermarket

Mintyy Tue 04-Jun-13 10:45:59

Sore breasts - I think that's the commonest? but easily mistaken for normal pre-menstrual tenderness.

kalidasa Tue 04-Jun-13 11:00:03

Nauseous within 48 hours of conception every time. Also (to start with, before the vomiting set in) extra hungry, weird craving for malty stuff, dizzy and pink cheeks. Pregnancy tests completely redundant in my case to be honest.

YouSmellLikeBeefAndCheese Tue 04-Jun-13 11:03:51

Mine were no AF, falling asleep in the afternoon and then being too tired to stay awake at 9pm despite the 2 hour nap. I had cramps though and sore boobs. I have never been so sure AF was going to pay me a visit, however it turned out I am growing a person instead :D. Good luck OP

honey86 Tue 04-Jun-13 11:07:15

vivid dreams and tingly boobs xx

somanystripes Tue 04-Jun-13 11:15:08

My areolae changed colour almost instantly. Before I had a BFP at four weeks I suspected I was PG as they were a much darker brown (this also happened in my first pregnancy). I also felt 'off' from about four weeks (and still do at 19!)

Good luck! I think I remember you Justhayley from the boards from our first pregnancies, my little one is now 14 months!

Madmog Tue 04-Jun-13 11:15:40

My breasts were exceptionally sore at the sides. About six days after conception I had started to feel that I couldn't face some foods, so for me I was certain by the time I came to testing.

That nasty metallic taste in my mouth. <<Bleurgh>>

PinkApple86 Tue 04-Jun-13 11:31:24

constipation, hot flush, and blocked nose like I was getting a cold but it never developed. Also went to gym and sauna and didn't sweat which at the time thought was v weird, I assume it was related to being pregnant some howhmm

thepestinthevest Tue 04-Jun-13 11:40:17

Dense heavy boobs at 2 weeks. I knew when I leaned over the bath to reach the tap and I had to grab my boobs with my arm because they were so heavy it felt like they were going to fall off.

FoofFighter Tue 04-Jun-13 11:46:26

I could smell things from miles away.
My nipples felt like ice cold pokers were being shoved through them, especially when on the bus.

This was from a week after conception.

beltsandsuspenders Tue 04-Jun-13 11:50:44

metallic taste in the mouth on my due date

YouSmellLikeBeefAndCheese Tue 04-Jun-13 11:53:08

oh gosh I forgot about the insane sense of smell. I amazed my OH by being able to work out what the smell in the kitchen was. turned out to be mouldy bread under the oven. My nose pinpointed exactly where it had come from grin

First symptom was slight bleeding gums when brushing, never happened before. I brushed my teeth before bed, sat in bed reading and it suddenly dawned on my.... I am pregnant! This was only about 6DPO, tested 3 days later and my first ever BFP. Found out 8 weeks later we were having twins!

WillSantaComeAgain Tue 04-Jun-13 12:12:27

My wee changes colour - from yellow ish to green ish tint. Both viable pregnancies this has been the case from about 7 dpo.

First pg (successful) and second (unsuccessful) I also had a sore right tonsil, but I think that was coincidence.

Snuffleupicus Tue 04-Jun-13 12:19:31

Couldn't even sip a glass of wine. Tasted yuck. Compared to my (until then) usual bottle large glass every second night fri & sat.
That was 1-2 days before af due.

Pain in one side of tummy, smell of toilets and onions made me sick, sore boobs and heartburn for the first time ever before had even taken a test...

tumbletumble Tue 04-Jun-13 12:25:02

I get a peculiar dragging sensation in my belly, it's hard to describe but very distinctive. When I got a BFN with DC3 I knew it was a false negative!

Sore, sore, swollen boobs. I couldn't bear to wear a bra, I wore a bikini top under work clothes and walked slowly so they didn't bounce.

Funny metallic taste in mouth and desire to eat rare beef and horseradish.
Coffee tasted vile and I didn't want to drink wine.

Amazing sense of smell. Which was a bit annoying.

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