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To ask you what your earliest symptoms of pregnancy were and if it's normal to be a week late!

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Grapeeatingweirdo Mon 04-May-15 21:31:59

That's it really. Am very careful with protection and stuff but am a week "late" and can't POAS until the shops open again in the morning.

My first question is whether anyone else has been a week or so late and not been pregnant; the second question is to ask what your very earliest symptoms of pregnancy were.

I'm really not sure I want to be pregnant. I'm a SM and an aunt and am happy with that...much as I love children and babies (and I really do), I don't see myself as a mother sad

Grapeeatingweirdo Mon 04-May-15 21:37:07


tobysmum77 Mon 04-May-15 21:39:40

first symptoms were tiredness, nausea, thirst, sore breasts, heartburn, funny feeling bladder, feeling hot, nosebleeds, period-type pain ..... quite a few confused . You need to poas to know OP

tobysmum77 Mon 04-May-15 21:40:27

And in terms of being a week late, lots of times.

MrsBojingles Mon 04-May-15 21:43:16

I've been a week late before, and not been pregnant, body randomly decided to trick me! Got pregnant the month after!

First symptom for me was painful boobs, and my belly looked bloated.

nancy75 Mon 04-May-15 21:45:20

The kind of tiredness that means you can sleep for 20 hours and still feel knackered and a very heightened sense of smell.

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Mon 04-May-15 21:45:39

More than a few times I have been a week late, usually without an obvious reason, other times when I am stressed out.
First sign of pregnancy for me was a heightened sense of smell and cramping pain.

MissingYouSoMuch Mon 04-May-15 21:45:59

Tender boobs which seemed to feel bigger

NoArmaniNoPunani Mon 04-May-15 21:46:11

Sore boobs, period type cramps.

Deliaskis Mon 04-May-15 21:47:28

Sudden tiredness, frequent weeing, and an incredibly acute sense of smell. Also weird taste in my mouth.

MaryBerrysLostCherry Mon 04-May-15 21:47:39

I knew I was pregnant each time before I was late, made for long pregnancies. Symptoms were general exhaustion, sinuses and a heaviness I can't explain.

QuinoaLenghi Mon 04-May-15 21:48:15

I've been a week late once or twice for no reason. My early pregnancy symptoms were ongoing period pains that made me certain I was about to have my period but lasted longer than usual. Then tiredness. Then an odd taste in my mouth and sudden hatred of certain foods.

FirstWeTakeManhattan Mon 04-May-15 21:50:12

Sore/sensitive gums
sensitive nipples
Mainly the gums though - dead giveaway for me!

StandoutMop Mon 04-May-15 21:51:14

3 pregnancies, different each time. 1st "knew" a week before period due, couldn't drink any alcohol at all, everything smelt too much.

2nd I failed to notice until about 9 weeks, eventually poas as couldn't remember last period.

3rd I felt pregnant (off booze, smell thing again and tired) but 3 negative tests before got positive at about 2 weeks late.

I have also been a week late but not pg 3 or 4 times, but all after I'd had my first child. Before then I was a 28 day cycle, regular to the hour pretty much.

Grapeeatingweirdo Mon 04-May-15 21:55:20

Thanks so much for your replies. I have been feeling very sinusy with sore upper and lower guns over the last two weeks or so. And I've been more tired. Oh dear.

Grapeeatingweirdo Mon 04-May-15 21:57:10

It is reassuring that some of you have been a week late with no pregnancy. I'm really not denigrating pregnancy at all though and I have been a member of this site for five years. I'm 30.

colafrosties Mon 04-May-15 21:59:51

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Grapeeatingweirdo Mon 04-May-15 22:01:16

You have my sympathy Cola, pregnancy sickness sounds horrendous.

NewMrsX Mon 04-May-15 22:02:40

Been a week late loads of times for no apparent reason.

I'm 13 weeks pg now and my very earliest symptom was minor bleeding gums when brushing my teeth and sore gums but only for a day or so. And this was about 5 days before period due. After that it was constant hunger and tiredness, followed shortly by breast tenderness and nausea by 6 and a half weeks

Sidalee7 Mon 04-May-15 22:03:47

Mine were v similar to period symptoms, sore veiny boobs (nice!) and stomach cramps. I remember having a very hot bath with a large gin and tonic because that was what I craved and was convinced I was pre menstrual.

The only thing out of the ordinary was I took a sip of my morning coffee and almost threw up. As soon as I did the pregnancy test I felt sick and knackered, I went to bed at 7pm for the first 8 weeks.

Momagain1 Mon 04-May-15 22:05:17

Twice in my twenties i was late enough to go buy sticks for POAS, a week+, only to start my cycle on the way back from the damn store.

Early symptoms: sleepy, sensitive to smells, and hungers if I had spent the day climbing mountains.

By my mid-thirties, the occaisional looong cycle became an annoyance, and the occaisional short one. Doctor said this was probably the very earliest symptoms of menapause. 15 years on, thats still how things go.

Good luck.

x2boys Mon 04-May-15 22:06:15

I remember with my first really bad period pains ithought I was about to come on but no got a positive a few days later ds1 now eight ! I never had a regular cycle went months without periods so never knew if I was late or not.

BlinkAndMiss Mon 04-May-15 22:07:54

I've been a week late before and not been pregnant, actually lots of times but that's 'normal' for me.

With both of my pregnancies I had raging thirst and very sore boobs after one week, this continued for about 4 weeks before these symptoms were accompanied by nausea and weird cravings.

I hope you get the result you want smile.

SanityClause Mon 04-May-15 22:10:54

A funny metallic taste in my mouth.

When I was unexpectedly pregnant with DC3, I remember thinking "oh, I've got that funny taste in my mouth I got when I was pregnant." I still didn't think I was pregnant though - I was using the mirena, FFS!

Grapeeatingweirdo Mon 04-May-15 22:13:48

Thank you Blink. I just don't feel able to make a decision this big right now. Have had a lot of anxiety lately and am just about getting back onto an even keel with that. I wonder if anxiety could be the reason. I do feel a little pre menstrual but not as much as usual.

I also had a mid cycle bleed (sorry for TMI) which was quite heavy, more like day four of an actual period.

I wonder if my body has just decided enough is enough this month.

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