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Did anyone 'just know' they were pregnant before testing?

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bluewisteria Mon 15-Dec-14 16:32:45

I've heard lots of people in real life mention that they 'just knew' they were pregnant. Did anyone on here feel that? And were the right or wrong??

I suspected with both my children and wasn't surprised at all, more 'thought so', but not sure I ever definitely 'knew' before testing.
I was however certain from the moment I found out that they were both girls, and they were.

Did anyone 'just know' and how often were you right or wrong?

LookImStuckInTheChimney Mon 15-Dec-14 22:35:44

Yes I was certain and 'just knew' the moment I bought the test.

I don't know anything was wrong fgrin

Eastpoint Mon 15-Dec-14 22:38:48

I knew I was pregnant with my 3rd child. I went for a walk and could smell everything really intensely. We went out for dinner & I had to ask the waiters to take the olives off our table as they smelled so strongly.

SweetPeaPods Mon 15-Dec-14 22:39:57

I knew 100% before testing with my 2nd. Tested a few days early to check and got a faint like. Knew it was a boy too.

Showy Mon 15-Dec-14 22:40:53

I 'knew' but not in a woo, psychic, woolly kind of way. I know my body and I felt implantation, the changing hormones made me feel v different too. It was the strangest feeling. I've been pregnant 4 times and knew from 9dpo with certainty each time.

I also know when I'm ovulating, which side the egg is being released from etc. I had a coil for a while and it was excruciatingly painful. I think I probably have a Sensitive Uterus or some such nonsense.

FamiliesShareGerms Mon 15-Dec-14 22:48:11

I got two negative tests but "knew", then got a positive result just before my 12 week scan as I was terrified they'd scan and find nothing there

HollyBdenum Mon 15-Dec-14 22:51:26

I felt pregnant with DC1, but didn't recognise this as pregnancy because it was the first time. The next 2 times, I knew the signs which kicked in several days before my period was due. With DS, I had been planning on starting to TTC the following month and had been lax with contraception but woke up one morning feeling pregnant and after I'd been up for half an hour or so I was so certain I was pregnant that I went out and bought a test which was positive.

I am also certain that I was briefly pregnant one other time, but I was travelling and didn't do a test before it was all over.

JALG Mon 15-Dec-14 22:53:09

Tingling nipples :-)

MyballsareSandy Mon 15-Dec-14 22:53:15

I had an idea when I sent DH back to the bar with a glass of "off" wine, and the second one tasted just as foul. I've never turned down a glass of wine in my life!

MilkThistle187 Mon 15-Dec-14 22:54:44

I was so certain with dc3 that I didn't bother with a pregnancy test

PickledMoomin Mon 15-Dec-14 22:55:37

I had no idea with DD- a total shock. I'd consumed quite a lot a wine a few days before and thought I had a long lasting hangover.

I had an incline the second time I was pregnant but sadly MC'd.

We were travelling back from France before I found out I was pregnant with DS. I was only 10dpo but I felt really acidic. I didn't tell DH. I arrived home and had a test in the drawer. I was so convinced. I didn't even look at the test- I handed it to DH and said 'there you go!'

TheRealMaryMillington Mon 15-Dec-14 22:55:42

Every time, within days, what with the raging PMS symptoms, and bloodhound-like sense of smell.

PinkFlamingoAteMyLipstick Mon 15-Dec-14 22:57:02

I knew exactly when both my DC were conceived. Felt like a tiny shooting star both times.

notimetoshop Mon 15-Dec-14 22:57:09

Yep 'off' wine for me too.

Fevertree Mon 15-Dec-14 23:00:40

Yes, my period was a week late though, so I did have a bit of a clue! smile

PickledMoomin Mon 15-Dec-14 23:02:13

I had no idea with DD- a total shock. I'd consumed quite a lot a wine a few days before and thought I had a long lasting hangover.

I had an incline the second time I was pregnant but sadly MC'd.

We were travelling back from France before I found out I was pregnant with DS. I was only 10dpo but I felt really acidic. I didn't tell DH. I arrived home and had a test in the drawer. I was so convinced. I didn't even look at the test- I handed it to DH and said 'there you go!'

Aimey Mon 15-Dec-14 23:03:12

I never tested. Does that count?

BingBongSongEveryDamnDay Mon 15-Dec-14 23:03:13

Yes. From only a few days post ovulation. Nausea, insomnia & PMS symptoms starting far earlier than usual. And I knew beyond any doubt, that DD would be a girl.

DramaAlpaca Mon 15-Dec-14 23:08:36

I knew within days with all three of them, well before it was soon enough to test.

It sounds mad, but I knew immediately after dtd that I'd get pregnant with DC2. No idea how or why, but I've never been so sure about anything in my life. It was weird as it was the first time of trying and it had taken almost a year to get pregnant with DC1.

I didn't have a clue what sex any of them were though - all boys, incidentally.

robotnikchair Mon 15-Dec-14 23:12:50

Big tender veiny boobs a few days before my period was due gave it away.

Still got pissed on NYE before I took the test though wink

SpanielFace Mon 15-Dec-14 23:41:06

Looking back, I should have known with DS - sore boobs, weird taste in mouth, funny "tugging" sensation in my lower abdomen. But we weren't trying, so I didn't make the connection, and it was still a shock to get a BFP. Second time around, I felt that "tugging" feeling about 3 days before my period was due, and I just knew. Sadly I miscarried that time.

bluewisteria Wed 17-Dec-14 15:24:50

Thanks so much for all your replies, and so sorry for loses flowers

I know I sound completely bonkers, but... We only dtd once this month, and I remember thinking that it was real baby making sex somehow! fblush

I think I might have convinced myself I'm pregnant. I feel like I 'know' I am, but I'm not trusting myself. AF due this weekend.

kalidasa Wed 17-Dec-14 15:37:50

V. obvious in my case as the overwhelming nausea has started 48 hours after conception every time (2 pgs, 2 early losses), about 10 days before the test turns positive. One of the losses was so early that I only ever had one very faint positive test before they went negative again but it was still obvious - obvious when the pregnancy was failing too as the sickness stopped! The first pregnancy I thought I was just ill for the first few days, all the subsequent ones I recognised the feelings immediately.

I have ferocious, uncontrollable hyperemesis in pregnancy though so presumably am oversensitive to the hormones involved.

Threeplus1 Wed 17-Dec-14 15:38:54

With my first and second pregnancies I only found out when my period was late. With my 3rd I just knew and found out at 3 weeks. This time around I again knew from 3 weeks as I noticed that I smelled differently, was having multiple vivid dreams every night and just felt different overall.

bluewisteria Wed 17-Dec-14 16:11:04

Yes yes to the vivid dreams and feeling iffy but I am worried it is a case of my mind playing tricks on me!

Before my first DD, I has 6 early mc's. So I'm nervous testing early.

Kali have you tried progesterone supplement from ovulation? I seemed to conceive easily but not hold onto them, and progesterone supplements really did it for me. I had to do all the research myself and asked my gp for them but it really helped.

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