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How early can pregnancy symptoms start?

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ChrissyW Wed 22-Jul-09 11:34:18

I have had a bit of heartbreak over recent months trying to conceive ... well as it turns out, getting pregnant is not the problem but keeping the babies is. I had a MC at 12 weeks in November last year. I knew I was pregnant days before even taking the test as had all the signs so was in no doubt.

After the MC I fell pregnant again almost straight away - without having a full cycle so a lovely lovely surprise. We were even more delighted to find out at 5 weeks that we were having twins. Although I was twice as pregnant as last time I had no symptoms at all until about week 8.

Sadly I caught an infection and lost the first of my babies at 19.5 weeks. Then due to some of the worst care at our local hospital we lost the second baby at 22.5 weeks.

As you can imagine we were and still are heartbroken.

Following on from the loss of both of my little angels I had to have a D&C ... and then have another one a week later as the first had not been performed properly - so this has all been very traumatic.

I am slowly trying to get my life back together, but we have (under medical advice) been trying to conceive again.
Last month was not successful but this month I think I am experiencing some pregnancy symptoms and wondered how soon others started to get indications??
I am not due for my period for another week, but for the past three days have felt like it is about to arrive. I am aware of an increase in discharge and also seem to be peeing a lot more than normal. Of course this could all be in my head or explained by things such as - an early cycle, drinking to much water etc. Is it possible to have pregnancy symptoms so early??

skihorse Wed 22-Jul-09 11:38:14

I'm so sorry to hear you've really been through the mill the last year.

Yes, it is possible - don't try and dissuade yourself it's not - you said in your first pg you "knew". I had an early mc last month but I'd known from about 6DPO that I was pg.

I'm not surprised though that there's a part of your head saying it's not possible... 50% of me thinks I'm pg right now (I'm late), but I don't want to accept these symptoms are for real - I'm too scared of it happening again.

Sunshinemummy Wed 22-Jul-09 11:49:14

ChrissyW so sorry for the tough time you've had.

As for pregnancy I get one symptom really early on - which is my sense of smell goes mad. I can smell everything really strongly.

Another friend gets a metallic taste in her mouth straight away. Literally the next day with both her DCs.

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