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How did you know you were pregnant?

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AuntieMaggie Wed 12-Aug-09 17:53:25

I was going to name change but I can't be bothered.

I want to know what your first symptoms were when you got pregnant, the little things that made you suspect. Or even the things you couldn't explain but made sense later.

I'm asking because I have a couple of things going on that I'm a bit embarrassed about. If I am pregnant it will be a miracle but part of me will be disappointed if I'm not!

Lizzzombie Wed 12-Aug-09 17:55:42

My boobs grew enormous and very quickly! (and have never gone back down again!)

Mumwhensdinneready Wed 12-Aug-09 17:58:26

The familiar wave of nausea. A week before I missed a period.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Wed 12-Aug-09 18:04:43

I didn't want more than one glass of wine and trying to eat eggs made me want to vomit.

MoominMymbleandMy Wed 12-Aug-09 18:19:12

Swollen tender breasts with very blue veins, and wanting to eat cereal in the mornings - I am not a breakfast person normally.

Snufflebufty Wed 12-Aug-09 18:20:53

I kept smelling strawberries, everywhere I went and my boobs wouldnt fit into my favourite top smile. Found out when I was 5 weeks pregnant only because my friend who was ttc told me about counting her cycle days and I wasnt aware I should have been doing that!

HecatesTwopenceworth Wed 12-Aug-09 18:23:27

I started thinking about being pregnant! Can't explain it any better than that. no physical signs (that came later) just a total preoccupation and just kept thinking about my womb hmm I just knew. I had early bleeding and had a scan and at that point they said I was 6 weeks, so I must have known within DAYS of conception!

Same with second pregnancy. In fact, it was so early that the test came back negative! So I spent a few months thinking I was imagining it, before taking another one - positive. Scan showed me 4 months.

For me, it seems as soon as I conceive, my body tells me!

weegiemum Wed 12-Aug-09 18:25:46

I knew I was pregnant when I did a pregnancy test the day or so after I was due.

Except for dd2 when I wasn't expecting it - I had a mirena - and found out I was pregnant after 2 weeks of throwing up every morning - kind of gave it away.

None of the weird smells/symptoms/imagining something was going on.

Maybe I'm just not so sensitive to hormones?

longwayaway Wed 12-Aug-09 18:53:32

We were TTC and I didn't get my period. I finally went to the doctor around 6 weeks past my LMP to get tested. Boobs got sore around the normal time but then never stopped being sore (they're still sore). I got really ill the day I was expecting my period but that was the only time I got sick - and now that they've changed my due date to match my scans, I'm supposed to believe I wasn't even pregnant at that point! Maybe it was food poisoning hmm

So I guess I didn't really "know" I was pregnant until the doctor confirmed it.

IneedacleanerIamalazyslattern Wed 12-Aug-09 18:56:07

With dd I had NO idea it was exp that said you are do a test I did it to prove him wrong.
With DS the day my period was due I ran up the stairs got to the top and a wave of nausea hit me went out bought at test (then 4 more).

forevermore Wed 12-Aug-09 20:05:24

my boobs were so tender i couldn't even put my tshirt on and I wasn't due on for about a week. I got a BFP 4 days b4 AF due!

AuntieMaggie Thu 13-Aug-09 13:59:38

ah well maybe I'm not then it's just my imagination, though have been thinking about it a lot and watching for symptoms.

Sheeta Thu 13-Aug-09 14:05:00

I could smell everything much better than before.. and I just knew. Somehow.

then I got massive boobs and tiredness, BFP just before AF due.

boodleboot Thu 13-Aug-09 14:35:57

i couldn't go into a charity shop yesterday becuase the smell was overpoweringly old and musty.....never noticed it before and usually love to hunt about for treasures....TTC so will have to wait till next fri to fins out for sure....feeling pretty pregnant at min tho....boobs very 'there' iyswim and nipples keep fluttering {tmi i am sure....blush}

last two i just couldn't bear the smell of tea and as soon as that happened i knew summat woz up ha....

weaselbudge Thu 13-Aug-09 14:37:21

With my first pregnancy it was definitely the sore boobs! This time round it was really bad implantation pains that lasted 3 days followed by extreme tiredness a week or so later.

karala Thu 13-Aug-09 14:38:57

coffee tasted odd as if the milk was off
boobs grew rapidly
wanted to eat marzipan
very very tired

HensMum Thu 13-Aug-09 14:39:56

Didn't really have a clue until I tested. I only tested because we were TTC but I wanted to have lots of wine so thought I better make sure...

With hindsight though, there were a couple of days when I was unaccountably knackered and I couldn't drink red wine without getting a really dry horrible mouth.

aquavit Thu 13-Aug-09 14:44:26

v v tired
less inclination to guzzle wine
SO MUCH drool when asleep grin
spot of bleeding (that I thought was my period so cheerfully embarked on pissed wedding weekend in Spain...oops)

ridingjoker Thu 13-Aug-09 14:46:25

shattered and my nails gre at a ridiculous rate. it was my nails gave it away with dd. no other signs as BF ds still so boobs and tiredness were par of course. oh and didn't realise at time but a dramatic weight loss(about 2 dress sizes) in first 3 months. again... put it down to bfing.

ridingjoker Thu 13-Aug-09 14:47:02

with dd i was good 3 months before realised though blush

JoesMummy09 Thu 13-Aug-09 14:48:05

Dog-tired and boobs like zepplins grin

Also craving for milky drinks. Shortly afterwards developed sense of smell akin to a blood hounds!

TheOldestCat Thu 13-Aug-09 14:50:18

Making my morning (very strong) coffee made me retch and I went off tea too.

So unintentional caffeine avoidance is the first sign for me! Strangely, doesn't apply to chocolate though...

MrsBadger Thu 13-Aug-09 14:55:15

lack of premenstrual spots

and of course the big blue cross on the test was a bit of a giveaway

PotPourri Thu 13-Aug-09 14:58:45

Coffee, alcohol and garlic made me retch - event the thought of it. Everything smelt much stronger than normal (especially bad things like feet and nappies!), and generally I felt a bit green - that was from week 2.5 - so literally instantly.

But the biggest giveaway was raging moods - I felt really, really angry. This happened every time long before I could have known I was pregnant. The first list varied between 2.5 weeks to 5 weeks across the different pregnancies.

So what are your symptoms then?

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