What early signs hinted that you were pregnant before a test confirmed it?

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  1. Seek-n-Find profile image88
    Seek-n-Findposted 5 years ago

    What early signs hinted that you were pregnant before a test confirmed it?

    What were your symptoms and how long after conception did you begin to experience them?  I know what the official websites say, but it also seems women's personal stories don't always match the "official" answers.  I'm especially interested in hearing from the women that "just knew" before they were "supposed" to know.


  2. cre8ivOne profile image75
    cre8ivOneposted 5 years ago

    Hi Seek and Find
    I was one of those people who wanted to be pregnant right after I got married and tried and hoped for years.  On the realization of my pregnancy I was at my mom's house and we were celebrating my little sister's birthday.  You see, even my mom had managed to have a baby the year before.  Well, I was 2-3 weeks late for my period but often had issues with them being irregular.  So sometime in the middle of the night I became very ill.  The nausea continued for hours and days and even months.  My mom, on this particular morning said to me, "Do you suppose you are pregnant?"  And even though I felt so sick I was excited with wonder.  So for me, the answer to your question is that I was very ill and vomiting before I took a test and knew I was pregnant because it lasted longer than any flu I had ever had.

    1. Seek-n-Find profile image88
      Seek-n-Findposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh wow!  What an exciting time (even in the midst of not feeling well).  Thank you for sharing!

  3. lisasuniquevoice profile image75
    lisasuniquevoiceposted 5 years ago


    I just knew. I was more emotional, and I had a feeling that things were very different from just a few weeks before. It was New Year's Eve. I was staying at home to watch the ball drop and I decided to make some drinks. I served the drinks and set one aside for myself. When it came to taking a sip I knew I shouldn't. I really didn't know why because my doctor said I wouldn't ever be able to have children. On the fifth of Jan. I found out that I was pregnant with my only child and he was born on Sept. 6 of that year. I'm so glad I just had a feeling and that I didn't drink that night or any night until I was finished breast feeding. I just read that the female brain is more active than the male brain, and that one part of this activity is centered in the part that is responsible for intuition.

    1. Seek-n-Find profile image88
      Seek-n-Findposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting!  I do seem to have a sense of intuition and most times it is quite accurate--but other times not so I always wonder if "this time" it is.  Thanks for sharing-what an amazing blessing!

  4. KellyG05030 profile image67
    KellyG05030posted 5 years ago

    With both of my pregnancies, I had a feeling I was pregnant before I ever missed a period.  I was overly emotional both times and just knew I was pregnant.  I do remember with one of my pregnancies, my breasts were sore and that is not something that happens to me with my normal menstrual cycles.  It's been at least 11 years ago now, so I can't remember how long after conception... but to give you an idea, I had the "feelings" of being pregnant at least a week or two before my periods were due each time.

    1. Seek-n-Find profile image88
      Seek-n-Findposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing.  Do you think being a little more irritated at silly things and finding it difficult to sit still and focus might be signs?

    2. KellyG05030 profile image67
      KellyG05030posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I would think it could be... but that could also come from the stress of worrying that you may/may not be pregnant.  I do remember having a tough time concentrating at work, but not sure if that was before or after I confirmed my pregnancy.

  5. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    The first sign was extreme irritability. My husband claims he could tell by the look in my eyes. I love my children, and loved raising them, but I did not like being pregnant at all - either time.

    For me, late period, irritable and things that never made me feel nauseated before suddenly were an issue. I was working at a vet and the smells were making me sick before I knew I was pregnant.

    1. Seek-n-Find profile image88
      Seek-n-Findposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Almost every answer I've seen on other sites mentions smell--that must be a really common one for most women!!!  My sense of smell is already extremely strong--oh boy--when I'm pregnant it will be almost supernatural.  :-)


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