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Did you "know" you were pregnant before you tested

Amelia88Amelia88
posted 1 year 6 months ago
I've heard some people say this quite a bit - that they just knew they were pregnant before they tested, due to certain bodily changes or just mother's intuition, I guess!

Was this the case for you, when you found out you were expecting?

Funnily enough, the month I found out I was pregnant was the month I was least expecting to be pregnant! I didn't feel any different, apart from some stomach cramps the day before my period was due (or thereabouts!) and I just put that down to it being almost that time of the month. When I did a home pregnancy test my jaw just about hit the floor - we were trying, but it's still a shock when you do get that big fat positive on the test!


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MariposaMariposa
posted 1 year 6 months ago
No, I can't say that I "knew" ... far from it. I know that I hoped but after trying for five years, every single month was a new hope, so that really didn't mean much.

Added to that, my cycle was never regular and during my whole life, it wasn't unusual to skip months, so even that part wasn't an indicator for me. Strangely, after I had my daughter, that straightened out and there's never been another missed month!

Now that I'm thinking about it, I didn't even believe it when I did a home test and saw that it was positive! I didn't really believe it or let it sink in until I was at the doctor's office and *he* confirmed it... that's when it finally started feeling real to me.

thash1979thash1979
posted 1 year 6 months ago
With my second child, yes, I knew I was pregnant before I even missed my period. Having a daughter before him, then losing two pregnancies before we conceived him, I knew I was for sure carrying a little bundle of joy. I can remember waking up one morning and feeling a little off, a little nauseated, and a hint of "baby". It is so hard to describe in words, but I just knew I was pregnant. Not for fear of having another baby, because my hubby and I had been trying for 2 years, but there was just something about the fluttery feeling I had in my gut that told me I needed to take the test. And sure enough, I was about 5 weeks pregnant!

Amelia88Amelia88
posted 1 year 6 months ago

thash1979 said:
With my second child, yes, I knew I was pregnant before I even missed my period. Having a daughter before him, then losing two pregnancies before we conceived him, I knew I was for sure carrying a little bundle of joy. I can remember waking up one morning and feeling a little off, a little nauseated, and a hint of "baby". It is so hard to describe in words, but I just knew I was pregnant. Not for fear of having another baby, because my hubby and I had been trying for 2 years, but there was just something about the fluttery feeling I had in my gut that told me I needed to take the test. And sure enough, I was about 5 weeks pregnant!
That's awesome! I wonder too if it's easier to identify the signs and symptoms of pregnancy when you've gone through it before as well. For me, since I have only had the one pregnancy, I didn't really have a clue of how I'd be feeling. I think maybe when we hopefully have a second that I'll be more in tune with my body and perhaps notice things that I didn't the first time around!

morgoodiemorgoodie
posted 1 year 6 months ago
With my first pregnancy, I just knew I was pregnant and felt I could pinpoint the exact day I conceived. It was a very real sensation and it is hard to explain the feelings in words. It was almost as if I became complete at that moment in time like the last piece of the puzzle fell into place. I did not have that when I was pregnant the second time.

I also knew what gender I was having with each pregnancy. I knew my first was a girl and I chose not to find out what I was having before hand. My second pregnancy, I chose to find out for sure so that if I needed to save clothes I would. But even before I found out I was having a boy, I knew. It was a feeling I had and the fact that I was carrying different than with my daughter as well as a few other things. It just is not possible to describe these feelings accurately with words.

kaka135kaka135
posted 1 year 5 months ago
I have three pregnancies, and all were planned. I can't exactly tell how I knew I was pregnant. I could feel the discomfort with my body even before my period was supposed to come, then I suspected I was pregnant. I felt like having nausea and dizzy as well.


I am not sure if I was just hoping for pregnancy or I just knew.

missiemousemissiemouse
posted 1 year 5 months ago
I already knew back then that I was pregnant mainly because of the following symptoms:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Cravings
  • No period for three months
  • Food aversions
  • Intense heat experienced
  • Enlarging tummy

So even before testing or going to the doctor, I knew in my mind that I was pregnant. I wasn't just ready to accept it yet. I'm just glad that even without the prenatal vitamins and consultation with the doctor, during those first few months, my baby was still healthy. Nevertheless, I think it's still important to consult your OB even with the first few signs of pregnancy.

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