Pregnancy Symptoms: Obsessing in the Two Week Wait

Updated on June 22, 2018
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Having spent over two years trying to get pregnant, I spent a lot of time doing research and am sharing what I found out.

You suspect you might be pregnant either because you had unprotected sex or you used a fertility treatment that you're hoping worked (like in vitro fertilization). Now you're in that period of limbo, uncertainty, and anxiety—the period between the last time you ovulated and when you can take a pregnancy test. You feel like you have some symptoms, but do those symptoms mean you're pregnant?

Some early pregnancy signs overlap with PMS signs, so having one or more of these signs is NOT a guarantee that you're pregnant.

What Are Two Week Wait Symptoms?

  • Dizzyness
  • Tiredness
  • Bloating
  • Sore breasts/nipples
  • Nausea
  • Cramping
  • Heightened sense of smell
  • Difference in cervical mucus (lots of creamy white CM)
  • Change in the position of the cervix (higher)
  • Bleeding gums

According to a medical survey cataloguing early pregnancy symptoms, the four most common symptoms are "urinary frequency, tiredness, poor sleep, and back pain." Some of these symptoms can present before your period is due; so having one or all of these does not immediately mean that you're pregnant. However, if you don't normally get sore breasts, for example, and your sense of smell is way over the top, then this could be a good sign (if you want to be pregnant). Bleeding gums is an unusual one but occurs in early pregnancy on occasion.

Are Feeling Very Thirsty and Diarrhea/Constipation Early Pregnancy Signs?

  • Feeling Very Thirsty: Based on my internet research, it seems like feeling thirsty is a fairly common early sign. Feeling thirsty is like every other symptom though: just because you're feeling thirstier than usual doesn't necessarily mean that you're pregnant. One study seems to confirm that the more pregnant you are, the thirstier you get—and that those feelings can start very early on.
  • Diarrhea/Constipation: This was another symptom that people were asking about, and it seems that it is possible that it could also be a symptom. However, a lot of women who are trying to conceive are taking pre-natal vitamins, and these can sometimes cause either of these symptoms to occur.

Which Symptom Was the Strongest and Most Frequent for You?

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Your Menstrual Cycle May Explain Your TWW Symptoms

Understanding your menstrual cycle from a biological perspective can help you understand what's going on with your body and perhaps help explain some of your symptoms. Menstrual cycles are broken down into two cycles: the ovarian and the uterine.

The Ovarian Cycle

The ovarian cycle happens in your ovaries (as the name suggests). It is divided into two phases: the follicular phase and ovulation. Your ovaries have follicles in them. Before ovulation, your body releases a follicle-stimulating hormone. These hormones wake up your ovaries and instruct them to prepare an egg. Once the egg is ready and the follicles have released the egg into your oviduct, your body has entered the ovulation phase. During ovulation, the egg is ushered into the fallopian tubes where it is either fertilized, or if it's unfertilized, begins to degrade after a short window of time. If the egg is fertilized (and the pregnancy sticks), you're pregnant. If the egg is unfertilized, the luteal phase begins. The luteal phase is the one that instructs your body to essentially remove the baby-making detritus.

The Uterine Cycle

In case it wasn't obvious, the ovarian cycle is so named because it happens in your ovaries; the uterine cycle is so named because it happens in your uterus. Menstruation, better known as your period, is the first phase of the uterine cycle. This is where the body clears out the unused uterine lining and unfertilized egg. From there, the body enters the proliferative phase, which is where your body starts preparing the uterine lining all over again. This is followed by the secretory phase, which is where progesterone is pumped into your body to prime the lining to receive a fertilized egg. Progesterone increases your blood flow, which can raise your basal body temperature, and uterine secretions.

Are Early Pregnancy Signs and PMS Symptoms the Same?

They can be! It is often difficult to discern whether or not a general symptom, such as fatigue or bloating, is a sign of PMS or early pregnancy. The best way to find out is to take a pregnancy test, but that's the whole point of this article: you are stuck in the two week wait and can't take the test!

So, now I am speaking from my own tww experience. I said I was not going to obsess or even think about pregnancy symptoms during that time, but really when you get caught up with it, it is almost impossible not to get involved.

First of all, before I list a lot of the pregnancy symptoms that I found out about when I was on the tww, I have to say that I also found out that a lot of women get no symptoms at all and also a lot of the pregnancy symptoms are also the symptoms of being pre-menstrual. So don't judge your pregnancy on whether or not you have the symptoms!

For me, almost every month I felt like I had a bunch of symptoms that I did not have before I started trying to get pregnant. But really, I was only being fooled by my mind or my body, and in the end, I was not pregnant—so none of these counted.

The time that I did get pregnant, I had pretty much no symptoms at all. The only reason I knew was because my temperature went up on the day my period was due to start (it would normally go down with most people).

What Should I Do During the TWW?

Abstain From Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs

If there's any chance you might be pregnant, stop drinking, stop smoking anything (including tobacco and marijuana), stop any illicit drug use, and check to see if any medications you're on might affect an embryo.

Eat Well and Rest Up

Ensuring that your body has proper nutrition and that you're getting adequate sleep is a win-win. If you're pregnant, it'll help your body stay rested and get prepared for the task ahead. It'll be supercharged with awesome nutrients and feelings spry. And if you're not pregnant, eating well and getting adequate rest is going to help you feel better anyway! And if nothing else, cooking and meal prep should be welcome distractions.

Practice Self Care

Do you have a best friend you haven't seen in a while? Is there a movie that always makes you laugh? When was the last time you went to your favorite restaurant? Take care of yourself! Surround yourself with your favorite people, your favorite things—anything that makes you happy.

Reconnect With Nature; Get Outside

Go for a hike or a walk. Exercise increases endorphins, which will help you feel happy. Sunshine is also good for you, as is fresh air. Rope your partner or a friend into going with you. Maybe even make a picnic day of it.

Do Something You've Always Wanted to Do

There's got to be something you've always wanted to do but just... haven't. Now's a good a time as any to reprioritize whatever it is that just hasn't made it to the top of your to-do list. Maybe it's trying a new restaurant, reorganizing your close, learning a new skill, getting back into crafting, or volunteering at an animal shelter.

Go Shopping and Get Fancy

Plain and simple: treat yourself. Go out and buy a new outfit that you feel stunning in. You could also plan a date with your best friend or partner so that you have a reason to show off your stunning new outfit (maybe they'll even go shopping with you to help pick it out!).

And last but not least...

Try to Ignore Possible Pregnancy Symptoms

So the lesson that I have learned is to try to ignore anything that might be pregnancy symptoms because they actually might not be. It could just be related to menstruation or actually to nothing at all. I had four days of cramping, nausea, dizzy spells, and what I thought was implantation bleeding—only to have the test come back negative at the end of it all. I really had convinced myself at times that I was pregnant—I had not had these symptoms at any other time, so why were they occurring now?

In the second part of your cycle, your body produces progesterone. This can cause some symptoms like sore boobs. These may not be pregnancy symptoms but just part of your normal cycle. However, if you do not normally get sore boobs, then that could be a sign!

Perhaps it is that our minds just play tricks on us during the tww, or maybe we just notice more because we are taking notice. In any case, don't obsess (easy to say), and just try and keep yourself busy during the two weeks until you get to the point where you are ready to take a pregnancy test.

FAQ

What if I have no symptoms during the TWW?

For some women, this is normal. Having no symptoms doesn't necessarily mean that you're not pregnant. The best way to determine if you're pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.

What is the "two week wait"?

The two week wait (tww) is the time between ovulation and when your next cycle is due to start (i.e. the next menstrual period). That waiting period can be like limbo because essentially there's no way to tell if you're pregnant or not. Some women obsess about signs and changes that they see in their body during this period, as this can be the only way to determine at that point if they might be pregnant or not—and it's usually too early to take a pregnancy test.

How do I survive the two week wait?

During this period, there's no way to tell if you're pregnant or not. If you're not sure, it's best to abstain from any potentially baby-damaging activities, like drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes. Practice your favorite forms of self-care, such as making your favorite dinner, getting affection from your partner, partaking in your favorite exercises, or anything else that makes you happy.

What if I used in vitro fertilization (IVF)?

IVF also has a waiting period. With IVF, the sperm and egg are either mixed together in the hopes that they'll bond on their own. If fertilization doesn't occur, a process called intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is sometimes used. This is where the sperm is injected directly into the egg in a petri dish. The fertilized egg is then deposited into the uterus. It is possible that the pregnancy won't stick, however. So you might still experience the tww.

Have you had what you thought were pregnancy symptoms only to have a negative test result?

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In the Two Week Wait and Want to Order Some Tests?

These small pregnancy test strips are really easy to use—you just dip them in some of your pee and wait for 5 minutes. They are also really cheap. If you are a POAS addict, you can buy them in even larger quantities. These are much cheaper than the ones you can buy in store. So if you are in the tww, then get your supply ordered now so that you are ready to test at the right time. These are the strips that you can use from about 9dpo as they are ultra sensitive to picking up the HCG.

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    • Butterfly67 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Grant 

      3 days ago from UK

      Yes you could be pregnant regardless of any symptoms because you had sex at a time when you could have been fertile. The symptoms may be due to that or could be for some other reason. It is just that when you suspect you might be pregnant you really pick up on anything that could be a symptom.

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      Alicia 

      3 days ago

      I've been getting some cramps in my stomach and like a week before my period starts I start breaking out getting pimples and my face is all clear and sometimes I feel like throwing up,could I be actually pregnant?

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      Jackie Grant 

      5 days ago from UK

      Probably worth testing when your period is due then Alicia.

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      Alicia 

      5 days ago

      Oh ok and well I still don't get my period till next week but I felt like throwing up when I smelled the soup and the cornuts it all mixed and then on my brother's wedding he gave out tamales and when they gave some to my neighbor I felt like throwing up by smelling it again

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      Jackie Grant 

      5 days ago from UK

      Hi Alicia so you had sex on day 9 of your cycle so yes there is a chance that you could be pregnant if you ovulated any time between then and day 14 (which would give you a 28 day cycle).

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      Alicia 

      6 days ago

      i had my period on October 25,2018 it ended on October 29,2018(lasted 5 days) and on November 2,2018 I had sex only once he pulled out then he came and I stick it back inside and he kept going deep like 3 or 4 times any chance I could be pregnant?

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      Jackie Grant 

      4 weeks ago from UK

      Hi Irene Elie, I am afraid that it is not possible to get pregnant if the only occasion you have unprotected sex is 9 days before ovulation. I think one major focus of this article is to show that pregnancy symptoms can also be the same symptoms when your period is coming so can get very confusing!

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      Irene Elie 

      4 weeks ago

      Hello Ladies I need some help!

      Reading everyone's comments im like theyre 100% pregnant but im not so sure about myself.

      Had Intercourse nine days before ovulation, One day after ovulation i had medium splotting (never had it before).

      Symptoms;

      Splotting

      Very Sore nipples and boobs (usually never sore)

      Dizzy

      Headache

      A lil bit tired, sluggish.

      Currently 10 DPO. I feel pregnant but the tests are saying negative, either i am crazy or indenial.

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      Alayna Renee 

      4 weeks ago

      Hi! My fiancé and I have been TTC for awhile now, the first day of my last period was Oct. 1st my ovulation cycle started the 9th and ovulation day was the 16th. Ovulation cycle ended yesterday, but since my ovulation day I have been extremely nauseous, I usually get lower back pain and lower abdominal (it's not even cramps it's just mild unusual discomfort) pains closer to my period, it's due to start on the 31st, but I've never had them this early except for in my last pregnancy, I don't know if I'm getting my hopes up

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      Genabelle 

      8 weeks ago

      Hi ladies. I gauged my fertile days roughly this month as we were on hols and I forgot my opk tests. Had a lot of u protected sex. Period not due until wed, however had bleeding(bright colour) yesterday, thought my period was early, that never happens! Bleeding appears to have stopped again today. Now I’m full of nervous energy! Haven’t got any other symptoms, but I’ve never experienced sore boobs etc during AF, only mild cramps. Also put my back out the other day so i have back pain anyway, so any comin from potential pregnancy would be masked by this. Afraid to get my hopes up but wondered if anyone could shed light on this for me.

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      Jackie Grant 

      2 months ago from UK

      Hi Mikalas, any implant that uses hormones is likely to change your cycle a bit once it is removed. However, once they are removed you are fertile so those could for sure be pregnancy signs. Maybe give it a couple of weeks and then test if your period has not appeared.

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      Mikalas 

      2 months ago

      Hi! I had my Nexplanon placed in July 2016 and removed August 30th of this year.. that same day and night my SO and I had unprotected sex twice. Also the night I got it removed and 2 days after I had very dark very minimal spotting (abnormal for me). Since having unprotected sex I’ve been extremely dizzy and nauseous at times throughout the day, and my sense of smell is way out of wack, a lot of smells smell horrible to me, including my beloved red wine! I do track BBT and believe I ovulated the day after my nexplanon removal seeing as my temp had risen. But then my temps dropped dramatically for 2 days after that rise but I still don’t have a period at all, but I feel like I should, sharp cramps right under my belly button but just thick white CM.

      I’m curious to hear what you think this may be... early pregnancy symptoms?

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      Jackie Grant 

      2 months ago from UK

      Hi Taylor, once your temp rises that confirms you have ovulated already so you may have ovulated on 30th. The signs sound positive don't they so good luck with testing in a few days if you do!

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      Taylor sewell 

      2 months ago

      Hello! I was recently on nexplanon birth control and removed it august 10th. Two weeks later like the 29th i had this weird abdominal pain and i asked my hair dresser about it who is newly pregnant and she told me to take an ovulation test. It was peak positive. My husband and i have had unprotected sex all the days prior to this test and on the day plus two days after lol. being that i got a positive opk on the 29th i couldve ovulated the 31st right? Which matched up with my BBT it was 1 degree higher than two days prior and cm which was ewcm. If thats right, i am 4dpo with cramps bloating constantly and sharp back pains like my menstrual cycle is coming but only thing coming out is white discharge. Idk when my af is due bc my periods were irregular on nexplanon. I was bleeding when nexplanon was removed but stopped bleeding day after removal. I know only time will tell but its so hard waiting when my body is doing so much it has never done before.

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      Jackie Grant 

      2 months ago from UK

      Hi Juliana06 that is great news congrats! Working on what you have said it sounds like your period in July was around 13th maybe? So that could mean that you ovulated around 26th July which would make you around 7 1/2 weeks pregnant which would give you a positive test that would go dark quickly. That assumes that the test you took that came out negative, if you took it around 5th August, may have been too early. If that was a period on 4th August then you would likely have ovulated around 17th and would now be 4 1/2 weeks pregnant - unfortunately that would also give you a reasonably dark test quite quickly - although in some people the test line may not be as dark as the control line at this point in time. So I'm afraid it is quite difficult to say at the moment. However, if you have an ultrasound scan then at 7 1/2 weeks you should be able to see a heartbeat so that would be one way you would be able to tell how far along you are. Sorry I can't be more helpful but you will soon find out when you have a scan.

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      JULIANA06 

      2 months ago

      Jackie Grant,

      Today I took test and came back pos. very quickly and bright. I wanted to thank you for fast responses and helping with the transition of waiting. One more question: Since Aug 4th I bleed lightly for 1.5 days and then spotted only when wiped and now no period positive test, how far long could I be? Because the doctors are going to ask and I don't know what to tell them and not sure now if Aug was a real period.

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      Jackie Grant 

      2 months ago from UK

      Hi Sara, when you are trying to get pregnant it is really impossible to stop thinking about it! The unfortunate thing is that when we think about it, things we might not have noticed before become more obvious. And also they are things that could be pregnancy symptoms or could also be signs that your period is approaching. Anyway, as long as you had unprotected sex then there is a chance you are pregnant so good luck!

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      Sara 

      2 months ago

      Hey there, I'm trying so hard to get through this and its definitely hard.

      My breasts on the sides have been super sore (not normal for me). I've also had some bleeding that started day 21 to 25 light spotting only when I wipe, to some more on a pad.

      I have also had some twinging and sharp pulls in my lower abdomen which also hasn't happened for me before.

      I'm so confused and feel like i have no one to share this with, because everyone tells me to stop thinking about it, or dont get your hopes up, etc.

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      Jackie Grant 

      2 months ago from UK

      Hi Juliana06 well that sounds possible that it could be pregnancy related but unfortunately this can also happen when you are not pregnant!

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      JULIANA06 

      2 months ago

      Thank you but now I'm having white discharge and very sore breast not to mention the crazy dreams for the last few days. weird

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      Jackie Grant 

      2 months ago from UK

      Hi Felicity, if it is more than 2 weeks since you had unprotected sex then you should be OK to test now.

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      Jackie Grant 

      2 months ago from UK

      Hi JULIANA06, your cycle can certainly start changing when you get in your mid 30s but this does not necessarily mean anything. The symptoms you mention could be pregnancy related or could just be what you describe - constipation and heartburn. But if your period is due in 3 days you could certainly take a test pretty soon to find out.

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      Felicity 

      2 months ago

      When do you think would be a good time to test?

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      JULIANA06 

      2 months ago

      Hi,

      I'm currecntly 35yrs old and my fiance is 50 yrs old. So month of July I received my period a week late and then August a week early. However in Aug it was light for 2 days then spotting only when I wiped for maybe 2 1/2 days. I don't know what this means. I took a pregnancy test and came back negative. My period is now due in 3 days and only symptom I'm experiencing is very light cramping not like usually, sore breast and emotional. The other night I did have constipation cramps from my stomach to my anus but it only lasted maybe a day- it occured after sex. I get heartburn nightly lately but tums cures it. I feel like I'm falling apart. Any comments would help. Thanks

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      Jackie Grant 

      2 months ago from UK

      Hi Felicity, if your period was really light then it might still be worth testing just in case.

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      Felicity 

      2 months ago

      I had sex during my fertile window and I didn’t know. I wasn’t worried about it I didn’t think anything of it cause I’m on my period now but I did notice it was really light compared to how it normally comes. I’ve never as dizzy and nauseous as I feel this month. I literally puked twice and I still feel like I’m going too.

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      Jackie Grant 

      2 months ago from UK

      Hi Shely, yes I would definitely test again.

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      Shely 

      2 months ago

      Hi. I m texting first time. I need to know that, I am having 10 days of missed period. My LMP was due on 18 Aug but there is no period I've regular cycle and never missed before. N I have another symptoms like back pain bloating feel night temperature, I checked pregnancy on 20 Aug but it was negative result. Now today is 27 Aug. Tell me can I check again? And wait.

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      Sammy 

      3 months ago

      My period is always on time however this time it started two days late and it was rather different it started of with the blood being very dark brown and dry it went lighter as it went more red and it just stopped. This is all new to me I took a pregnancy test yesterday and it came out negative so I’m not sure what’s going on with all of this I’ve had cramping the whole day too. I’ve had no pms just my lower back has faint pains my breasts were feeling tender last week but I haven’t noticed when that changed

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      Sunell 

      4 months ago

      Hi 19/F. I'm TTC. My period is due in 3 days. My boobs are very sore and I have to pee the whole time. My back is sore and I have slight cramping. My boobs started hurting 3 DPO. Its not my whole boob its only my nipples and areola. They are erect but not darker and they feel al bit bigger as well. I struggling to wait.

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      Jackie Grant 

      4 months ago from UK

      Hi mayang, you should probably see your doctor and get your hormone levels checked out if you have not had a period in 4 months, there could be a reason for it.

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      mayang 

      4 months ago

      Hello I'm taking pills almost a 9 years then when I finish my pills I have period then I stopped used already..why until now from my last period 4 months already I have no period.theres a chance to became pregnant

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      Sasha 

      4 months ago

      Good day

      I have a question too... I'm a 25 yr old female. I'm on a 28/29 day cycle. My period is late with 25 days today. I've been struggling with sore / bruisey breasts for some time now. Also I took a pregnancy test 3 days ago and it was negative. I got cramping in my lower abdomen & lower back for only 1 day yesterday along with discharge which was white/yellowish. The cramping stopped . what can this be?

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      Jackie Grant 

      4 months ago from UK

      Hi Syl, it sounds like these could be peri-menopause symptoms if you are getting negative pregnancy tests. Check out this article, in particular the second paragraph as it seems to possibly fit your situation: https://hubpages.com/health/What-Are-The-Chances-o...

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      Syl 

      4 months ago

      Ok my symptoms are weird. First of all I did have a period, which came like 3 days early and only lasted 4days. My breast’s never get sore anymore BUT were sore for 2 weeks before that (and still are. Going on 4wks now). I have mild cramping where my ovaries would be which I never get. My discharge is white but has increased to the point of me having to check myself bc it felt like a gush of pee. I always feel bloated. I weigh the same but my jeans are all tighter now. I have taken 3 pregnancy tests( 2 homemade and one store bought) all negative. I have had lower back aches a few times. No nausea just heartburn a few times. I have no clue what’s going on. I am 46 and have had unprotected sex using the pull out method. I’ve looked up pregnancy, cysts, pre-menopause. I’m at a road block and any input or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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      Jackie Grant 

      5 months ago from UK

      Good Luck LizBeth34, you never know, you may get lucky the first time!

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      LizBeth34 

      5 months ago

      I have a 30 day cycle - pretty regular - can be 31 days at times. Tomorrow is when my period is due - I tested 3 days ago and it was negative (I knew this was early but I couldnt help myself) - This was our first month trying and I only have one fallopian tube so I expect to be disapointed... but im trying to just wait it out now. Going to test Monday if I don't get my period tomorrow.

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      Jackie Grant 

      5 months ago from UK

      Hi Gianna, if your period is due on 28th then I would only test today at the very very earliest and even then it may still be too early (my own test when I was pregnant came up negative on the equivalent of today) But really I would wait until maybe 26th to get a much better chance of a definite yes/no.

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      Gianna 

      5 months ago

      Hi! I have been having quite a few symptoms of pregnancy but I took 3 tests Nd they were all negative. I took them all befor e the tww and the end of the two weekends would be Sunday morning I’m supposed to get my period the 28th what do I do I really want to be pregnant

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      Niki 

      5 months ago

      Hello..thanks for helping me calm down enough to get through the rest of my 2ww. I tested again this past Sunday (Fathers Day) which was the day before my period. It was negative. I was suppose to start my period the next day on the 18th. I am having a fair amount of cramping, but no bleeding and my breasts are slightly sore. I am normally regular. I am assuming that I just got so stressed out during the 2ww that my period will be late. In case I’m wrong, when should I do a final test? Should I wait to be 5 days late? Thanks again for all of your advice.

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      Jackie Grant 

      5 months ago from UK

      Hi Niki, I think to a certain extent we all lose our minds in the tww! It certainly sounds like you are in with a chance and you could have tested a bit early as you may only have been 7 or 8 dpo when you tested. I would wait a few days more at least and then test again. Good luck.

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      Niki 

      5 months ago

      Had sex 2 days before, and day of LH surge. LH surge was on the 6th, 7th. On 11th I felt cramping on my left side but no spotting. Been slightly nauseous for past 2 days that goes away when I eat and then comes back in 1/2 hour. Last night I felt hot and started to sweat. Tested yesterday morning and it was negative. My period is due on the 18th of this month. I am on a 25 day cycle, and regular. I so want this to be real but I am scared that it is all in my head. I have had issues before and so want a child. I am having a difficult time in this ttw. Do you think I have just lost my mind or is there a chance this might be the real thing?

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      Jackie Grant 

      5 months ago from UK

      Hi Sahra, there are a number of reasons why your period can be late and you are not pregnant. Stress can be one, being under or overweight can change your cycle, hormone changes can cause this (including peri-menopause if you are older) plus other reasons. If you are concerned then go and see your doctor and they may be able to do some tests to see what is going on.

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      Sahra 

      5 months ago

      I did a test again on 7th june but still bot a negative and i am 3 weeks late

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      Jackie Grant 

      5 months ago from UK

      Hi Sahra, so if you haven't had your period since 11th April then maybe you need to test again. You say you haven't got any pregnancy symptoms but missing your period, plus all the other things you mention, can be symptoms!

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      Jackie Grant 

      6 months ago from UK

      Hi Precious, yes you can get a test now for sure!

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      Precious 

      6 months ago

      My lmp - 19th April, 2018, had unprotected sex- 27th April,2018, started experiencing lightheadedness and mood swings just 3days later. implantation bleeding(jelly like spot with a little blood inside)-6th May

      then on 10th May- light cramps and brown blood flow for less than an hour.

      I feel tired, very dizzy- feel like sleeping everywhere, no sore burst, metallic taste in my mouth, acne, fever especially at night and in the morning, nauseating and very sensitive to smell-getting easily irritated by smells,

      13th may- blocked nose that made me spit mucus especially after eating

      feel bloated most times,

      today14th,-feel like stomach is making noise, like talking(lol)

      can I get a test soon? feeling weird

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      Jackie Grant 

      6 months ago from UK

      Hi Rashana, yes if you missed your period and you had unprotected sex then you could be pregnant, you don't have to have any other symptoms.

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      Rashana 

      6 months ago

      Hi. My last period was March 22. I have had this clear snot looking discharge in my pee and I have been having a lot of milky white discharge. The only thing that I have been out of place is the discharge and the miss period. Could I be pregnant and not know it yet. My husband and I have been trying for a little over a year and I'm trying not to get my hopes up. Pleasr help!!!

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      Jackie Grant 

      6 months ago from UK

      Hi Hannah, I would definitely take a test now! yes I have heard of dogs and cats having an extra sense and knowing that someone is pregnant :-) For me the tiredness started about 3 days before my period was due and I also had cramps. The signs all seem to be there but by the results of the poll you can see how many people have had pregnancy symptoms and not been pregnant so fingers crossed for you!

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      HannahMalone 

      6 months ago

      Hi I actually have a question my self :) I have missed my period I am 3 days late and I have regular periods I am having this milky white discharge and I’ve thrown up recently, I’ve also had mild cramps but they are tolerant I’ve also had diarrhea I took a pregnancy test last week but I have a feeling it was way to early my questions are what do you think is going on and when should I take a pregnancy test cause today would’ve been my last day for a period but I don’t have it ... when should I take a test? Also might add I’m peeing a lot and very tired like walking to the store with my faincee I get so tired and exhausted? Also I have a dog and she’s been super cuddly with me and she never really has been do you think she knows before I do? Please let me know I’m really happy if I am pregnant ❤️

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      IsabellaEdgar 

      6 months ago

      Hello Everybody!! So me and my husband have been trying to get pregnant for almost a year now, I have irregular cycles so sometimes I get my period twice a month, my last period was on April 20-23 it was heavy huge clots for one day and the rest of the days brownish discharge, we had sex the 26 of April and the 30 and then again on may 3 which is three days before ovulation. My period is suppose to come on May 21 however I have been feeling thirsty and have a decreased appetite and getting full off of water and ginger ale, I lost a little weight nothing significant. Is there a slight chance I can be pregnant? I have been taking test after test and all negative can it just be in my mind? Thank you for your responses.

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      blackwell2018 

      6 months ago

      Haha, yes! :) okay, thank you so much for the help!!

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      Jackie Grant 

      6 months ago from UK

      Blackwell, I think the problem is that if we never drank when there was a possibility of being pregnant, well there would be a lot less drinking in the world :-) - but maybe just tone it down if you think there is a chance but at this stage a few drinks would probably be OK (but obviously I am not a doctor so I'm not talking with any medical knowledge).

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      blackwell2018 

      6 months ago

      This is the same lady from Blackwell post below. I signed up and it changed my username.....

      Yes, always the alcohol! haha I was cramping terrible last night. But my period is not suppose to start until 6/15. Is this normal if I am pregnant? I had my first born almost 6 years ago so I can not remember. My husband and I are open to having more kids. SO if I am it will be great. We are suppose to go to a concert tomorrow night and we will be drinking. I am terrified if I am pregnant that I should not be drinking this weekend. Or does it matter being this early. Should I or no? The soonest I could take a pregnancy test would be next Wednesday(6/09) to find out. I just want to make sure if I am, I am not doing any harm to the baby.

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      Jackie Grant 

      6 months ago from UK

      Ha ha Blackwell, it's always the alcohol! If your tracker says you should ovulate on day 11 of your cycle and you had sex on day 8 then the sperm would need to survive for 3 days which it can do. So it is possible...

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      Blackwell 

      6 months ago

      My last cycle was April 20-21. I am currently not on birth control. My husband and I had sex on the 22nd and 27th of April, where he ejaculated inside me. Is it likely I am pregnant??? My tracker says my ovulation day was the 30th. He usually uses protection but these two times were spur of the moment with a little alcohol involved in both times.....

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      Jackie Grant 

      6 months ago from UK

      That's always a tricky one Vanessa - the spotting could be your period (this can occasionally happen, especially as you get older) but it also could happen when you are pregnant so it is worth taking a test if you think you might be.

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      Vanessa 

      6 months ago

      My last period was on March 22-26 and my period tracker said I should had stay my period on the 22 of April which never came but I was spotting only for that day. It’s april 30th and still nothing, is my period just late?

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      Tia Haskins 

      6 months ago

      Thank you Jackie. But my periods have always been heavy after the first day and this was pinkish brown spotting. I have never had this happen before I'm a always on time and today makes 16 days I haven't had my period. I'll wait it out and see though. Thank you again

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      Jackie Grant 

      6 months ago from UK

      It sounds like that might have been a really light period so it might be worth waiting but if you feel something might be amiss then it is always worth consulting your doctor.

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      Tia 

      6 months ago

      My last menstrual cycle was March 17-22 like normally. According to my period tracker app my next cycle should've been April 14th. I started spotting that exactly day for about 3-4 days and then nothing else. I don't feel nauseous, I have frequent back pain and headaches which is what I normally feel when my cycle is due. My breast aren't sore like most and I have taken 4 hpt all negative. Should I wait until my next menstrual cycle to test or see my doctor before getting obsessed about being pregnant?? Please help, any advice is welcomed.

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      Jackie Grant 

      6 months ago from UK

      Hi himahima, those could be pregnancy symptoms. It depends on when your period is due as to when you should test but if you think the possible pregnancy is as a result of sex 2 weeks ago (and that was in your fertile window) then chances are that you could test now.

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      himahima 

      6 months ago

      Me and my husband had sex before 2 weeks.. from last 3-4 days i feel so thirst, my breast are sore, discomforts in my belly and back, i feel full even after a small meal( its like some bloating occurs inside my stomach) and i feel so urge to pee in a while.. can it be a pregnancy symptom? If so within how many days i can take a test?

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      Jackie Grant 

      7 months ago from UK

      Hi Chloe, it is possible to get pregnancy symptoms as early as 5 days after ovulation but you still might not get a positive on a test until later. It would probably be worth testing again after at least the 24th but otherwise there could be other reasons for feeling nauseous and needing to pee so if that goes on without a positive test it might be worth seeing a doctor.

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      Chloe 

      7 months ago

      My bf and I had unprotected sex on April 14th and my lmp was March 26th. Ive been feeling nauseous when I’m around food and also when I wake up. My breasts are sore but I figured that could just be pms. I’ve also had the urge to go pee frequently lately. I took a pregnancy test April 19th and it was negative (I realize it was way too soon to test but I was curious.) Any ideas on what’s happening?

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      Jackie Grant 

      7 months ago from UK

      It can take a number of months to get pregnant (even though it happens for some people very quickly!) so if you have been trying for a while maybe check out this article https://wehavekids.com/having-baby/why-cant-i-get-...

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      Neisha 

      7 months ago

      So me and my boyfriend been having sex since the 18th of March and we have been using unprotected sex and every test I took said negative but I really want to get pregnant what should I do

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      Jackie Grant 

      7 months ago from UK

      Hi lolly I can't tell you what is wrong as I am not a doctor but pregnancy tests (and certainly blood tests) are not usually wrong so if you are feeling unwell it might be worth seeing your doctor.

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      lolly 

      7 months ago

      Can u pls help m I have vomited after a meal than later that day i got my period it only took 2 days normal it takes 4 days it was not heavy it was light since than i start having symptoms of a pregnant lady even water coming out of my breast i took a home test and blood test show negative but I still have the symptoms what is wrong with m pls

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      Jackie Grant 

      7 months ago from UK

      Hi ami there are different reasons why you could be missing your period (pregnancy and stress are just 2 of them!) If this is unusual for you then it is worth going to see your doctor.

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      ami 

      7 months ago

      I have missed my periods for two months and when I test it says negative so I don't knw what's wrong or am I sick or what?please help

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      Jackie Grant 

      7 months ago from UK

      If she had her period and you had protected sex then that is extremely unlikely. As I am not a doctor if she continues to feel ill it is probably worth seeing a doctor.

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      Roman niroula 

      7 months ago

      I had protected sex at the 7 th day of her periods..as far as i know condom was fine and also i didnt ejaculate speam inside her vagina..

      She got mesuration 7 days late.. And it lasted for 7 days as always it was normal.. But she is now suffering from back pain and vomiting from past 2 days...she doesnt want to eat any food.. Whenever she eats,all of those comes outside through vomit..

      Moreover,she is very weak girl from beggining

      Is she pregeant?

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      Jackie Grant 

      8 months ago from UK

      @Manoj - have you taken a pregnancy test?

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      Jackie Grant 

      8 months ago from UK

      The problem is that everyone has different temperatures so what is high for one person may not be high for another so you will only know if you regularly take your temp.

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      Anonymous 

      9 months ago

      How high does the temp stay if you’re pregnant, I’ve never check the temp before ..???

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      Jackie Grant 

      9 months ago from UK

      It sounds like you could be. If you are pregnant then your temp stays high after ovulation and doesn't go down just before your period is due, so it really depends on your normal temps.

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      Jackie Grant 

      9 months ago from UK

      Hi Sofia, did you do a test? You can still have some bleeding and be pregnant.

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      Sofia 

      9 months ago

      My lmp was December 20,2017 and had unprotected sex January 5,2018 and I have a 26-29 cycle and I got my period yesterday January 27,2018 but there's nothing on my pad on when I wipe off and it also looks light and I had no cramps plus I had pregnancy symptoms I feel tired,I had the urge to pee,feel bloated.

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      Jackie Grant 

      9 months ago from UK

      14 days between periods is not common but can happen.

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      Laura 

      9 months ago

      My AF started on Jan 7th. I believe ovulation was on the 17th. We had sex every other day the week I was fertile. Waited the dreaded 2ww just to have AF start on the 14th day which should have been conception day. Its not a light flow, feeling tired all the signs of a normal AF. Is this normal?

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      Chloe 

      10 months ago

      So I don't get my period today cycle 29 and the cycles I have are 26-29 and I'm not sure if tomorrow I get my period but I've had symptoms..

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      Jackie Grant 

      10 months ago from UK

      Yes, online calculators give you the best estimate based on the average person. I'm just saying it is possible for you to have ovulated at a different date but you can't know for sure.

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      Chloe 

      10 months ago

      Well that's what it said on the calculator but I'm not sure since you said I can probably ovulate late and no I haven't used ovulation tests.

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      Chloe 

      10 months ago

      No I didn't use ovulation tests

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      Jackie Grant 

      10 months ago from UK

      If you definitely ovulated on 2nd January and you only had sex on January 5th then it is not possible to be pregnant as the egg does not last that long. However, it is very difficult to know for sure that you ovulated on a specific date - were you using ovulation tests?

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      Chloe 

      10 months ago

      I was doing some calculation here on google and it said that I ovulated on January 2 and I conceived January 3 and I had sex on January 5 but I have a headache rn and I still kinda feel like peeing a bit it's kinda going away and I also feel so tired and my period is coming on January 17.

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      Jackie Grant 

      10 months ago from UK

      @Sophia, yes that is true but if you get it the day after having sex it is unlikely to be related to pregnancy.

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      Sophia 

      10 months ago

      And couple days ago I felt like throwing up I don't know why

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      Sophia 

      10 months ago

      I've had it for 10 days now but it also says that you can get it in the first or two weeks and be pregnant.

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      Jackie Grant 

      10 months ago from UK

      Yes it can be either but if it started right afterwards it is more likely to be a UTI so best to get it checked out.

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      Sophia 

      10 months ago

      I had sex and then the next day I started having the urge to pee till right now it's been 9 days and I've read on google that it can be an early pregnancy symptoms or uti but I'm not sure what it is.

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      Jackie Grant 

      10 months ago from UK

      Did your period start or end on 25th December ? If it started on 25th then yes that would seem extremely early to show a positive on day 15 of your cycle. If it ended on 25th then that would be possible...

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      Lora 

      10 months ago

      Hi i had my last period on 25th dec and had unprotected sex one week later every two days. One week later (8/1) i had some cramping and abdominal pain and tried to do pregnancy test for curiosity. 3 test showed faint line, isnt it very early to show positive? Notice that i have irregulare cycle about 35-40 days sometimes more.

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      Jackie Grant 

      10 months ago from UK

      @Sandra yes, every body is different but symptoms only really start once the hcg is produced and that doesn't tend to differ very much.

      @Chloe, see previous answers!

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      Sandra 

      10 months ago

      But every body is different and there symptoms can start any day?

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      Jackie Grant 

      10 months ago from UK

      @Chloe I think the thing is that we really start looking for symptoms when we think there is a chance we might be pregnant. I would leave it until your period is due and if you are still worried then take a test but it sounds like the chances are slim.

      @Sandra, yes for sure you can get symptoms early but it takes a while for the hcg to be produced that causes the symptoms so the earliest really that symptoms are felt is likely 4 days but even that is pretty rare.

      @Cb It might be worth testing...

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      Sandra 

      10 months ago

      But sometimes you can get symptoms early?

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      Jackie Grant 

      10 months ago from UK

      @Chloe yes the egg only lives for 12-24 hours after ovulation so once that is done you can't get pregnant, but you can't guarantee that you ovulated on day 14. As you had sex on day 17 it is unlikely but there is still a slim chance, even if you ovulated on day 16 say, that you could get pregnant.

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