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Did you know before a positive pregnancy test?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by Tubzi, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Tubzi

    Tubzi Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi All!
    Im just wondering whether you knew/thought you were pregnant before you took a pregnancy test.
    How early did you ‘know’ and what were your symptoms?
    Thanks
     
  2. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, every time and I have 3 children. Tender boobs and instantly going off coffee.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Definitely tender boobs
     
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  4. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Yes, every time. And it was raging heartburn for me.
     
  5. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes all 3 times knew about the time I was due. Felt more premenstrual than I normally did, peed more and sore boobs soon followed. Just sort of knew. With #2 first test was negative and I was so confused because I knew. 2 days later it showed positive.
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Nope. Had no idea.
     
  7. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The body is a wonderful thing isn't it? These symptoms literally came on instantly, as in one day I could drink coffee quite happily and the next day it made me almost vomit (and I LOVE coffee), I was so annoyed, couldn't drink it throughout the pregnancies. The symptoms came about one week after the first missed period. I had a craving for raw cabbage also, I have NO idea why but it was like a drug!
     
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  8. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Same here, but with tea. I couldn't drink my beloved tea for 3 months as it made me feel very nauseous and the worse part was, working as receptionist at a Car Dealership at that time and just behind me was ............ the drinks machine and the smell, especially from the coffee which was not nice :yuck:
     
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    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I just had a 'hang on - I am not alone' sensation at what would have been two weeks in, every time.
     
  10. TrevA

    TrevA Type 2 · Member

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    I knew a work colleague was pregnant before she had it confirmed with a test. Just a change on behaviour- a slight fuzziness of memory. I’d noticed the same in my wife so I said to the work colleague “ you’re not pregnant are you”. She said no but then found out she was a couple of weeks later.
     
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    sarah1990 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Yeah I felt sick but only felt it. And i just had a feeling I knew I was pregnant plus i was late
     
  12. Cocosilk

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    Each time I was pregnant, I was always testing up to a week before my period would have been due. It was tricky to tell that early for me as the cramps I got were always so similar to premenstrual period cramps that it really could have gone either way.
    In hindsight it was easier to see the odd differences - for me 1st time I had a bad headache in the week leading up to the missed period, which was unusual for me. Cramps felt just like a period coming though.
    Every other time, just a day or so before or right on the time I should have got my peroid was when my boobs would feel more inflated than premenstrually so that is definitely a give away sign for me too if you are close to 2 weeks past ovulation.
    Proper morning sickness, which for me was also wanting to vomit at the smell of coffee (which normally I love), didn't really hit till I was 7 weeks pregnant.
     
  13. Tubzi

    Tubzi Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    How early on did you get heartburn?
     
  14. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Meat made me sick before I got the double blue line (3 pregnancies) though I did squillions of tests because I never had morning sickness and other symptoms early on...
     
  15. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Roughly a week to ten days as far as I remember.
     
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