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How soon after conception can your body start giving off physical signs that you're pregnant? And, when and how did you know that you were pregnant?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:53 AM on Mar. 9, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Your breast get very sensitive within weeks. I got moody within a few weeks. Maybe around 8 weeks your breast will start to get larger. I knew I was pregnant when I missed my period.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:56 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • The EARLIEST signs that can start as early as the week before your period are:

    -Sore breast
    -Being Tired
    -Light Cramping
    -Morning sickness

    The symtoms can also start later or increase later.

    For ME with Baby #1-

    I was vomitting from morning sickness, had REALLY sore breast and was EXHAUSTED before I ever tested which was 1 week after my period was due.

    Baby #2-

    I had spotting at 14 DPO and then NOTHING else until about 8 weeks.

    Baby #3- Super SORE breast at the backs of my breast and HORRID "morning sickness" late at night.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:02 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • I think about 2 weeks. I didn't find out until I tested.
    ss1436

    Answer by ss1436 at 1:03 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • I was nauseous, had tender breasts, and mild cramping within a week of conceiving. I knew I was pregnant because I had a feeling about it and I could sense that I wasn't starting my period, it was something else. About 7 weeks after conceiving I finally got a positive test, then ultrasounds, my LMP and her birth date confirmed that I was in fact pregnant when I thought I was, it just took a while to get a positive test.
    Mrs.BAT

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 1:03 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • My breasts were sore and I was exhausted within 2 weeks of conception....we were trying so I was super juiced lol
    Lucky209

    Answer by Lucky209 at 1:11 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • I was always tired & always hungry & craved for sweets which I otherwise don't like to eat much
    A11

    Answer by A11 at 1:19 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • I have awful mood swings. It's gotten to the point half way through screaming at my husband about something that doesn't need to be screamed about, he calmly says "Babe, I think you're pregnant again" and I always am. O hormones, you bring out the best in me.
    Crystal1124

    Answer by Crystal1124 at 1:35 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • With my first child we weren't trying, and I was actually on the patch. I didn't find out until I was 12 weeks, and continued to have a period every month until I was 20 weeks. The only reason I ended up knowing something wasn't right was because about week 11 I got morning sickness, and when it lasted longer then 4 days I called my Dr. With this pregnancy, we were trying, so I was testing every month because I was super excited. I found out with a positive test about 2 weeks before I had any physical symptoms. This time around my period had been incredibly irregular for months while trying, so that was no indication or help. We just got lucky I guess
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:43 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • Some symptoms don't start until about 6 weeks. The early symptoms are generally : fatigue, cravings, tender breasts, cramping/pinching pain.
    With my previous pregnancies, the first symptoms were : no spotting - I always have spotting 2 days before period; fatigue, sensitive nipples, and craving fried chicken.
    This time, I just tested positive yesterday (14DPO), and I have been craving fried chicken for days - plus a few days ago whenever I sneezed it would HURT in my uterus/ovaries area. The fatigue just set in today, along with a little bit of breast tenderness, and I expect the morning sickness to start in a week or two.
    FluffyMamaBunny

    Answer by FluffyMamaBunny at 1:44 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • I felt different at about 4-5weeks, so 2-3wks after having sex.
    sissy0604

    Answer by sissy0604 at 1:56 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

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