Each pregnancy is different, but I definitely had some similarities between mine. I always knew, like *knew* that that month was different…and I had signs before I even got my positive…boobs on fire and crazy heartburn that didn’t stop ‘til the moment I gave birth.
This time however I had zero symptoms and it was somewhat disconcerting. I mean, I had the usual intuition, but no actual signs…no annoying boobs; no aversion to spice, no morning wobbles. Usually I would test a few days early or on the day I thought I was due. This time I tested a week late, convinced that the way I was feeling was more PMT than preggo.
Having canvassed friends, I know I’m not the only one who gets those early symptoms in the two-week wait between ovulation and a late period…but this time NADA! I got to 9 weeks and finally started feeling tired (but I’m a mum of two crazy boys so let’s be honest – that isn’t unusual). Maybe this is why I felt that I had no symptoms…because I just don’t have time for it, so I have to get on with things…or maybe this time it is different. Or maybe (as my midwife suggested) my body just knows what it is doing and is just cracking on!
What early signs and symptoms have you had? The most common ones my friends and I all had were:
- Sore boobs
- Morning/day/night sickness or HG
- Smell aversion (hate the smell of coffee or the bins or the fridge)
- Needing to wee by the bucket load or your wee having a funny smell
- Dizziness…I mean, the list does go on and on
But what about when you have no signs? What do the experts say about that…check out this post that I wrote for Motherhustler UK about this very thing!
Happy and healthy pregnancies ladies.