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About FIRST SIGNS of Pregnancy??

By January 11, 2010 - 5:08am
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Dear All, You guys have all been so helpful and WE really appreciate the answers a lot. SO.....here goes again. We now have been trying to get pregnant. We have been having unprotected sex for the past month about every 2-3 days....other then the OBVIOUS symptom what are some of the other symptoms? We have read the ones covered here already however NONE really answer the question of when she should be getting the first signs....Her last period started the 17th of last month and ended the 23rd. We started that day and have made love every 2-3 days since. She has been irritable lately, eating more often then before, very tender nipples to the point if I hug her to closely she says OUCH...don't know about the implantation bleeding as I do not go to the bathroom with her however yesterday there was what appeared to by blood after she went to the bathroom??? not sure! WHEN WILL SHE BEGIN TO FEEL IF SHE IS PREGNANT before the obvious sign...NO PERIOD? Thank you,

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Dear Diane,
Thank you for your comments they are all greatly appreciated. This was the year we had planned to have a baby....so we are anxious of course....ME I think more then Tuktar. This will be our first and the age does play into this...I am 55 and Tuktar is 44...so we both waited a long time and we have only been married a short time....all the small signs are there, sleeping late, going to bed early, tired during the day, naps, tender breasts to the point if I hug her to close she lets me know, wanting to eat all day, and going to the bathroom more often......so...her missed period will be the sure sign. She is usually like a clock between the 21st & 23rd however last month she a had a strange period, It came on the 17th and lasted till the 23rd and it was very heavy and dark.....this was out of the norm so we think she may have been pregnant???? is that possible? So this month we wait and see if she is on time or missed all together..... Thanks, DavnTuk

January 12, 2010 - 6:40pm

Hi, DavnTuk,

Unfortunately, there IS no sure sign of pregnancy before a missed period. Women and their bodies are so different from one another that they can have very different experiences. One woman can feel that she "just knows" she's pregnant. Another woman can have no symptoms at all for six weeks. Another woman might be nauseous beyond belief; yet another woman may never be nauseous at all.

Swollen, tender breasts are a common sign, as are needing to urinate more often, being fatigued and some other things you mentioned. But here's the deal: Those symptoms can also just be PMS symptoms associated with the women's hormones (even if she's not always prone to PMS). So a missed period is usually the first concrete sign of a pregnancy.

Part of the reason it takes a while for the body to know it's pregnant is because the process itself of fertilization, travel down the Fallopian tubes and implantation can take several days all by itself. In other words, the egg may be fertilized and traveling toward the uterus but until it implants, the woman is not actually pregnant.

Be patient, DavnTuk. I know how hard that is when you are trying to conceive, but it's really the only thing you can do. Monitoring things with such an eagle eye can put a lot of stress and pressure on your partner, you know?

January 12, 2010 - 9:01am
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