Anyone trying to get pregnant is desperately looking for the very earliest signs of pregnancy before they miss a period and before they take a pregnancy test. This is especially true for those who have gone through infertility treatments, such as an IUI or IVF. The two weeks between the fertility treatment and when your period is suppose to start can seem like an eternity.
The truth is that there are no sure-fire ways to tell during this very early time if you are pregnant. However, doctors tell us that the very earliest signs of pregnancy can (but don’t always) include the following.
Very Earliest Signs of Pregnancy
- Breast tenderness.
- Food intolerance.
- Smell sensitivity.
- Feeling of fullness in lower abdomen.
- Crampy feeling in lower abdomen.
- Spotting cause by small amount of blood released during implantation.
- Missed period. (Duh!)
If you’ve been pregnant, what were the first signs you noticed?
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The only symptoms I had were slightly elevated basal body temperature and cramps.
Usually during luteal phase my BBT maxes to 98.6F. But during conceived cycle, BBT shot up to 98.8F on 9 dpo and it remained high throughout. After 11 dpo, I started having mild cramps which was similar to cramps during your heaviest menstrual flow days, except that there was no bleeding. I read this was because the Uterus is trying to get rid of implanted embryo thinking its a foreign intruder.
I could not tell the difference between PMS fatigue and pregnancy fatigue. I experience mild nausea and moderate breast soreness during PMS in few cycles. So that wasn’t any different either. I heard pregnancy nausea and breast soreness usually starts around week 6 for most women. I am in week 5 and nothing so far yet.
Didn’t trust it at the time, but got immediate nausea on flight home after blastocyst transfer. Never usually airsick but sure enough positive result. Other than that felt I was sure both times I was successfully pregnant that actually the ivf had failed because the early cramping, spotting and fullness feelings were identical to my usual PMS. Waiting to test is torture no sure way to know.
That 2 week wait is pure torture!