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First signs of pregnancy

While missing your period can be an obvious first sign of pregnancy for some, for others who have irregular periods it is not so obvious.  Our community share their early symptoms of pregnancy.  Confirming pregnancy with a urine pregnancy test from your local pharmacy will confirm your pregnancy.

Once you confirm pregnancy, it is time to head to your GP to confirm dating of your pregnancy.  You also need to think about which method of pregnancy care you prefer: private, public or midwife care.  

Hello Baby Hints and Tips Community:
“What early pregnancy symptoms did you get?”

what were your early pregnancy symptoms

  • With my 1st it was severe period cramps for 2 or so wks but it never came, and with my 2nd that im preg with now it was very sore tingly weird feeling boobs!
  • I couldn’t stand the taste of my usual morning cup of tea. That was my first early sign. Both pregnancies I couldn’t drink it at all.
  • Boobs were really sore, I had car sickness and I was sooo tired. We were TTC so I was very aware of changes 🙂
  • With our first I had this odd feeling in my chest, the thought kinda stomped through “wonder if i’m pregnant?” and then I got on with the drive ahead of me, 6 weeks later ooh I was, the feeling was the conception i believe 🙂 and with our second my belly got tender and i just knew
  • The smell of washing powder made me gage!! does it everytime!
  • I got really irritable and lost all my patience then took a test a day before my period and it came up positive 🙂
  • With number 1 my boobs grew over night and I had severe morning sickness, with number 2 I just had period like cramps and with number 3 I didn’t have any signs ! I did a pregnancy test and there were 2 lines and that was it. I am 14 weeks pregnant now and I have the worst morning sickness ever, have had it sinc 6 weeks !
  • Not really as all the signs people had told me to look for I didn’t… and then after I should have had and finished my period i realised i hadnt had it and just took a test (was around xmas time) so wasnt to focused on any cycle
  • I knew straight away with my first. I dont know how, I just did. Something in my head kept telling me I was. Even after several negative tests I still just knew. The morning after the ‘event’ I was like, ‘oh crap, im pregnant’ lol. And sure enough, 6 weeks later I had a positive test and the doctor said I was 6 weeks. Lol.
  • Sore boobs and sickness
  • Having an implantation bleed with all 4 pregnancies. Even though the last one was never supposed to be able to happen I knew within 10 days of conception 🙂
  • My first I just felt different and my second (now) my body shape change dramatically but we were ttc and yea I was keeping an eye out
  • Severe bloating – looked like I was 6 months along at about 4 weeks!
  • I lost my appetite, was getting really bad cramps and my boobs were so sore. Then I googled those symptoms and ‘top ten signs of pregnancy’ was the first match.
  • With my first I went completely psycho like worst moods ever and had no idea why so thought hmmmm =/ and with this one i had that horrible let down feeling in my boobs that made me think oh no lol
  • I just had a feeling before i missed my period. then i missed it n waited about a week to see if it was just late n after that took test and I was.
  • I was only 5 wks and was tired, thirsty and weeing lots at night! I thought I had diabetes! And my boobs were sore! Blood test came back neg but preg test was positive two days after blood test! 🙂 It was the surprise of my life!
  • Boobs…. Ouch!
  • I had a dream that I was pregnant and noone believed me.. I kept walking up to random people and showing them my massive pregnant belly and saying… do I look pregnant to you?!? Week later I took a pregnancy test… walah! I was 4 weeks pregnant
  • I thought I was getting a cold with my first and a bad hang over with my second. I have endo my periods weren’t regular
  • My nipples got darker that’s how I knew lol
  • With my first I got really sore boobs and felt hung over, even knowing that I had not drank. With my 2nd, sore boobs and felt hung over again but certain foods started to taste like dirt..
  • I felt the worst cramping with both mine
  • With my First I was so tired. I would be in bed at 6pm & get up for work at 5am & if it was only a short shift I would sleep the rest of the day.
  • We weren’t trying, but I just knew. a few days before my period was due, I was feeling this strange type of dizziness & extremely tired.
  • I kept dreaming I was telling my mum.I was pregnant. Sure enough took.a test and I was.
  • I had the weirdest of weird cravings didn’t even realize I was a couple of days late did the pregnancy test (9 to be exact :)) all positive 8 months later a beautiful healthy baby girl 🙂
  • No 1 could not stand the taste of coffee when I was a two or three before 10am kinda girl, no 2 I was unimaginably tired – in bed by 8pm every night when I’m usually a night owl and no 3 I had absolutely no idea til one day realizing my period was about 2 weeks late! ( I did have some pretty crazy dreams that I brushed aside as nothing though!)
  • My 2nd pregnancy I was laying on the floor watchin tv and thought hmm my boobs feel sore…and then I thought…too sore…so I walked 2 the bathroom and did a test,and it was positive.  It was very exciting as we had been trying 4 over 12months
  • I knew I was the 2nd time around cause I drank liters of Coles brand orange juice and ate nothing but shell pasta salad and ham sangas
  • I was a smoker before my first and I couldn’t stand the smell or taste of it made me really sick then the cramps started and that’s how I knew
  • Nausea, heart burn, sore boobs, drowsiness!
  • My work pants suddenly didn’t fit, yet I hadn’t gained weight! Little did I know at the time, it was because my hips had started spreading to make room for baby to grow!!! :0)
  • This time round, first sign was the fizzy bits of my hair stayed nice and curly not frizzed! Also darker nipples, tired and moody and that was all before 4 wks lol
  • Really really tired with both my pregnancies
  • I woke up one morning after the doctor telling me I wasn’t pregnant and blood tests coming back negative, and just had a feeling to take a pregnancy test and it was positive 🙂


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  1. AvatarKimberley Duncan says:

    Sore boobs. But my dog became very protective and would not leave me alone. Then at the hairdressers and their dog sat on my lap for 3 hours – and she doesn’t do that. Enjoyed my night out with girlfriends and took the test the next morning – 2 lines I was not expecting but was so wanting.

  2. AvatarAlison says:

    Not bleeding, I have a history of DVT’S and was told that your blood thickens when pregnant. I was preparing dinner one night and cut myself, I didn’t bleed when I should have. I knew it was a sign so I did a test and it came back positive.

  3. Avatarrebecca says:

    With both of mine I got an obsession too do a home test…. even though they came back negative at first I couldn’t stop it was a compulsion. I finally promised myself I would stop doing them when the 6th one came back negative – and two days later I found myself buying another lot of tests and bot times the first test I did in that second lot came back positive….then the sore boobs and sickness came

  4. AvatarCaroline says:

    I knew 2nd time round cause I had all the same symptoms and more.
    Made me sick to smoke, made me sick to brush my teeth and 2nd time, severe nausea. I’m 24 weeks now 🙂

  5. AvatarMrs H says:

    We’d been trying for over 2 yrs.
    On this one occasion I tested 8 days before period was due and got faint positive. 10 tests and a week later went to doc to tell her. Blood test confirmed it!!
    I’m now 15 weeks, 3 days pregnant!!! 🙂

  6. AvatarCandi says:

    With my first I awoke during the night with butterflies. Rather than wait for period (due the next day), I just tested. Second time I woke up feeling really good the day period was due (no pain, nausea etc like most months)… So tested and yep- baby no 2.
    Third time – had Mirena contraception and 9 weeks after initial bleeding stopped I went to doctor with flu-like symptoms, nausea and inability to eat to find out it was ‘morning sickness’ and bub was 7 weeks already.

  7. AvatarEmily says:

    I got really snappy and short tempered, yelling at someone one second and cry-laughing at them seconds later. Was a giveaway everytime! Also a straining stretching pain in my ovary both times too very early on 🙂

  8. AvatarErica says:

    Cramping..felt like period cramps..didn’t know I was…I even remember taking two midol thinking god these cramps are worse than I’ve had…than my date for my period came and went ..about four or five days after I missed it and was still cramping …I took a test and it instantly came back positive…i was even on virth control( so its not 100%).. was also having serious urges to eat ..everything and anything …and wanted to sleep more…very tired…. She’s now 10 years old 🙂