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Readers Respond: How did you feel in early pregnancy?

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Updated April 19, 2013

Fingers crossed

I have almost all the symptoms..feeling dizzy all the day..pain in my lower abdomen.. cramp My periods due date is already gone .I feel constipated all the time.. my breast are so painful and need to pee a lot.. a part I have sneezing in the morning and it goes away as the day passes.. I will be taking test Hope to hear something good as we are waiting for the moment desperately..
—Guest Ayesha


I am 18 years old pregnate with my second child and i feel more symptoms than i did when i was first pregnate . And much earlier, i am about 5 weeks . I feel like i have to pee aloooot . I have crazy back pain. I feel tiredd all the time and lazier . I feel like ihave to throw up alot . Everytime i eat something or if im not. Ihave my first appointment soon and def am going to ask if thats normal this early in pregnacy . With my first child i could barley tell iwas pregnate. Never felt like anything.
—Guest kristen

2nd baby on the way

This pregnancy has been...a challenge. I'll put it like that. I'm 12 weeks now, and before I get sick and throw up my chest hurts like nothing else. It literally feels like someone has a hold of my esophagus and they're squeezing it. Everytime my heart beats I can feel it hit my esophageal walls, it's kind of a disturbing feeling. It gets so bad at times where I have to sit down because I can't breathe. It's truly that painful. The only relief is when I vomit, but then it irritates my stomach and diaphragm and makes eating anything difficult. I've lost 12 lbs but I've gained two of them back. Thank God. I had no symptoms but sore breasts and a missed period with my last pregnancy and this one is come with symptoms galore. I wouldn't have it any other way though, I hope the second trimester comes with a vanishing of these symptoms. It sucks being sick at work and at home.
—Guest Crystal


—Guest JOY

am i pregnant

My period was August 9 2013 I had unprecedented sex 17-18(23-25) next period is in 2 days breast heavy lower belly feels funny so do my breast sleep a lot
—Guest skyblue29

baking myfourth

I am like fivewks I think and I am gassy bloated nauseated but always hungry. I am exausted to thepoint of falling asleep sitting up three times now. Kinda crampy and my breasts are tender
—Guest rachel

not sure yet

I am six weeks late and feel sick all the time with nauseas,feeling like I want to vomit,moody.and want to fight with my partner all the time,I am hungry but can't eat as the food smells so bad.I am hoping that I am because I tested and it said negative.
—Guest Eli

Pregnancy feelings

I have PCOS along with 4 of my sisters. this is a syndrome dealing with the ovaries and well, it causes you to not have children. 3 months after marriage I am pregnant! I was really tired and dragging home from work. I told my mom and she said, "sounds like you are preggers" it hadn't crossed my mind until then. Sure enough, i was! Now i have two beautiful boys and am wondering if another is on their way. with PCOS I never have monthly periods. usually twice a year but these last few months I have had one about once a month. I didn't have one last month so I took a test and it was negative. 3 actually, a few days a part. I noticed today that I get really dizzy easy, been really hungry and feeling fatter in the middle than normal. I have also been biting my poor hubby's head off more than usual lol. who knows, with us women and all of our hormone issues NOT being pregnant I guess it's really hard to tell haha! Well, i still have baby fat left from the other two so why not add on a 3rd!:
—Guest Becca

could it be real

Me and my boyfriend have been trying for over a year and a half now and i have always had irregular periods.they finally started comming ecery six weeks since a uear and a half ago when we stated trying.suppose to go see a fertility doctor but my biobs were so sore i took a test it came back pisitive.could it really be thia time?im afraid to believe it incase its wrobg
—Guest amanda

Am I pregnant?

I am 9 days late for AF. Normally before AF I get brown discharge, but nothing. I've been having cramps as if I was on or about to start my period. My boobs and nipples are sore and i've been getting daily headaches. Any advice? Oh and my hubby and I have been TTC for 3 months. Any related experiences? Thanks so much!:)
—Guest nadinehill

Am I pregnant??

I can't take preg tests due to a hormone imbalance that I have it will always give me false (+). I was getting all the regular cramping associated with PMS although it was extremely odd for me to be feeling that way 5 days before my period was due. The thing about me is I have an EXTREMLY regular period since I first got it back on my 10th birthday (lovely b-day present), it has been 13 years and has ALWAYS been a 26 day cycle with a 5 day period. I can mark it down to the time of day I will get it. So when i was feeling all the cramps and had no period I got curious...Am I pregnant? So i went back and looked at my calender and realized then when we had sex (unprotected and not on birth control) I was already ovulating and near my most fertile day, then on the 4th day of missing my period. I bled mildly for a single day (1 day). since then I have had cramps, headaches, nausea, vomiting, and when I try to eat certain things i can't even stomach swallowing it. I don't know, am I pregnant
—Guest Gina

hope im ok

So i dont know if im pregnant but i have headaches and feel hardness in my stomatch pple even tell me i look pregnant but today dizzyness started and i start bleeding a night all day i wasnt it just started a night. Idk hopely if i am everythings ok.
—Guest crystal


My fiancé told me that he has a feeling that I'm preg after he came into me and there after Iv been experiencing some weird bubble or cramps as if I'm hungry even though I just ate. And my friend they keep telling me that I'm prego. Please help!!!
—Guest Lehipires


I am 37 years old and found out I am pregnant today! I still am in shock...shock in a good way! Just scared because of my age. Other than that my boyfriend seems very excited! I pray all goes well for my pregnacy and my little bean!
—Guest Jane


I just had my period on the 12th for 4 days, normally Im regular around the 9th everymonth. After my period I still feel bloated and for the past few days peeing quiet oftenm which I normally dont do, back feel like tired like going to have my period. Feeling nauseating but not vomiting and my breast feel larger on my normal bra... Its the 23rd now, do I need to check to the doctor or should I take home pregnancy test first? Im having doubt that Im pregnant, because I just got my period 11 days ago...help?!
—Guest siti

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