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Readers Respond: How did you feel in early pregnancy?

Responses: 779


Updated April 19, 2013

First pregnancy

I am currently on my 4th week of pregnancy and so far I been doing great no morning sickness or anything sometime I have to remind myself that I am pregnant. The only symptom I have is soreness around my breasts and I tend to eat more than usual.
—Guest Linda

8 months ttc later

Got a BFP a week ago! I ovulated around the 27th of April and knew I was pregnant when my DD started disliking me. My nephew did the same thing when I was pregnant with her. So maybe baby #2 is a boy! Only time will tell. It seems like it was ages ago that I had frequent gas, urinating, and sore breasts. I can only hope this pregnancy won't have tons of morning sickness. Here's hoping for a healthy baby!
—Guest Mar

Risky pregnancy

I'm happy I'm expecting but cannot stop worrying about things. I have a 2 year old son and following his birth I had become very ill with severe bowel problems that caused my body major problems, I lost 3 stone quickly and in spite of the weight loss my periods became irregular. 6 months ago I was diagnosed with colitis and was told due to my state of health my body wouldn't conceive not that I was trying! However here I am pregnant! in the last 6 months my medications have made my bowel symptoms calm down a lot, but my weight is still a big issue, I've never been big but I am a size 0. 25 years but can fit in 12 years clothes.
—Guest worried mummy!!

Didn't even know...

4 weeks and one day, if I hadn't of taken a test because my period was 2 days late, I wouldn't have known. Sore nipples and slight cramps like a period coming, but I feel great otherwise!
—Guest chloe

It's positive

I felt like others here and didn't want to face another negative test. I finely took the test today and I am 5 1/2 weeks! So excited this is my first.
—Guest Guest Chrissy

My Experience this time around...

My first two pregnancies began with my developing a "super nose". I could smell things from miles away. Then came the terrible morning sickness. But those were the only "symptoms" that I remember from the first two. Now that I am expecting my third and at 11 weeks...omgosh how different! Morning sickness that lasts all day and night, weight loss, headaches, dizziness, and that's just the beginning. I can honestly say I have never been this miserable in my entire life...

So Far so Good

I am 6 weeks pregnant. I have gas, light cramping, frequent urination, sore breasts, and nausea, but I am happy because I haven't vomited yet! I am traveling for four weeks and hope that my symptoms don't increase. So far so good!
—Guest Sarah

Pregnant after 3 miscarriages

I found out I am pregnant but very scared as I lost my son at 19 week and had 2 miscarriages since. Fingers crossed this time.
—Guest donna


I am a 22 year old mother of 3 and am due to start my period in 5 days time. I having some cramping and breast tenderness, but also extremely emotional. Would love another little boy...if nothing soon, I will do a test...here's hoping!!
—Guest Candi

Serioulsy worried to be happy!

I m not yet sure, its been a week I have missed my period. My symptoms are nausea, vomiting tendency, craving for sour-spicy food, fatigue, morning illness. I'm diabetic for 10 years and I'm only 28 years old. I m worried cause I always have had a hidden terror of not having or having problematic baby. This is one of the most pleasant feeling, but i m worried, if it proves to be positive I m seriously pregnant, and things are all well immediate and long after. I hope and wish all to pray for me so that I get rid of my worst nightmare and become the happiest!
—Guest Noor

4 weeks

I'm four weeks and I've definitely noticed changes. My boobies hurt and my stomach feels as though I just did 200 crunches! I'm peeing all the time, and have an awful metallic taste in my mouth.

Baby #2

I'm 5 weeks and this pregnancy is completely different from my first one. I had hot flashes before I got my BFP and shortly after I was and still am extremely tired all the time and that's all so far. I'm hoping this one is a boy, since we already have a 2 year old little girl.
—Guest Tammy

6 weeks

I'm six weeks into my first pregnancy and haven't had a ton of symptoms yet! No morning sickness. Some headaches but I get those anyways and no caffeine has probably not helped! I've had sore breasts and some light cramping but nothing too terrible yet!

I'm 8 weeks and 5 days

I'm 8 weeks and on my fourth baby. My last two were miscarriages so I'm hoping god lets this baby make it to see the world. I'm feeling sick a lot and craving for pickles which is weird. For new moms the first is normally the hardest and good luck.

3 weeks pregnant

I'm pregnant with my second child, so happy to be pregnant. We've been trying for 6 months and my periods have been screwy and I was getting worried I wasn't gonna get pregnant at all. I feel nauseous all the time, unless I'm eating so I eat a lot but it comes right back. I'm having back pain which may also be from my 50# 3 yr old and the UTI I found out I had when I found out I was pregnant. I can't wait to tell the family but the hubby wants to wait.
—Guest tiff

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