According to whattoexpect.com, the “typical” pregnancy signs are as follows:-
- Tender breasts.
- Different colored areolas (look it up, I had to).
- Early bleeding/spotting.
- Frequent urination.
- Sensitivity to odours.
- Being bloated.
- Late period (AF).
- (and obviously) a BFP.
Over the past few months of trying I have faced during the TWW (closer to the end of the TWW though) at least 6 of these “signs” not to mention other ones that are also known to be linked to pregnancy. These are:-
- Cramping – like you wouldn’t believe, and I’m not one for cramps.
- Food aversions/cravings – remember when I could have eaten a cow one afternoon? How about when I went off coffee?
- Vivid dreams – definately and in colour!
- Gas – pull my finger.
There are plenty more, simply write a symptom and add “sign of pregnancy?” to your search.
However, with all this in mind, I am still facing BFN’s and even within this cycle, I’m starting to think that this one will be a BFN too. So what the frack is going on with my body? No website or forum is currently able to explain why I am getting nearly all of the above without the BFP. My temperatures give me hope but then they come crashing down in line with an up and coming visit from AF.
I understand that a lot of the above signs are also linked to AF (this includes tender breasts, bleeding and cramping) but I’m pretty sure food cravings/aversions aren’t – is something being created but then not making it?
When I first started trying, I didn’t think it would be so hard. I knew that we probably wouldn’t get it first time, but I thought that perhaps the second or third try (I seem to be a third-time-lucky girl) would be successful. My mum and my sister had no issues falling pregnancy so why not me?
See, you’re regularly lectured from parents and teachers about the risks of having sex with boys and what will happen, blah blah blah, however if I knew it would be THIS hard then I would have slept with a lot more boys! (JOKING – EUGH!) It just infuriates me when these girls (they’re still girls in my eyes) are getting knocked up after one accident… ONE! Which means either she is incredibly fertile or just extremely unlucky (in her eyes, at least).
The signs for ovulation are there and I’m getting the positive OPK’s, we’re inseminating at the right times (although probably not as often as I’d like) and I’m pretty much relaxed about the whole matter and giving my body what it needs. So what’s the problem?
In all seriousness though, should I be worried? Is there something we’re missing? Are there any hints and tips? Is there any particular food we should eat before insemination?
We’ll pretty much take anything you’ve got!