Patient Comments: Pregnancy - Signs

How did you find out you were pregnant?

Comment from: dherbie, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: December 17

I never knew I was pregnant until I went for a test. Before then I was always dizzy, had constipation frequently, and my nipples were out.

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Comment from: 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 17

I had not even missed my period yet. I went to the Dr. for a check up on this rash I had. And I was also having some pain during sex so the Dr. took a urine sample to rule out an infection I thought but when she came back she told me I was pregnant. Needless to say I was so shocked. I already have 4 kids and 37yrs old, I was done. I am now 24 weeks. And can't wait for my little girl to get here. I was very nervous because of my age, the blood test that they give you did show positive for down syndrome. I went ahead and took an amino and everything is fine. Thank God. I am so excited.

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Comment from: Really?, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 13

Still haven't been to the doctor, but will this week. I never paid attention to my periods, I am down one tube and my husband and I had never worried about having kids... for the last 10 years. We figured, if it happened it happened, if not... well, that's fine. I started to realize I was sleeping on my back all the time because it hurt to lay on my stomach (my fav. way to sleep), my breasts hurt just sitting in my bra, I have to pee all the time (Hubby always calls me a camel). I tried to think back to when my last period was, I couldn't remember. Except Dec. 24th was my last period, on a whim I wrote it down, mostly thinking "haha, I would have my period Christmas eve." I guess I'm 5 weeks now according to the calculators. Dr. should confirm later. 2 HPTs came back +. Must mean I'm expecting.

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Comment from: Keri, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 14

I found out I was pregnant when I was only two weeks pregnant! So even though I'm only three months now, it feels as if I've been pregnant for an eternity! I found out like most women do: I missed my period. (That's actually one thing I'm glad I got rid of for a while.) It's slow so far, but I'm sure as soon as I start showing it will fly by!

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Comment from: sarahg, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: May 02

I was feeling really stressed and tired -- just not like myself. I took a cheap at-home pregnancy test. It came out negative. Two days later, I took another at-home pregnancy test, and it came out positive. I saw a doctor a week later and found out I was five weeks pregnant. This will be my first child.

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Comment from: Melanie, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 03

I took an at-home pregnancy test, and it came back positive. Then later on that day, I went to the doctor and they did a blood test. It was also positive. I have had some light pink spotting since then. This will be my third child.

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Comment from: SicilianMomma, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 17

I started to feel extremely hot. The hot flashes would happen suddenly and leave just as quickly. My face also started to get very red. I had period like cramping 1 week before my period was due.

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Comment from: francine, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: April 01

I took a pregnancy test and it came out positive.

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Comment from: threeputt, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 24

We broke a condom and wondered what if? Well, it took 6 weeks because I thought my spotting and what appeared to be a lighter period masked a missed period 4 weeks later. My breasts were itching and sensitive so I took a test! positive.

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