how to know if you are pregnant?

pregnant - how to know if you're pregnant?
@djmarion (4901)
July 17, 2008 1:46am CST
i know a lot of members here are already married and with kids so basically they have gone through the issues of pregnancy symptoms. so i made this post to ask for their help. how would you determine pregnancy at its first sign? is it possible to be pregnant without going through the morning sickness? will your habit or mood change if you are pregnant? how can you tell you are pregnant without going to an OB-gyne?
3 responses
• United States
19 Jul 08
I knew cause I missed my period. I had been tracking my cycle and on the day that it was supposed to happen, it didn't! And I took the home pregnancy test four days later and it came back positive within one minute. The next test came back positive in under ten seconds. I was VERY pregnant. No doubt about it. But the thing that confused me was that I spotted (light bleeding) for the first two months. The OB told me that many women actually get a light menstruation during the entirety of their pregnancy. So hypothetically a woman could still get her period and still be pregnant. So she wouldn't know she was pregnant until many months along or started showing. That's why it pays to be careful not to drink or smoke if there's even the least chance you could get pregnant. And take the folic acid pills. The other way I knew I was pregnant, was cause cooked tomato smells made me sick. I hated the smell! I never threw up, so I didn't have morning sickness, but that is rare. Guess I was lucky. But it meant that I put on much more weight than a woman experiencing morning sickness.
@Hayley_N (526)
• Argentina
18 Jul 08
I didn't know until I was about 10 weeks, and realized that I hadn't had my period.. I was having really strong feeling PMS symptoms that lasted for 4 weeks straight which is what tipped me off cause I felt like I had been miserable forever and yea... Took 4 pregnancy tests and they were all very positive... Looking back though the biggest sign that I missed was sleeping nearly 16 hours a day for 3 weeks straight
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
17 Jul 08
Hi djmarion, I have no experienced yet but if there is no morning sickness, maybe we can tell if we have no monthly visit already! I have a limited idea about this and I am interested to learn from other members too!