I think I may be pregnant.
I had unprotected sex with my husband on March 29th, March 30th, and again this past Friday and Saturday (and yes, we are trying to conceive).
I've been experiencing symptoms:
Aching, tingling, and sore nipples - I know that some women experience this during ovulation, but I've NEVER experienced it. Its on and off. Some days, I can go all day without feeling any discomfort, on other days, I can't even bear to wear a bra.
(Very) light nausea - I feel a little queasy first thing in the morning, as well as when I'm hungry. I was also very queasy in the 3 days after I think we conceived (I vomited once, but that was it)
Changes in appetite - I normally crave sweets and high-GI/high-GL carbs, but all of a sudden I'm a meat lover. Chicken and eggs seem to be all I want lately (eggs used to make me gag, now I crave them all day long).
Light cramping and spotting - Again, I know that some women experience this during ovulation and before their period, but I've never experienced it during ovulation, and my period isn't due til the 20th (and I'm always very regular, I get my period every 28-29 days)
Changes in sleep patterns - No matter what time I go to sleep, I wake up at 8:30- 8:45 in the morning (this is new for me), and I CAN'T get enough sleep during the day. I feel the need to nap every 2 hours or so.
Frequent urination - This one may just be in my head. I've been going to the bathroom once every hour or so.
Discharge - Almost immediately after the first time we had unprotected sex (like within the following 24 hours), I noticed an rapid increase in milky, odorless, translucent white vaginal discharge. Could this be a symptom?
Increased libido and vaginal sensitivity - This past weekend (about a week after I think we conceived), sex with my husband was more intense than it ever has been... I was more aroused and sensitive than I've ever been with him, and he commented that I felt tighter than usual. Could this be caused by thickening of the vaginal walls that takes place in pregnancy?
Increased attachment to my husband - I'm not sure if this is a symptom, but I've been feeling a need to be with him at all times... I miss him terribly when I leave his house (or when he leaves mine), and I get sad when we get off the phone (I even cried when we got off the phone last night). I toss and turn when I sleep alone, but I sleep very peacefully when I'm with him. This is very new for me, as I've always been very independent. I crave his affection, and when I'm with him, it feels like everything inside me is sighing in relief... I've always been very much in love with him, but my feelings for him seem to be much more intense now.
As I said earlier, my period isn't due until the 20th, as my last one started on March 23rd (and ended on March 26th). I know that most women ovulate 14 days after their period, but I also know that other women ovulate almost immediately after. While I'm not exactly sure, I think I may be one of the latter.
Also, I'm young (20 years old), so I know that I'm at an advantage when it comes to fertility.
I'm in serious need of professional advice... Waiting for my period to arrive (or not arrive) is driving me crazy and I don't want to stress myself out of my period or psych myself into psuedopregnancy.
Does it sound like I'm pregnant? Or are these symptoms simply a result of my longing for a baby? How should I deal with the stress and worry of waiting to know for sure?
Thank you in advance!
Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013