For any TTC (trying to conceive) woman, man or couple there’s so much Googling you can’t help but do. ‘Weird pregnancy symptoms’, ‘Is ____ a pregnancy symptom?’, and ‘definite list of pregnancy symptoms’ dominated my history.
But what I really wanted was to hear the evidence from the Mums themselves. Even if it was wishful thinking, false memory, or even coincidence, I wanted to KNOW exactly what they felt in early pregnancy, because it felt more real to me than a list on a random health website.
So here it is, my list of five symptoms I felt (or think I felt – ha!) during the Two Week Wait to test. And let me reassure you, I am most certainly pregnant, so I can vouch for these as truth!
- Increased Cervical Mucus 💦
If you understand cervical mucus, or CM, it changes throughout your cycle. Here’s a great, no-nonsense (but possibly TMI) post for explaining different types of CM. Don’t be afraid to know all you can about this!
During my TWW I found I had a lot more of this CM appearing in my underwear – I’m not one for swiping my finger across myself to see the mucus, I prefer to see it in my underwear, just a personal preference. This was both egg white and clear, much like the ovulation mucus, and sometimes creamy white in colour, but more than usual for me.
- Mild Nausea (When Hungry) 🤢
I found throughout my first trimester that I’ve gotten nauseous when I’m hungry and empty, so snacking on bread sticks or crackers was a must to stave off the sick feeling in my stomach. I never actually was sick, thankfully, but this feeling was present towards the end of my TWW and made me wonder…
- Low Abdominal Cramping ⚡️
A cruel trick to make cramping a sign of pregnancy as well as Aunt Flow! But I did find a very mild cramp, much lower down than I expected, appeared during my two week wait. I knew it was too early for Flow, but it still confused me. Don’t rely on this one though, it’s a tricky horror sometimes to know it was all Aunt Flow in the end!
- Easily Irritated 😤
Once again a tricky customer. Getting easily irritated by little things is a symptom of her majesty, Aunt Flow, and while I do get this in normal cycles it appeared again when I conceived. So don’t be put out if you experience it!
- Noxious Gas! 💨
This last one was AWFUL! During the beginning of the first trimester my gas was unbelievable, and I still get a lot of burps on the go sometimes even now. It was how bad it smelt that got me, I was sure I hadn’t eaten a mountain of sprouts, and the gas was the number one main symptom for me.
Typical! Not even a fun one or the classic sickness, just smelly, bloating gas! Be on the lookout for this sign, and it really ended up hurting when I tried to hold some of it back. My partner must have been gagging by the morning, thank goodness he has a terrible sense of smell. And in the end, I could prove it wasn’t me, it was the babies fault – hallelujah!
So there you have it, the 5 symptoms I experienced during my TWW which resulted in a pregnancy. I hope these help somebody, somewhere.
Mountains of baby dust to you all x