How do you know when your pregant??

Hi Girls

I know it sounds daft, but me and hubby are planning our first baby.

I came off the pill last week and have been taking my folic acid, we are trying for a baby and its great knowing I'm not on the pill and it could happen at any time.

Anyway apart from the obvious, being late for your period, what are the other first symptoms of being pregnant.. my friend said her breasts became very tender and she knew she was pregnant even before she did a home pregnancy test..

How do you know??? Any ideas or advice, I'm so excited!!!


  • There are so many symptoms but many are just the same as AF so not worth reading into too much. Many people on here have had BFPs without any symtoms at all!

    If you really want to know all the symptoms then try google but in the 2ww you may drive urself mad SS and then be disappointed if you get a BFN.

    Good luckTTC!
  • i wouldnt go looking for symptoms!! Its so rubbish once you know them, as you just keep thinking that you have them (well, i mean i do-obv ladies on here have had them and actually went on to get a bfp).

    x x x
  • Thanks ladies, I'm not too clued up on the short jargon.. whats AF, BFP, and BFN. Thanks for advice. XX
  • AF - Aunt Flo / period
    AI - Artificial insemination
    BBT - Basal body temperature
    BF - Breastfeed, or Boyfriend
    BC - Because, or Birth control, or Before children
    BCPs - Birth control pills
    BD - Baby dance (sex)
    BH - Braxton Hicks contractions
    BIL - Brother-in-law
    BM - Breast milk, or Bowel movement
    BP - Blood pressure
    BFP - Big fat positive
    BFN - Big fat negative
    CD - Cycle day
    CF - Cervical fluid
    CM - Cervical mucus
    CVS - Chorionic villus sampling
    DPO - Days past ovulation
    EBF - Extended breastfeeding
    EBM - Expressed breast milk
    EDD - Estimated due date, or expected date of delivery
    EWCM - Egg white cervical mucus
    FF - Formula feeding
    FIL - Father in law
    FT - Full time
    FYI - For your information
    HPT - Home pregnancy test
    HV - Health visitor
    ICSI - Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
    IUI - Intrauterine insemination
    IVF - In vitro fertilisation
    L&D - Labour and delivery
    LP - Luteal phase
    MC - Miscarriage
    MIL - Mother-in-law
    ML - Maternity leave
    MW - Midwife
    NTS - Nuchal translucency scan
    O - Ovulation
    O'd - Ovulated
    PG - Pregnant
    PND - Postnatal depression
    POAS - pee on a stick
    PROM - Premature rupture of membranes
    SD - Sperm donor
    SIL - Sister-in-law
    TTC - Trying to conceive
    UTI - Urinary tract infection
    VBAC - Vaginal birth after caesarean section
  • i just copied this from YAYW-i think thats where i learned them!! I dont really know what most of these are-but i promise you'll be using them in no time at all!!!

    x x x x
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