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Week-by-Week Pregnancy (Weeks 1-13)

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Week 1-2

When your doctor figures your due date, he or she will work from your last date of menstruation, so technically your pregnancy “begins” about two weeks before your egg was fertilized. See what else is happening during weeks 1-2. © Medical-Artist.com

Even though you may not feel pregnant yet, your body is already going through huge transformations—long before your baby has even began developing.

Pregnancy technically begins at implantation—when your fertilized egg implants into the wall of your uterus—which is usually about five days after fertilization. 

However, the first two weeks are included in your overall pregnancy timetable, which is a total of 40 weeks—this includes fertilization. If you’re looking to calculate your due date, add 280 days to the date of when your last period began.

Read more about weeks 1-2.

Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, November 2018

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  1. Ok so I have a couple questions, I have pcos and been living with it my whole life. My periods are usally regular and on time every month. I already have one child and she will 5. Its been a while So here is my question. I’m currently 7 days late for my period. Within those 7 days I have had cravings for banna peppers and black olives, I got up 3 days ago feeling sick to my stomach then ran to the bathroom and got sick and continued to feel nauseated all day, I also have been tired alot more then usaual but do not have the sore breast or color changing of my areolas but do have headaches and fatigue and feeling dizzy. I took a test 3 days after I was suppose to start my period and it came out negative. Could I be pregnant?

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    1. You could be, or it could be that your cycle is off and is a little late. I’d try another test in a few days and if still negative but no period check in with your doc. In the meantime start taking a prenatal vitamin and continue if you are having unprotected sex just in case!

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  2. I had sex condom broke but he wasn’t bad close to ejaculating, I took plan b just to be safe. I got my period a week early and it was enough to fill up a couple tampons, then my stomach started gurgling pretty bad. The next month I got my period for 6 days and it filled up tampons. I have taken multiple tests and they are negative. My stomach is still gurgling could I be pregnant?

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    1. It doesn’t sound like you are pregnant based on your negative tests and periods, but it may be gas or your intestines. If you are worried, check in with your doctor!

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      1. My and partner been haveing sex almost every day and my cycle have not came on yet and ism starting to see my stomach is getting big could I be pregnant

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  3. I had a normal cycle in August and a very light brownish in September and was supposed to have my next one start October 4 and it hasn’t. I have had some nausea and had a metal taste for a week. Could I be pregnant?

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    1. Yes! Definitely check a pregnancy test.

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  4. I think I may be pregnant with the symptoms I’ve been having. I have had them all but the missed period cuz it isn’t due for another 6 days. Could I be pregnant?

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    1. Yes! I’d take a test, and if negative and you miss your period check again.

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  5. I am o negative. My pregancy is 33 weeks nw.The rhogam injection am i suppose to take it before birth or after birth.If not taken before birth.What will be the implication.

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  6. I been having my tube tied 9 Years October 28 I been feeling movement in my stomach start off having lot of symptoms been feeling round ligament when go to dr they said not pregnant haven’t did ultrasound or blood work if I am I’m 10 weeks today

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    1. Hi Tammy, It is true you can still get pregnant after having your tubes tied so I would hope at your doctor’s visit they did a urine pregnancy test? If not I’d do that (home tests are just as good as the ones in the doctor’s office). If it is negative (keep in mind tests done too early can be falsely negative, which is why a recheck in a few weeks can help out even further), than you aren’t pregnant and your symptoms are from something else, which your doctor can investigate further.

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  7. Hi i was on birth control while having sexual intercouse and my shoot date was late my doctor said that’s a sign of pregnancy but gave my the shoot again anyway today i been having these weird stomach pains when i go to lay down or get up could this have anything to do with pregnancy?

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    1. Hi Bre, I’m assuming you mean the depo shot? If so doctor’s offices have protocols to follow when you are late for getting your next shot, and that usually involves testing for pregnancy. I’d call your doctor’s office and explain what’s going on so they can rule that out.

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  8. Hi! My LMP was Feb 22. I have been trying to track my ovulation with a few apps and OPK tests . According to my OPks being positive my fertilenwindow was from March11-16. Is there a possibility I. could get pregnant? We have had intercourse every other day before ovulation and every day during my fertile window… how ever I’m cramping and period being in 5 days I got a negative HPT.

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    1. Yes, you can be pregnant but your test might just have been too early. More info here may helpt too: https://www.bundoo.com/articles/when-is-the-earliest-i-can-do-a-home-pregnancy-test/

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  9. Hello! My last period was feb 4-8, I was 8 days “late” until this morning after me and my partner had intercouse and then I started what looked like my period? Any ideas on what might be going on? Or maybe I just had a late period? A little confused. I’ve had all the symptoms like dizzy ness, nausea, very gassy and headaches.

    Thanks!

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    1. Sounds like a late period, but you can take a pregnancy test to be sure. Good luck!

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  10. Hello my last period was Feb 7th and it ended on the 9th I took a pregnancy test march 6th and it said I was pregnant how far along am I

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    1. You are just pregnant at 3 weeks 6 days, but if you use this calculator you can double-check yourself 🙂 : http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-calculator/
      Congrats!

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  11. Hello, my period was February 11-18 I usually only have my period for 3 days, on the 14th through the 18th it was pink. On February 28 my fiance sperm got in my vagina twice. My period tracker says it’s a low chance of me getting pregnant. I’ve been nauseous for a few days as well as having cramps. I have 6 days until my next cycle. Could I still get pregnant?

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    1. Hi Charla, You can be pregnant and should take a test if you mix your next period and take prenatal vitamins in the meantime (if you’d want to continue the pregnancy if you were pregnant). It’s also a good time to make a birth control plan if you don’t have one!

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  12. I had my last period February 18th it laster 5 days but u started cramping first with no bleed and me and my boyfriend had intercourse the day before I started bleeding. It’s now March 5th and I’ve been having pelvic pain for the last two days in the middle and right side, I threw up at work last Monday been nauseous and having headaches and keep getting hot flashes but only when im at work(I work with fast food). Could I be pregnant?

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    1. You can definitely be pregnant if you are having unprotected sex – even though certain times in your cycle it is less likely, it is always possible. I’d take a test if your next period doesn’t show up and I tell everyone who is not using birth control but having sex to take a prenatal vitamin just in case. Good luck!

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  13. Hello, my period was February 11-18 I usually only have my period for 3 days, on the 14th through the 18th it was pink. On February 28 my fiance sperm got in my vagina twice. My period tracker says it’s a low chance of me getting pregnant. I’ve been nauseous for a few days as well as having cramps. I have 6 days until my next cycle. Could I still get pregnant?

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  14. I used to have my period every other month, then i started having it the first week of every month. My periods last around 4-5 days. Last month i got it the 5th and i recently had unprotected sex, although no sperm that i know of got on or in my vagina. I usually get cramps and very emotional before my period and i have not been experiencing that. Am i pregnant?

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    1. It’s very possible you could be pregnant and I’d recommend a pregnancy test. Sperm leaks out even before ejaculation so any unprotected baginal intercourse puts you at risk, with or without the withdrawal method. Good luck!

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  15. I had my last period starting December 18, 2017. Ending about the 22. I had unprotected sex. Two days before my missed peirod i took a dollar store test and it was positive. I then took a first reposne test right after and recieved a faint blue line but it was definitely there. The next day I visited a walk in and the test was negative. I didn’t feel right about this so I got a clearblue test and took it 20 minutes after the walk in test and it was positive. Saying I was 1-2 weeks pregnant. What should I do? I have been puking everyday all day for about a week.

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    1. Sounds like you are pregnant! I’d start prenatal vitamins right away if you want to continue the pregnancy and establish care. Good luck!

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  16. Hi, I have a question that’s been bugging me for the longest. So about A month and a half ago, I had at least 5-10 occasions of unprotected sex with my boyfriend ranging from the beginning of my menstrual cycle to the end. About a week before my period started my breast became very tight with aching on the sides of them. I haven’t missed a period or even been more than a day late since I first started menstruating. For this particular cycle, the day of my period only one drop of pink twinged blood dropped in the toilet while I was using the bathroom and for the next 2 days brown discharge (very,VERY light the size of a finger print) in my pad. Then all of a sudden I get my regular period 5 days later (medium flow). Since then I have had bad lower back pain on the right side on and off. No changes in diet, over exercising, or stress. My next period is due in 5 days. Any ideas?? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Jazmine, It’s hard to say but you could have one irregular cycle or a very early miscarriage. I’d see what your next period does, but if it is not completely normal I’d take a home pregnancy test and/or check in with your doctor. If you aren’t wanting to get pregnant, be sure to use good birth control starting ASAP. If you are having unprotected sex your chances of pregnancy are very high so be sure to be taking a prenatal vitamin just in case. Good luck!

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  17. Hello me and my husband been trying to have a child but for some reason we have had no luck I thought it was due to pcos because I don’t have regular period but I went to see a obgyn and he told me that I was ovulating so since then I lost hope I don’t try much because I was told a myth if u try it won’t work so now I’m wondering Is my body the reason I was told take birth control to help my period but then again they said it won’t help me get pregnant so now I’m lost and confused I feel like I’m not a regular girl because I don’t have regular period I just pray one day I’ll wake up with a new life and start with a family been together 6 years married for 3

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    1. Hi Keke, So sorry you are going through this. If you are under 35 and have been trying for 12 months to get pregnant without success, it is time for a fertility work-up. Ovulation is a part of fertility but not the whole thing, so this would mean checking other factors such as thyroid issues, the shape of your uterus, the health of your eggs, the quality of your husband’s sperm (and this is done after 6 months if you are over 35). I’d ask your OB to start with this or refer you to a fertility doctor to look further so you can get some answers. Good luck!

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  18. Me and my fiancee been trying to get pregnant for almost a year, I recently went to the dr and was told I had a tilted cervix!! Could that make it hard to conceive?

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    1. Hi MeMe, That shouldn’t be giving you any issues as it can be normal for the uterus (and cervix) to be a little variable in position. But after 12 months of trying to conceive, usually a fertility work-up is recommended. This may include bloodwork, ultrasounds, semen analysis, etc. So I’d start there with your doctor and hopefully you will get some answers. Good luck!

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  19. Hello Dr . My name is Yasmin Watkins , my boyfriend and I have been together for 3 years so yes we have unprotected sex , usually when he releases inside of me it comes right back out ! But 2 1/2weeks ago something was different this time it never came out , a week later I go into a store to order a sandwich i become very faint and dizzy in the store as if I was going to pass out , I went to the doctor come to find out I had a yeast infection but they never mentioned anything about pregnancy, but my body feels a little weird , I haven’t taken a test yet and also my period is 4 days late I don’t know what to do I’m actually afraid of the result of the test

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    1. Take a pregnancy test! I know it can be scary but it is the only way to know. Also be sure to use reliable birth control if you are not trying to get pregnant as otherwise your chances of getting pregnant are quite high. Good luck!

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  20. I had an unprotected sex with my gf on 13 & 17 Oct, 2017 and she took Postinor 2 on the 19. could it be possibly she is pregnant or most likely Postinor 2 won’t work at this stage as its past maximum of 72 hours? Is there any other contraceptive that can be taking at this time to prevent her from becoming pregnant or proceeding further? Please we need your help or advice!

    Regards,

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    1. The morning after pill may work, but the farther out you get from the time of sex the less effective it is. Having a copper IUD (paragard) inserted is another form of emergency contraception that is even more effective and may be an option for you. Good luck!

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  21. Hi there,im curious,I believe I’m about 5 days late,been feeling nauseous, back aching,an have felt tired an dizzy,but I’m concerned if this is even possible I had my tubes tied over 13 years ago.should i be worried cause this could possibly be an ectopic pregnancy,sure hope not.

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    1. Hi Tanya, Since tubals are not 100% effective you could be pregnant and if you are, an ectopic is more likely. I’d definitely take a pregnancy test asap and check in with your doctor if it is positive or you continue to feel unwell. Good luck!

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      1. I had an unprotected sex with my gf on 13 & 17 Oct, 2017 and she took Postinor 2 on the 19. could it be possibly she is pregnant or most likely Postinor 2 won’t work at this stage as its past maximum of 72 hours? Is there any other contraceptive that can be taking at this time to prevent her from becoming pregnant or proceeding further? Please we need your help or advice!

        Regards,

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  22. Hey my name Is shemeka I am 2 days late on my period

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  23. My periods are normally sporadic and unpredictable, I had my thyroid removed 4 years ago due to thyroid cancer and it hasn’t leveled out since. My period had just finished on July 2nd or the day before and my husband released inside me. I’m never sure when I’m ovulating but had recently started using a tracker to better pinpoint my cycle and it said I would most likely be ovulating within 5 days after. Normally I wouldn’t be concerned since my period is almost always a week to 4 months late, but I’ve been having odd symptoms this time, such as nausea, swollen breasts, unusual fatigue (I’m normally tired due to the lack of thyroid, but this is
    more than usual.), and cravings for food I don’t normally eat. I’m confused as well because I had to have a CT scan about 2 weeks later and a week before the scan they took a test which came back negative. So I guess what I’m asking is; how soon can blood tests tell, and if it was too early to catch and I am pregnant, will the CT scan have caused harm to the baby?? Please help, I’m kind of freaking out here….

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    1. sure

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  24. Hello. After having sirens for almost 6 yrs, my better half was adamant on getting me pregnant, so he took my Mirena out himself. Yes, he did it himself. Didn’t hurt, thank goodness. That was June 19th, had sex twice that night, the second again the 22nd twice and 23rd twice. But while on Mirena I never had a period…so my question is, could I be fertile right away? I’m experiencing fatigue, loss of appetite, lower back cramps, bloating, nausea, diarrhea, mood swings. I don’t want to waste money on tests just yet but going out of my mind thinking I am pregnant.

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    1. *Mirena not sirens.

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    2. Hi Cortney, Your fertility comes right back after the Mirena is removed so it is possible to get pregnant before getting your first period. It’s possible you could be pregnant so I would test, take vitamins in the meantime, and check in with your doctor if you are unsure about anything!

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  25. My first day of my last period was May 7th. Everyday since May 9th my boyfriend has cummed in me. I had a light pink period like thing a week before my period was due June 7th. I started feeling very tired and had to pee a lot so I took a pregnancy test may 29th it said yes. It was a first response test. Every single one after was negative. Now my bellys getting bigger, I’m tired, very sore mipples with spots on them, lower back pain, and consitpated. What should I do??? I haven’t tested since like 2 weeks ago.

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    1. Hi Keisha, It is possible you were pregnant (hence the positive test) and then you miscarried (why your tests have been negative since then). I’d recommend checking in with your doctor so they can confirm a test, possibly do an ultrasound, and address your symptoms. Hope that helps!

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  26. Hello. I’m not sure if I’m pregnant but I am a little worried. My cycle began on June 1-5. On June 19 my partner & I had sex & came in me. Since the 21st I’ve been constipated and bloated, it’s just very uncomfortable. Should I buy a test right now?

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    1. You should wait to se e if your next period comes first.

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    2. Hi Donesha, If your cycles are regular it would be a good time to test if your period hasn’t started yet for July.

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  27. Hey Dr. my last period date was may 29th on a Monday and Lasted until Saturday. June 3rd . Had protected sex on the 3rd and protected sex on June 6th. My Ovulation is suppose to start the 12th of June. haven’t had sex since the 6th. we took pregnancy test all this week even with the early one that can read 6 days before my missed period. I took one Monday, Wednesday , Friday and they all came out as negative . I have been experiencing cramping , acne breakouts and headaches . even with protected sex the condom broke on the 6th but my partner had no cum inside the condom and didn’t have a bad break wasn’t even at the tip of condom , plus he had done cumed before putting on the second condom and got all of it off! I’m suppose to start my period either tomorrow or Tuesday. im pretty sure I’m just expecting ovulation symptoms and PMS symptoms before period , what would you say DR?

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    1. the pregnancy test were all taking Monday June 19th Wednesday June 21st and Friday June 23rd . And all were negative even with the first response pregnancy test.

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      1. Hi Lilly, I’d test again if by the time your period is due you don’t get it when you normally would. In the meantime I always recommend prenatal vitamins to women who aren’t using consistent birth control (ie condoms only or they break!) and having sex. Good luck!

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      2. Were you able to figure out if you were pregnant or not? I have the similar problem.

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        1. Hi Annie, Feel free to connect with your doctor or midwife if you are unsure! They may recommend repeat testing, blood testing, or an ultrasound after they chat with you more. Good luck!

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  28. Hi Dr. Recently I’m facing a lot pain in my abdominal like the regular menstrual pain. And I also missed my period as it’s crossed the due date. Would you please help me out what should I do? It’ll be very grateful.
    Thanks in advance 🙂

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    1. Hi Deena, If you’ve missed your period I’d recommend checking a pregnancy test, and checking in with your doctor if it is positive, your period doesn’t show up a few days late, or your pain doesn’t get better. Feel better soon!

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      1. Thank you so much Dr. 🙂

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  29. I had my period April 27th-may 2nd. I have a longer cycle than normal and I believe my fertile window this month was anywhere from the 15th-27th. We happened to be on vacation during this time and had intercourse nearly everyday. I am now experiencing sore nipples, fatigue and I’m getting pms like cramping. The cramping has been happening for the past3 days. Its random not constant I took a test yesterday and it was negative. Is this cramping something that can happen early pregnancy or is this more likely pre menstrual symptoms? Also yesterday I had no appetite, I went out for lunch with a friend and I had to force myself to eat which is not normal for me. I love food lol. TYIA

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    1. Hi Jessica, Cramping can happen both as PMS symptoms and early pregnancy symptoms, so it is hard to say why you are feeling them! However I’d take a prenatal vitamin (if you aren’t already and having unprotected sex) and test when you’d be due for your period if it doesn’t come. Good luck!

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  30. I had an abdominal myomectomy November 2016 and my periods have been short and light. I stopped taking my pills mid April and I had unprotected sex about 3 weeks ago during the time I was ovulating. I took a MAP the next day and almost 3-4 days later I start having cramps near my belly button and lower left ab, shortness of breath, metallic mouth taste, heartburn, acid reflux symptoms, and craving everything. I took several pregnancy test and all was negative. My cycle started Monday about 2 days early and was a lot heavier than usual for 2.5 days and stopped. I was a little concerned since my post op cycles have been extremely light. I went to get an ultrasound and it showed a tiny cyst by one ovary which my MD said that it shouldn’t be a concern. I’m a few days short of 3 wks since unprotected sex. I wanted to know if I should test again or have other concerns other than pregnancy.
    Thanks,

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    1. Hi Valencia, Your periods may be different because you are just coming off your birth control pills, but if you still have concerns about being pregnant I’d recommend following up with your doctor as she may recommend a repeat pregnancy test or ultrasound. And if you are still feeling unwell, by all means reach out sooner rather than later! Good luck!

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      1. Thank you !!!

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  31. I missed my period this month.. Well lastnight i woke up and i was so dizzy i could hardly walk so I’m wondering what it can be!!?? Any help please???

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    1. Hi Tina, It’s hard to say as people can be dizzy for many reasons, but it sounds like you need to take a pregnancy test as you missed your period to see what is going on!

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  32. I was supposed to get my period on Monday, Tuesday I was bleeding so I thought it was my period but now it’s stopped and only a little bit of brown or pink when I wipe after peeing. I do feel sick,this is nothing like my period at all its always 5-7 days never a day. Could this be implantation bleeding or just stress

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    1. HI Jen, It’s true that implantation bleeding can look like what you’ve described, so if you are having sex and pregnancy is a possibility I’d take a test and see what’s going on. You’re right that stress can sometimes make periods a bit different, so if you are under a lot right now that might be what is going on, but I’d still take a test to be sure.

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      1. I did a hpt and it came out positive but now I’m freaking out because I’m bleeding. It’s not alot still the brown but only when I pee. I am seeing a doc today I’m just not sure how much they could tell me because I’m still early and they wouldn’t detect a heartbeat yet

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        1. Hi Jen, So sorry to hear this. I’m sure they’ll do some bloodwork to help figure things out, but in the meantime I will send you good thoughts!

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          1. The levels from the bloodwork were 705 i was a little over 4 weeks st this point, my doc isn’t very helpful at all and doesn’t really say much but she did take more blood to see if the levels are rising where they should be. She told me my levels were very low. I started the brown bleeding again but yesterday I did some heavy lifting,I’m a stay at home mom to a 6 month old so I had to carry her and her stroller up and down stairs when I went to my appt. Do you think that’s what is causing the brown spotting ??

          2. Now it’s up to 3076

  33. I have been taking birth control for 4 months and haven’t missed a pill. I had sex 3 days in a row starting on the 13th (the first day being the last day of my inactive pill on my bc) and my boyfriend came inside me each time. I was recently put on lamactil for post traumatic stress and klonopin plus I had surgery on the 5th so I was on antibiotics. it Is now almost a week and my breasts are so sore and I see tiny dots on my areolas (Montgomery gland bumps?) I had an ectopic pregnancy back in October and lost a fallopian tube so I know it may be a little harder for me to conceive. I am tired, have backaches tender breasts and headaches. I made a doctors appointment within the 2 week span to see if I’m pregnant. Do you think these are early pregnancy symptoms. And if so I don’t want to keep taking me medications if I am. I hope you can help me?

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    1. Hi RS, those could be early pregnancy symptoms and you are right – you want to make sure all medications you take are safe in pregnancy. I’m not sure when your last period was but it would be worthwhile calling sooner rather than later to see if you can have a blood pregnancy test to tell. In the meantime I would not go off any medications without talking to the person who prescribed them so you can discuss risk/benefits and if you plan on stopping them, how to do so and what to use instead. Lamictal is safe in pregnancy but klonopin is not, so it is worth discussing if you think you may be pregnant. Good luck!

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      1. my period was from May 9th – May 12th. I just want to have a healthy pregnancy, the ectopic pregnancy gave me horrible PTSD. If I conceived on the 13th when do you think the earliest would be that I could take an early results pregnancy test. I know I ovulated this cycle and today is the last ovulation date. would it be too early to take a pregnancy test now?

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        1. I’d say it would be too early and based on your dates the chance you are pregnant is pretty low, but feel free to followup with your doctor and get an order in place so you can test soon! More info here – https://www.bundoo.com/articles/when-is-the-earliest-i-can-do-a-home-pregnancy-test/

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  34. Hello I think I could be pregnant but I’m not sure. At the moment i don’t have any access too pregnancy tests. I had relations during my fertility week a few days before I ovulated and a few days after and also about a week later. I missed my last period but I recently came off the BC pill so Ive been little off. Im supposed to get my next period in 2 1/2 weeks so Ive kinda been waiting for that. I started to get a cold and no type of medicine is helping it. Ive never normally gotten colds at this time of year. Then I started to feel some light cramping and Ive read that that can be a sign of early pregnancy. Ive had some pretty intense cravings and been grossed out by food lately. Ive also had my lower back has really stiff. This past week Ive had tender and sore breasts. Im just stressed out about it bc I don’t have anyone to talk to about it and I don’t want to tell anybody yet until I know for sure. We’ve been waiting so ling for this and I don’t want to get my hopes up and be let down again. Please help!!

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    1. Hi Luisa, The only way to know for sure is by taking a test! The local dollar store usually sells them and they are just as accurate so if cost is an issue that is an excellent way to go. Good luck (and in the meantime, take a prenatal vitamin and make sure all medicines you are taking are safe in pregnancy just in case)!

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  35. It’s been 7 days since My ovulation and I had intercourse that same day! Now I can’t stop peeing. Am I pregnant?

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    1. Probably too early to attribute your symptoms to that, but who knows, you could be pregnant regardless! 🙂

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  36. Hello Dr. Lincoln, I have a question for you. I am 37 yrs old and my husband and I decided to try to have a third child. My youngest is 7 years old. I removed my paragard on march 29, 17. I believe I was ovulation on that week so we started having sex right away. A few days after I started feeling pregnancy symptoms but started spotting on April 10 which was weird since my last period was on march 16 and I get my period every 28 days. I don’t know if by removing the paragard got my cycle a little wacky. I was supposed to get my period until march 13 or 14. Anyways I started spotting on April 10 and continued spotting only when I wiped until April 14 evening and then got my period for approximately 2-3 days. My normal period lasts about 5 days and I never spot for more than a day. I had multiple home pregnancy tests and all negative. I had one blood pregnancy test on April 14 and was negative too. I didn’t retake since I got my period. However, I’ve been reading a lot of implantation bleeding and I’ve been thinking that maybe I could be pregnant. By the way after getting my period all my pregnancy symptoms went away.

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    1. Hi Navi, It sounds like you and your doc have been very thorough about testing both your blood and urine which is great. It doesn’t sound like you were pregnant so I’d just assume your cycle was off from your IUD being removed, and moving forward I’d continue to track like you are. Good luck!

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  37. if the doctor diagnose you with PID can i still get pregnant even if i only did half the treatment?

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  38. hey just wondering can you still have a child if the doctors say you have PID an wil not be able to convince?

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  39. I had sex yesterday and he didn’t pull out. I was surprised with how big of a load it was. I’ve always had unprotected sex with my boyfriend with no problems with pregnancy scares. I’m expecting my period in 6 days. What’s the possibility I could get pregnant?

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    1. Hi Felicia, You can definitely get pregnant and if you are having unprotected sex you are definitely at very high risk for this! If you don’t want to be pregnant from this specific incident I’d recommend using a Plan B method ASAP, and contacting your doctor to discuss birth control right away to prevent these scares in the future!

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  40. I recently found out I was pregnant through 2 home tests and through heartbeats doctor office. I am only about 3 weeks. I recently had some bleeding similar to a normal menstrual but nothing serious. So I was sent for a beta HCG blood test yeaterday. My result was a 4.0. However, I was scheduled to go do my 2nd one within 48 hours which would be Saturday at 4. They decided to cancel it because they assume I miscarried since my HCG was under 5. I don’t think I miscarried but being only 3 weeks it’s hard to know and with no 2nd test to see if my levels could have or did increase or lower I feel like they just don’t care. Please give me some hope or advice on if anyone else thinks it is a miscarriage or if I should demand 2nd test etc? Thanks

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    1. Hi Amber, there’s nothing wrong with you wanting a second test so that you feel completely confident in the diagnosis. I’d call and express your feelings so you can follow it through. Good luck and so sorry you are struggling.

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      1. In your opinion is it likely a miscarriage, too early to tell, or ? Thanks

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  41. I am 12 weeks 5 days pregnant an my pain as eased but in my lower stomach when u push on it brings sharp pains … is this any thing I need to worry about

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  42. I had unprotected sex April 15 . My period Started really early on April 18- April 20. I normally get my periods on the 26th every month. We again had unprotected sex on April 21. Ever since I’ve been experiencing back pain, cramping, and I don’t have an appetite to eat or do anything. Home pregnancy test was negative. Could I still be pregnant?

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    1. Hi Maria, Anytime you have unprotected sex you can theoretically be pregnant! I’d recommend checking in with your doctor or midwife to be completely sure, as they may want to repeat your test or run bloodwork. Good luck!

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  43. Am 12 weeks pregnant I woke up.this morning an.I was having pains in my lower stomach next to my pelvic bone an sore ribe cages . This something I should worry about..

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    1. Hi Vanessa, It is normal to feel soreness and pulling as your uterus grows, but if it is very painful, not getting better, you have any bleeding, or it concerns you in any way be sure to reach out to your doctor or midwife!

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  44. Is my first pregnancy n am sooooo happy thank u Jesus

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    1. Congrats!

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  45. Hello, I have a question. So a little over 2 weeks ago I had unprotected sex, in which he ejaculated in me several times in one night. After that I got my period three days later. I would say it was “pretty heavy” and like a full period but not AS heavy as it usually is. Instead of going through maybe 3 super tampons in one day like usual, I went through about 2 my whole period that lasted 3-4 days. I saw that my period came so I then knew for sure I wasn’t pregnant, however, now I am experiencing signs/symptoms I can’t ignore. I am falling asleep earlier then usually. Even on my days off I take 1 or 2 naps, stomach feels really bloated and kind of hard at the bottom near my pelvis, I feel really sluggish, light cramping, and my breast feel rather heavy and tingly. My periods have had a history of being irregular but have been consistent (27-32 day cycle) for the past couple of months which is why I wasn’t too worried about unprotected sex 3 days before my expected period. Am I just imaging things or am I in the clear for a pregnancy test?

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    1. Hi Jazmine, Since your cycles are so irregular and your period wasn’t the norm for you, I’d say you definitely need to make sure you aren’t pregnant as you certainly could be. I’d recommend a pregnancy test and a check-in with your doctor so you feel better! You can also talk about birth control at that visit too, since you can certainly get pregnant even with irregular cycles. Good luck!

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      1. Whoops – just re-read that to say your cycles had been more regular recently – but I still recommend the other advice 🙂 You just never know, and it’s best to take a test and check!

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  46. I have irregular period, my last period was march 24th, I took ovulation tests and I was ovulating, on those days I had unprotected sex. I took blood work to check if I’m pregnant and it came back negative. Can it be that I took the test too early ?

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    1. Hi Adilen, blood pregnancy tests are pretty accurate pretty quickly, so if you tested after implantation would have occurred (usually about a week after ovulation) it should be accurate. See more here: https://www.bundoo.com/articles/types-of-pregnancy-tests/

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  47. Hey guys, I’m fighting a confusing battle. I’ve had my last period March 9th, here it is April 11th .. but every pregnancy test I’ve taken has come back negative. I’ve had unprotected sex again April 8th and I’m sure my partner has released the second time. What should I do next? I’m confused and nervous!!!! Help please!

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    1. Hi Kae, It sounds like you should schedule an appointment to be seen ASAP by your doctor or midwife. They can do a pregnancy test and order a blood pregnancy test if needed. You may just be a few days late with your period, but if you aren’t wanting to be pregnant then you should look into taking emergency contraception (like Plan B or having an IUD placed) right away given that you just had unprotected sex on April 8th. And using a good form of birth control consistently is the key too if you don’t want to be pregnant, and they can go over those options with you at your appointment. If you don’t have a doc, searching for your local Planned Parenthood can be helpful as they often get new patients in very quickly. Good luck!

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  48. hi, my last period was Feb 5th, I did pregnancy urine test on March 5th and it was positive, did HCG test on March 6th and it was 58 then did it again on March 11th and it was 819. the doctor asked for ultrasound and had my first one on March 16th, apparently it was too early, so the technician inserted a camera in to make sure baby is in the right spot, then doctor ordered another ultrasound for April 5th.. the technician was so disrespectful and he barely touched my skin and said nothing is showing yet, and I asked to put camera in and I refused, I just felt so uncomfortable. yesterday I had some brown spotting, just once, then I wiped a pinkish color spot after I peed, I had no pain, or cramps, no spotting occurred at night, this morning I had a light red spotting twice, but not continuous and still no pain. I called the hospital cause I got worried, and they said not to unless I started having pain or heavy bleeding. I have an appointment with gyn tomorrow morning, but I am so worried. My youngest is 16 and never used to have such spotting during pregnancy, and I don’t know what to think, am I losing the baby?

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    1. What happened at the appointment? ????
      I have a similar case.

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  49. Hi,
    I am 9 weeks pregnant and this is my 2nd child . I had gestational hypertension with the first one but this time I am far much better . I don’t know why do i have fear of miscarriage .. I had my U/S its shows everything normal but I am unable to take this fear off. I do loads of work with my girl , she just keep me on toes .

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    1. Hi Maliha, Congrats on your pregnancy! But I am sorry that it is triggering for you regarding your worries about your gestational hypertension. It is so normal for us moms to worry, but if it becomes too frequent or is making us miss out on the joys of pregnancy it means we need some help. The best things you can do is manage your blood pressure as best you can (which it sounds like you are!) and mention these feelings to your provider. Together you can both work together to figure out what will help you feel more at ease – possibly increased visits, joining a pregnancy group to get support from other moms, mindfulness techniques, etc. Good luck!

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  50. I have been experiencing abdominal pain for about 8 days. I saw a general physician about them on Monday where I had blood work that came back great. I also had an abdominal ultrasound that showed no gallstones. I had assumed it may be constipation and related to my vitamins but despite not taking them since Thursday evening I am still having pain. It is right in the centre below my sternum…. right at my stomach. It’s becoming very frustrating and I can’t get much done at all. I have 3 other children and have been missing work as a result of discomfort. I’m scared to eat because it makes it worse and I’m definitely not drinking enough because I feel so full and sore. I went for an hour walk today and have been drinking warm lemon water and using warm magic bag compresses. Any tips or advice… should I go to an emergency and request an obstetrician? I am 7 weeks.

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    1. Hi Shannon, if you are in enough pain and are worried going to an urgent care or ED is certainly OK (or call who is on call for your doctor as they should have someone answering calls/urgent pages 24/7). I don’t know what bloodwork exactly they had done to check on pregnancy, but I would ask and check. Not quite sure if it is an OB/GYN issue but your doctor should be able to determine if you need to see one based on what you’ve had done, your exam, and how you look in person. Good luck!

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  51. I had unprotected sex on March 17-27, 2017. And then I got my period the next day. I’ve taken 3 pregnancy tests and they all came out negative. Could I still possibly be pregnant.?

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    1. Hi Bre, It’d be pretty hard to get pregnant the day after your period, but we are always taught to never say never! Since I don’t know the details about your cycles we can’t ever rule anything out – if you are worried, check with your doctor!

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  52. The last time I had a period was March 6 but I started on February 28. I feel like my period is late or just off. It always came between the 26th and 28th of the month. Could I just be paranoid or did I have a period for March already cause of the way the way the date fell.

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    1. Hi Carolyn, I’m a little confused – was the first date of your last period Feb 28th and ended on Match 6th? You wouldn’t have had a period on Feb28th and then again on March 6th – if your Feb 28th period was normal, then stopped, then you had some spotting again on March 6th that wouldn’t be a true period – maybe some intermenstrual spotting. I’d check in with your doctor if you are worried so you can give him or her some good details about what your cycles are like, what this was like, and if they need to do an exam and/or pregnancy test!

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  53. How early can you tell a pregnancy? My lmp was jan 26th, but day I think I concieved was Feb 18 or 19th. I had blood work and 10 at home tests last week. I already had one miscarriage in Nov. Please help.

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    1. Here you go Bethany – good luck! http://www.bundoo.com/articles/when-is-the-earliest-i-can-do-a-home-pregnancy-test/

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  54. I just want to know how any weeks. Am i

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    1. Hi Sonya, You can use this online calculator to figure out how far along you are based on your last menstrual period: http://perinatology.com/calculators/Due-Date.htm

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  55. How early can you start getting pregnancy symptoms?

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  56. Hi, can you please help me can I abortion after 2 month ? With pill

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    1. Tenzin, You should contact your local Crisis Pregnancy Center. They would be happy to talk to you about your options available.

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    2. Hi Tenzin, Planned Parenthood is often a great place to start – you can see from their main page if one is located near you (https://www.plannedparenthood.org/) . They have a wealth of great (accurate) resources. And yes at how far along you are a medication abortion should still be an option too. Good luck!

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    3. Please dont abort your baby, its alive child 🙁 your murder your child. You will regret it, hav many regrets please listen to me 🙁

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      1. It’s not up to you to post your opinion. From what I gather this is more so a supportive forum for mothers seeking any advice , whether it be abortion or related to later pregnancy questions etc…
        At 8 weeks the baby is the size of an apple seed.
        Its not your decision to push keeping a baby .

        This is coming from someone who has had both pregnancy & prior to that 2 abortion for two DRASTICALLY different reasons – both causing regret and grief, but i healed. As do many women. And if you don’t feel guilt or sad for long, or at all, thats okay too. It just shows how confident you are with your decision and there’s nothing wrong with that.

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      2. You have every right to post your views. I find it intellectually and morally dishonest when the pro choice crowd are hypocritical that they only valid choice is abortion, and when someone speaks out against it, they are disparaged and told to shut up. The pro choice crowd: anti choice, anti science.

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      3. That’s a disgusting and ignorant comment,are you also suggesting that if a woman is raped she has no right to choose to be reminded of that horrible day for the rest of her life. You should be ashamed of yourself!

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  57. I just found out i was pregnant and i tried everything i cant nothing down what else can i do

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  58. Good morning i have 5 kids now ..my period should have came on by now my last period was 02/28/2016 to 03/03/2016 and nothing yet but i saw a little of pink spotting one day after i pee and then it was gone then i got a hpt and it was 2 lines but one you couldn’t see that good then i took another hpt by 11am and it was negative do i need to wait a while. …

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    1. Hi Alexis, I’d recommend you talk with your doctor about this one. It could be that you had a very early miscarriage (sometimes called a chemical pregnancy) but I’d want you to check in with them for sure so they can have you follow-up closely. Good luck!

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  59. Everyone body’s is different.

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    1. Yep, that pretty much sums it up perfectly!

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  60. What month s do you feel. The baby kick

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    1. I felt my first born start to kick when I was around 3 months. I couldn’t believe it at first but she kicked me another 3 times in a row so I knew it was definitely that.

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    2. It depends Michelle on what number baby it is for you (first time moms tend to feel movement later as they aren’t always sure what they are looking for), where your placenta is, and also sometimes your weight. Having a placenta in the front (anterior) and being overweight can make it harder to feel your little one. Most women feel movement by 20 weeks, with many feeling it a few weeks sooner than that. At first many moms describe it as feeling like bubbles popping or butterflies.

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