Have You had A Positive Test Result? But No Pregnancy Symptoms?
I had a question come in lately from a woman who had a missed period but no pregnancy symptoms. A home pregnancy test confirmed that she is pregnant. But her body wasn’t giving the same message. What’s that all about?
Occasionally, women find that other than the missed period, they experience no pregnancy symptoms in the first 12 weeks. If this is you, all we can say is: you’re the lucky one!
Most of us have to spend the first-trimester contending with:
- Morning sickness
- Tender, aching breasts
- Mood swings
And a few other little treats, besides!
Personally, I was nauseous, tired, and seriously grumpy for the first four months of my first pregnancy. But a minority of women experience none of these symptoms or find they kick in much later. But I had a friend with a “no symptoms pregnancy” and she took four pregnancy tests because she couldn’t believe they were correct! The stats are pretty low but the fact is that some women experience no early pregnancy symptoms at all.
A word of warning: If you’re in the first weeks of pregnancy (say no pregnancy symptoms at 4 weeks) think of each symptom-free day as a gift. Many women find their symptoms are just delayed and start between 8 and 12 weeks pregnant. And, for some, they really hit with a vengeance!
Long may your “no symptoms early pregnancy” last. I’m only a tiny bit jealous.
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