This Early Pregnancy Symptoms: Second Pregnancy blog post is based on my own experiences. If you’re not sure that you are pregnant or not, I recommend making an appointment with your OB/GYN or your doctor to find out. Good luck and Congrats for all second time mommies to be!
I will have to say that for this pregnancy, I knew pretty quickly that I was pregnant, not like my first pregnancy that took me about 7 weeks to feel that something was going on with my body.
It was quite hard for me to find out with the first pregnancy because I had irregular periods. But after giving birth to my first child, my body adapted to having regular periods, finally!
With that being said, it should be a lot easier to find out when I get pregnant again. But life wasn’t that easy, I stopped having periods for a month and I wasn’t pregnant. I kept checking with multiple tests every few days, but the results kept coming back negative. I didn’t have any symptoms though, but just irregular periods made me think that I was for sure pregnant. Then I waited one more month to check and the pregnancy tests still came out negative.
About 9 weeks of not having my regular cycles and not being pregnant, I started to feel something wasn’t right with my body. I normally would wake up each morning with a flat stomach, but not anymore. I would even do core body workouts, but my stomach kept getting bigger! My stomach was getting filled with gas and it won’t go away. I felt so uncomfortable because I would barely fit into my jeans.
One other thing that also happened was sweating at night, when the room was super cold. These were two signs that made me think and know that I’m pregnant. So, I decided to check again and of course the results came out negative.
In my mind I knew for sure I was pregnant then, but I kept reading a few articles and they all said that the results won’t show unless you’re 5 weeks pregnant. I decided to stop checking and just wait for my period to come or at least wait a little longer for other pregnancy symptoms to kick in.
While I was waiting to check again If I was pregnant or not, these were the symptoms I was feeling:
Sweating while sleeping
In the middle of the night I had to wake up because I was sweating a lot. Even though we had the air conditioning on low, my husband was cold, I was hot. This symptom was gone by the time I found out that I was pregnant (5 weeks).
Bloating all day everyday
This was an uncomfortable feeling I didn’t experience with my first pregnancy. As you can see from my pictures above, I was 8 weeks pregnant but look how bloated my stomach was! I felt as if I were 5 months pregnant.
I didn’t have any appetite at all, no cravings for a specific kind of food. But I just had to eat to have some nutrients in my body. With my first pregnancy I only wanted to have spicy foods and sweets. Thai food was a must in every meal. This time around, I couldn’t even think about eating.
A little cramp from here and there
This symptom happened to me before with my first pregnancy. Every time I moved quickly or got up from bed I would feel a very bad cramp. At my early stage of this pregnancy, maybe at about 4 weeks when the embryo is in the implantation process, well, don’t count me in on this because I was just guessing about the process and time! I started to feel a little cramp from here and there while getting up, sitting down, but not as bad as my first pregnancy.
Nauseous and Exhausted
I was super nauseous and exhausted than usual that I had to take a nap during the day. At first, I thought it was from my hypoglycemia problem. But it happed almost every day. I felt sick, dizzy and sometimes wanted to throw up. I actually didn’t throw up at the first stage of not knowing that I am pregnant. After I knew I was, all the first trimester symptoms started to kick in including the vomiting.
I’m still breastfeeding my daughter who is now almost three years old and it was quite hard at first. I didn’t know for sure I was pregnant, and I was wondering maybe I will have my period soon. The symptom never went away after feeding the baby unlike after giving birth to her when my body was trying to produce milk that the tenderness went away after each feeding session.
Different odors downstairs
This doesn’t happen all the time, only when I was very stressed or very tired, I would smell a smell. It doesn’t have a smelly or a fishy smell, but I could definitely tell the difference and knew that something is going on. I had this smell before at the end of my first pregnancy and that’s what led me to believe I was pregnant this time.
No period with negative pregnancy test result
Even though, all the signs and symptoms were saying I was pregnant, but the home pregnancy tests kept coming back negative, until I entered week 5 of my pregnancy. To be exact I was 4 weeks 6 days on the day I found out. Since the tests kept coming back negative, I thought something was wrong with my body. I was stressing and wanted to give up. Only because I was checking it too soon. I used all kinds of tests including the one that claims it can confirm sooner. So, if your home pregnancy tests keep coming back negative, hold on tight and wait a little longer. Or take a trip to your doctor for a medical confirmation.
A lot of early pregnancy symptoms for this second time around were completely new to me. The good part is that I don’t have the bad acne problem, no back pains, and less trips to the bathroom.
Hope this Early Pregnancy Symptoms: Second Pregnancy post helps you with your confidence and points you in the right direction. I still recommend you to visit your doctor for a blood test to confirming your pregnancy. I confirmed mind with a blood test after finding out with a home pregnancy test.
If you’re pregnant, Congratulation! If you’re in a process of getting pregnant, Good Luck!
By the way, if you’ve missed my pregnancy announcement blog post, you can check it out here.
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“Making a decision to have a child–it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” – Elizabeth Stone