Jump to content
Do EPS really feel like AF?
12 replies to this topic
Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:12 PM
I am interested to hear from people who have been preggers before what differences there are between EPS and signs that AF is on the way if any.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:05 PM
In the early days of pregnancy with my daughter I wasn't particularly paying attention. The 2 things I noticed was 1) the morning sickness - I dont usually get nauseous and 2) I put a shirt on one day (I wore this shirt in one of 2 colours once a week) and looked down and was like "wow! Where did they come from!?" Then reached forward to get my cardigan. My arm brushed against the side of my boob Sooo gently and it was AGONY! I do sometimes get sore boobs around AF but this was... ouch! Really full on compared to normal. Within a day or 2 of symptoms I went to the drs and got a blood test confirming pregnancy and a couple of days after that I had the ultrasound showing that I was about 7 weeks, so I didn't have noticeable (to me). Symptoms for a while!
Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:20 PM
I mistook EPS for AF - I wasn't even due yet, just thought it had come early, so that would have been about a week after conception I reckon. Really sore breasts - much more than normal AF in hindsight - and feeling a little bit generally emotionally yergh. I didn't get the strong backache I usually get with AF or quite so grumpy.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:39 PM
We were 'trying' and I had cramps which never eventuated into period. I usually had cramps only the day before getting period, but that time, after about 2-3 days of cramping I tested, and voila! It was very very early, but definitely pregnant
No other symptoms for ages.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:44 PM
with my pregnancies I always felt exhausted out of the blue around 10DPO, like could barely make it off the lounge! I also got my BFPs around 9/10DPO. I wouldnt get and cramping etc for another few weeks so not like AF at all for me.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:56 PM
My breasts were ridiculously sore and huge, and I felt like my period was going to arrive at any second. I don't think I stopped checking the toilet paper for weeks, even after my BFP because I just felt like AF was imminent.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:03 PM
Yes, for me both times, Early pregnancy felt exactly like premenstrual symptoms. Perhaps my boobs were a tad more sensitive than usual? but otherwise i really felt like my period was coming. Running to the toilet to check constantly . Nausea and other pregnancy symptoms didnt start for me til I was about 7 weeks pregnant.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:05 PM
It feels very similar to AF for me i.e. the cramps (in fact with DD I was so upset because I thought AF was coming and I had miscarried not long beforehand....) Instead of bleeding though, I get lots of discharge (EWCM like). This discharge continues right through pregnancy for me.
The time that I miscarried, I didn't have either of these symptoms. All that happened was that I missed a period.
However I don't get the normal pg symptoms e.g. morning sickness, tiredness etc. so I'm not a good person to use as a reference!!!
Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:13 PM
Yes, for my first pregnancy I almost delayed taking a pregnancy test because it felt exactly like I was getting my period - dull, low back pain, a little bloated, generally a bit blargh.
It was only at 5-6 weeks pregnant that morning sickness started and by 8 weeks my breasts deserved their own orbiting moons.
My second pregnancy started the same but at least I knew not to delay the pregnancy test.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:24 PM
Mine felt exactly like my period arriving, only thing that made me take a test was drying off after a shower, I brushed my nipple with the towel and nearly cried! So sore.
Otherwise, just like a pp it felt like AF was going to arrive every second.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:32 PM
Mine did. I had cramps and though for sure that it was AF.
It makes it very nerve wracking if you are in the 2ww.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:00 AM
Ladies, you are amazing really! Thank you.
Ok so next question, what is implantation bleeding like? We were BD last night and DH noticed some blood.....I thought grrr the 2ww is over and popped a tampon in. Vola this morning no AF and no further bleeding.
Would normally POAS pronto but I am in Japan in a ski village!
Any help appreciated.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:20 PM
I had implantation bleeding (part of the reason that I wasn't paying attention. I mistook it for a small AF. At the time I was very underweight to a point that I'm surprised I could even have a cycle at all! So the small bleed that I had I figured that was the best my body could do. If I had cramping it was that mild that I didn't notice. For me it was a very light bleed for only a day or 2.
If I were you, though, I would go to the pharmacy and just look at the packaging til I see something that looks like a HPT. Then to make sure, I would find a staff member, point at the box, point at myself and do that gesture like "is there a balloon under my top?" Hai means yes
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
We're giving away a Mountain Buggy nano, the ultimate travel stroller - and here are some of the great entries so far.
A two-year-old's reaction to a game of "got your nose" shows it doesn't take much to make a toddler cry.
From the first scan photo to the baby covered in cake at their first birthday party, there are 15 photos most parents seem to share - and some they don't.
His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.
A photo of a breastfeeding-friendly sign in a cafe has been posted to Facebook and shared by hundreds of mums around the world.
The newest Bugaboo Bee ? the Bee3 ? offers a variety of improved features, including a much asked-for bassinet and a rainbow of colour combinations.
Given the choice between maintaining their wage for six months to have a child, or having a reduced rate of pay for a time but a better deal on childcare when returning to work, there are no odds on what most working parents would choose.
We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.
Our first pregnancy ended the way we all expected it to - with a healthy, happy baby in our arms. What a true blessing he was, for we were not to know the heartache we were about endure.
'There must have been someone watching over us and saying, 'You must not get on that flight,' says mother who narrowly avoided boarding the Malaysian Airlines flight which exploded in mid-air over the Ukraine last night.
When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.
Your little toddler or preschooler can now get their nautical on with a new range of classic loafers by Australian show brand Skeanie.
For months, I have been telling myself not to worry that Jasmin isn't crawling or walking. This week I heard the term hypermobile for the first time.
They say that there is no bond greater than the bond between a mother and her child. But for some women, the mother-baby bond takes more time and effort to develop.
After a long break, Yumi Stynes gets a reminder of the pain - and the pleasure - of giving birth.
When Nathan Steffel's daughter Sophia died from a liver condition at just 6 weeks old, he reached out for someone to create a beautiful image of his little girl.
Can you imagine a life without TV or computers? Some parents are opting for a low-tech, screen-free life for their kids.
Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.
Top 5 Articles
The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.
It's not where she expected to give birth, but mum Corrine Cinatl is delighted that her daughter's roadside arrival was captured in a series of beautiful photos.
It's that time of year when the dedicated volunteers at The Nappy Collective do their bit to help out mums and children in need - and they need your help.
From misshapen cake babies to questionable text, from odd colour choices to internal organ recreation, these are the baby shower cakes that taste forgot.
The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.
Want to record your pregnancy as your belly grows? Here are some creative, fun ideas for photo shoots along the way.
Got a few old formula, Milo or coffee cans around the house? Use these fantastic upcycling ideas to create items for around the house and yard.
Emotional photos of two fathers meeting their newborn son have resonated with viewers worldwide, attracting thousands of Facebook likes and shares.
Lax about the slip slop slap with your kids as weather turns cooler? Here's a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant for our children?s future health.
We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)
See how some parents and photographers have captured sleeping babies in unusual positions and using different props.
DIY your way to a better kitchen and make cooking easier with our clever hacks. (Some content reproduced with permission from mashable.com.)
Your baby or toddler will be nice and snug in these beautiful and fun winter pieces. Most are hand-made or knitted, and they're all designed to keep your little one toastie - and adorable!
Mind, body, beauty, life
We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.