Some women know right away when they are pregnant. Call it mother's intuition, if you will. Some women have no clue until they start
feeling a little funny and come to find out they've been pregnant for months!
All women have a different story to tell about the moment they realized they were
pregnant and we thought it'd be fun to pose the question: "When did you know
you were pregnant?" Here are their responses.
"I knew I was pregnant when I spontaneously took a pregnancy
test and lo and behold, there were two little lines! I was nine weeks along. I
seriously felt like I belonged on that show, 'I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant'!" –
"I found out when I went to have a procedure done at a
hospital and they did a blood test. Unplanned but gladly accepted. I'm glad my
husband was with me to hear the news!" – Abenaa K.
"My husband knew when I asked him to pour me a glass of
milk. I never drink milk." – Kate E.
"I always know when I start feeling exhausted during my
normal workouts. Like I literally can't do them without taking a break every
two minutes!" – Alison C.
"My boobs felt like they were on fire! I knew something was
up." – Alycia C.
"I knew I was pregnant when I missed my period and started
turning into an emotional mess. I cried at everything … including the positive
pregnancy test." – Jamie R.
"Peeing. All. The. Time." – Bria S.
"My legs were super restless and uncomfortable at night." –
"I was way late before I even realized I was. I kept putting
off taking a test because I was terrified of it being negative. Then I started
to feel pretty nauseous most days and so I finally gave in and took a test! That
positive popped up so fast! Happiest moment ever!" – Lauren C.
"I was incredibly thirsty at night—a symptom I've never
heard anyone mention! I also just felt run down and prone to stomach aches for
a couple of months." – Jen J.
"Third babe … I wanted a Reuben sandwich in the worst way,
which was my typical pregnancy craving with my first two. I didn't think
anything of it then my husband joked about being pregnant and I started doing
the math! Peed on a stick and the line turned positive before I could even
wipe! I've been a hormonal mess since!" – Red H.
"My hair got super greasy! I would get out of the shower,
blow dry it and it would already feel greasy." – Haley P.
"I was much more tired and could not stand the taste of
cider beer which is usually my favorite! That was my first sign. Then I kept
having dreams that I was carrying a little boy … and sure enough the baby was a
boy!" – Samantha S.
"I had a random sudden desire to have a cherry limeade from
Sonic and I haven't had one in years. The next day we went to a restaurant with
friends and I had to have a steak and I never order steak at restaurants. Those
were my first two clues." – Meg H.
"I didn't find out I was pregnant until I was 5 months gone,
I genuinely thought I was just bloating and had a food baby. I went to the doctor, thinking it was a food
intolerance and he did a few tests, then bam! Poor guy, it was his first week
too." – Marla M.
"I wanted to sleep all day and my boobs hurt! There was also
a kind of mother's intuition, too." – Fallon L.
"I got dizzy while riding in an elevator and I was suddenly
able to pick up scents like a hound dog!" – Megan G.
"I got car sick just by instantly getting in a car and I was
crazy tired, but still somehow blamed my period that never came! I found out at
9 weeks. Also, I was eating omelets morning, noon and night—and I hate eggs!" –
"I was in the middle of marathon training and out of nowhere
every single run was so exhausting and tough!" – Ashley B.
"I have insomnia when I'm pregnant. So when I was binge
watching Netflix at 1:00 in the morning, I knew." – Jen W.
"My boobs were huge! It happened over night. My husband
noticed, of course, and commented on it." – Kathy B.
"It sounds crazy but I just knew. My husband and I were on
vacation in Greece. I woke up one morning feeling completely different, sat
straight up in bed, turned to him and told him I was pregnant. He didn't
believe me until we got home a week later and I took a pregnancy test! Mother's
intuition at its finest!" – Jessa B.
"I had mild cramping (I rarely get cramps), which my doctor
had told me would be a sign. Also, I was really grumpy and I'm rarely grumpy,
so I took a test and it was positive!" – Kristen L.
"Before I missed my period or took a test, our dog, who is
constantly at my husband's side, became super protective and attached to me. He
slept by my side of the bed and followed me everywhere. I had heard that pets
can sense when a woman is pregnant, so I bought a test and, sure enough, it was
positive!" – Amanda M.
"I was in the
backyard with my mom just talking and out of nowhere she asked me if
everything was OK because my boobs were a lot bigger. I didn't answer her
right away because as soon as she pointed it out I was thinking, 'Oh
crap!' We got in the car and drove to a pharmacy to get a pregnancy
test, and on the way home right around the corner there was a mama duck walking
across the road with her baby ducklings. It was totally random; we had never
seen ducks hanging around! My mom immediately said, 'Oh my gosh, it's a
sign!' Sure enough, the test was positive, and so were the other three I took!
– Emily B.
"I noticed when my
husband and I had adult time, I recognized the swollen feeling from my first
pregnancy." – Kelly O.
"I was working
midnights and on my lunch I got a snack. It was a Reese's peanut butter cup and
a Pepsi (the only two cravings with my first) and then it dawned on me!" – Tam
"I made my lunch and
then got so nauseous I didn't eat it. My husband said, 'Are you pregnant?' and
then a week later I tested and found out our little girl was on her way!" –
"With my first, I was working as a nurse.
I was in with a patient on the labor unit who was getting her epidural. My
manager happened to just pop in to check on me and see how the patient was
doing. I said, 'She's fine, but I feel extremely lightheaded,' so
then my manager took over for me while I went to sit out at the desk. One of
the nurses said, 'I bet you're pregnant,' and I went home that night, took a
test and, sure enough, I was!" – Andrea P.
"My boobs were huge. I was super weepy. And I
woke up one night and felt to pray for new life. A few weeks later, on my
birthday, I took a pregnancy test and it was positive. When I showed it to my husband
he just said, 'What does that mean?'" – Helen A.
"I gagged in the automotive section at
Walmart because the smell was SO intense! I couldn't physically make it through
the day without napping and I was starving 24/7. Then one night I had a dream
that I was having twin boys. Before that day, any time I had ever had a baby dream, it was always a girl. I was so sure when I took the test
at 5:00 a.m. that it would be negative. I kept rubbing my eyes when I saw the two lines, thinking it was in my head. I took two more that day and two digital tests
a day later, just to be sure." – Mandy M.