Have you been feeling a fluttering in your lower abdomen and are wondering if you might be pregnant?
Around 1 in 50 women who contact Oh My Mama Body say that they have experienced a fluttering in their uterus or lower abdomen before their period is due.
Can it be an early sign of pregnancy?
Women who notice the fluttering feeling also report feeling adrenaline rushes.
The fluttery feeling itself can be compared to butterflies in your stomach (except lower down). A very light, almost bubbly sensation.
Women who go on to find out that they are pregnant say that the fluttering feeling happened around a week before their period was due.
It is hard to say if you are definitely pregnant based on the feeling in your lower abdomen alone. Only a positive pregnancy test can give you the most accurate answer.
However, there are many other very early pregnancy symptoms. If you are experiencing several early pregnancy symptoms, then it is more likely that you are pregnant.
I always knew I was pregnant, long before I tested positive. The changes in my body were very clear; I even felt completely different in myself.
So many pregnancy sites talk about early pregnancy symptoms, but these are the symptoms you experience AFTER a missed period.
It feels like such a long time to wait before your period is due. Taking a test too early won’t help you because the pregnancy hormones (hCG) levels in your urine won’t yet be strong enough for a test to show positive.
If you know when you ovulated, then you can count the days since ovulation and listen out for any changes happening in your body.
If you ovulate early in your cycle, then it is possible for a pregnancy test to show positive a few days before your missed period. Or you can use an early predictor test such as First Response which you can use as early as 6 days before a missed period.
If you ovulated later in your cycle, you may not get a positive pregnancy test until a week or more after your missed period.
If you find out you are pregnant, congratulations! Now the changes in your body are really going to start to happen.
Make sure you know all about the different changes in your body during pregnancy by visiting my pregnancy section.
Also, come and join my Facebook group for support, guidance and tips for throughout your pregnancy. There are midwives in the group so it’s a great place to be for getting fast answers to your questions.
If you were not pregnant this time around, make sure you are really in tune with when you are ovulating. I highly recommend using Miracare (see my blog) to accurately track your fertility peak. It is the most accurate ovulation tracker I know of. Wishing you all the best.
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