Before a pregnancy is confirmed by a doctor or an at-home test, sometimes you just know. From significant bodily indicators to very strange reactions, 13 women share the very moment they knew they were pregnant.
1. Crime scene
“I was watching a crime drama and (inevitably) someone got horribly murdered. I just started sobbing. After 10 minutes of crying disgustingly I had the realisation that this was a ridiculous reaction and peed on a stick,” said one Redditor.
2. Brain freeze
“I became SUPER DUMB. They talk about ‘baby brain‘, where pregnancy affects your ability to think properly. I remember I went away on a weekend with friends, and I just felt like my brain was so slow and stupid. I could barely think or string a sentence together. My conclusion: I must be pregnant!” (WATCH: The five things no-one tells you about pregnancy. Post continues after video.)
3. Lifted clouds.
“I knew because I suddenly felt AMAZING. Which was weird because my father died last spring and I was going through a really hard time grieving and feeling general depression over it,” wrote PirateNadine.
“It was like as soon as the sperm hit the egg I looked outside and thought ‘wow! Look how beautiful and blue the sky is!’ And I was SO productive, got so much done in the two weeks before my positive test. I tested four days early and got a faint positive. Unfortunately that euphoria didn’t last although I still have a much better attitude and general sense of happiness.”
4. Dizzy spell.
“I got really dizzy and kind of drove into a wall in my garage. My car still has the scratch to prove it!”
5. Pocket Change.
“I had a suspicion when I drip-nose, red-face ugly cried because I didn’t have $3 to buy my husband a coffee,” wrote for PancakesForTurtles.
6. Prime period.
“I had menstrual cramps for a week but no sign of my period. It was really unusual for me so although I waited until the day my period was due to test I knew it would be positive,” said ChristineCatherine. (Post continues after gallery.)