DPO (days past ovulation) is an important topic for any woman who is trying to get pregnant. At nine days past ovulation, the woman would start to have pregnancy symptoms like nausea. Each woman is different, so they may have some symptoms or none at all. Women who are trying to become pregnant can use this symptom list to see if they are pregnant at 9-DPO. Some of these symptoms such as breast changes are also signs that the woman’s period is about to start, so knowing your body and what to expect during your period will help you to tell the difference.

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1. Changes in Your Breasts

One of the first signs of a pregnancy is your breasts suddenly becoming enlarged or sore. Although this is also normal before a period, your breasts will feel fuller and heavier than they normally would before your period. They can change immediately, or it may take a few more weeks before your body really starts to show any signs of being pregnant. You should also look at your areolas to see if you are pregnant. If you are pregnant, the areolas around your nipples will look larger and darker than they normally would.

2. Cramping

Mild cramps often occur right after implantation. They will also take place as your uterus changes in size and shape to make room for a baby. Although this is another sign that your period could be on its way, its presence at 9 DPO means that you could be pregnant. Keep in mind that cramping can also be a sign of other problems or a miscarriage. If you have anything more than just mild cramping, make sure to talk about it with your doctor.

3. You Suddenly Feel Exceptionally Tired

When you become pregnant, it causes your levels of the hormone progesterone to suddenly spike. This sudden spike in hormones causes you to feel fatigued and tired for no reason. If you are suddenly taking more naps and do not have a reason for it, then there is an excellent chance that you could be pregnant.


4. A Positive Pregnancy Test

At 9 DPO, your chances of getting a positive pregnancy test are pretty slim. Pregnancy hormones have to be present in your body at a high enough level for the test to read, and this could take a few more days. If you are tired of waiting to find out, you can always try to take a pregnancy test. Some of the earliest tests can spot a pregnancy before your period would normally occur, so there is always a chance that you could end up getting a positive reading within the next few days. Other women notice that their breasts feel more tender, experience hot flashes and suddenly have to go to the bathroom frequently.


Cramping or spotting do not necessarily mean that your period is about to arrive. Both symptoms can occur during implantation and during the following stages, so they could also be a sign that you are pregnant. If you have severe spotting or cramping during pregnancy, you should always talk to your doctor to make sure that there is nothing seriously wrong with your body.

At 9 DPO, the sudden influx of hormones may make you feel like you need to take a nap throughout the day, or you may end up sleeping for 12 or 14 hours a night. You may notice slight spotting at 9 DPO, and there may be some cramps. If you notice all of these symptoms and none of your normal period symptoms are present, then you could be pregnant.

Although these symptoms are a sign that you could be pregnant, they can also be indicators of other things. One of the best ways to tell if you are actually pregnant is by getting a pregnancy test. Many women do not actually realize that thy are pregnant at nine days post ovulation, so they wait until they have missed their period or have taken a pregnancy test to know for sure. If any of the symptoms that you have are causing you to worry, then schedule a visit with your doctor. Your medical practitioner will be able to tell you if you are pregnant and if you are experiencing normal symptoms.


  1. Hello, am nine days past ovulation, and I have this mild cramp on my right side, and I have taken the test today and it’s negative, am I pregnant?

    • It is possible that you are experiencing signs of pregnancy. Continue to monitor the experiences that you are having at this time. Take a pregnancy test five days after your normal period date. You will be able to confirm the result of your test with a medical professional. Best of luck, Halima!


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