11 DPO


While symptoms are still fairly rare at this point, you are more likely to have symptoms at 11 days post ovulation than you are at 7 days post ovulation. At this point, the egg may or may not have implanted itself in the uterine wall. If implantation has already occurred, your body will start to recognize that you are pregnant and change your hormonal levels. As your hormones change, you may experience a variety of symptoms.

When Will Symptoms Start?

When you go through ovulation, an egg is released from an ovary and travels down the Fallopian tube. Once it is fertilized by sperm, it will normally implant itself on the uterine wall within the next 8 to 10 days. In general, you will not experience pregnancy symptoms until the egg has actually implanted itself in your uterus. At 11 days post ovulation (11 DPO), you may be just starting to have symptoms. If you are like most women, the most obvious symptom will be missing your next period in a few more days.

What Symptoms Are the Most Common at 11 DPO?

At this stage in the game, the most common symptom experienced is fatigue. You may also experience slight cramps or spotting when implantation happens. Since only 30 percent of women experience implantation bleeding,do not count on this sign happening to indicate that you are pregnant. The most common symptoms at 11 DPO are:

1. Tiredness
2. Mild Cramps or Pressure
3. Excess Flatulence
4. Swelling or Bloating
5. Sore Breasts
6. Backache
7. Sensitivity to Scents or Nausea
8. Fuller Breasts
9. Sore Nipples
10. A Rise in Cervical Fluid

A Glance at the Most Common Symptoms

At 11 DPO, there are some symptoms that are more common than others. Since all women are different, you may experience all, some or none of the following signs of pregnancy.

1. Fatigue

As your pregnancy progresses, you body will create increased levels of progesterone. This hormone is basically used to prepare your uterus for a baby. As a result of increased progesterone levels, you may feel more exhausted than normal. You may find yourself oversleeping or going to bed early. Extreme fatigue may only last through the first few weeks of pregnancy, or you may experience it for your entire pregnancy. Make sure to listen to your body and get enough rest.

2. Flatulence and Constipation

Another unfortunate side effect of hormones is in your digestive tract. Being pregnant can slow down your digestive system so that you feel constipated and have fewer bowel movements. Increased constipation can cause other side effects like flatulence (gas), bloating in your abdomen and cramping. To reduce these effects, drink more water and eat plenty of fiber. Meanwhile, reduce your intake of gas-producing foods like dairy and broccoli.

3. Increased Urination

During pregnancy, blood flow to your kidneys increases. This makes your kidneys produce more urine. Unlike many symptoms, this side effect of pregnancy can occur soon after conception. If you find yourself running to the bathroom constantly, you may be pregnant. This symptom will normally subside toward the end of the first trimester, but it often returns in the third trimester when the growing uterus puts extra pressure on your bladder.

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