Be prepared to wait one or two more weeks to find out if you are pregnant. The waiting game is the least enjoyable part about trying to conceive. When you are at six days post ovulation (6 DPO), you are unlikely to experience major pregnancy symptoms. At this point, the most common symptoms are fatigue, dull cramps and flatulence. Until it is late enough to take a pregnancy test, you will not know for sure if you are pregnant or not.
The Most Common Signs and Symptoms at 6 DPO
While every woman is different, there are a few signs that are the most common at 6 DPO. In order, these symptoms are:
2. Dull Cramps
4. Bloating in Your Abdomen
6. Increased Amounts of Cervical Fluid
7. Vomiting or Nausea
8. Sore, Tender Breasts
9. Exceptionally Vivid Dreams
10. Sore Nipples
Every woman is different, and many women do not experience any symptoms at 6 DPO. Plus, it can be easy to misread symptoms at this point and assume that you are pregnant. For example, many women have tender breasts before their period, and this is also a sign of a pregnancy. Until it is late enough to take a pregnancy test, you cannot know for sure if you are or are not pregnant.
When Do the First Symptoms of Pregnancy Appear?
The earliest symptoms of a pregnancy will generally start to appear in the first few weeks after you conceive. A few days after conception, some women will experience spotting or cramping at implantation. Symptoms will normally increase in intensity over time as pregnancy hormones in your body begin to multiply. Other than a missed period, some of the earliest signs of a pregnancy include:
Fatigue: Rising progesterone levels in pregnancy may cause you to feel exceptionally tired.
Dizziness: Some women feel dizzy after standing up suddenly. This is because your blood vessels are dilated in pregnancy, and your blood pressure is changed as a result.
Increased Urination: As your body makes room for the baby, your bladder may feel the squeeze. This may cause you to make frequent trips to the bathroom.
Stronger Sense of Smell: Along with a stronger sense of smell, you may suddenly develop aversions or cravings to certain foods.
Nausea: Many women feel nauseous during early pregnancy, and this can happen as soon as three weeks after you have conceived.
Mood Swings: Changing hormones can make your moods rapidly fluctuate in early pregnancy.
Breast Changes: Your breasts may feel fuller, more sensitive, heavier or more tender than normal.
Constipation: Changes in the function of your digestive system can make you feel constipated.
Cramping: Some women may notice slight cramping during implantation or as their uterus stretches to accommodate the fetus.
High Body Temperature: Your basal body temperature (the temperature of your body when you wake up) will remain high when you are pregnant. While it normally increases from your ovulation to your period, your basal body temperature will remain unusually high for more than two weeks.