By the way, just in case it’s not yet clear to you, DPO means “Days Past Ovulation “and BFP is “Big Fat Positive”. The first time I encountered these abbreviations, I was a bit puzzled before I did research. After joining some mom groups, I was acquainted with all the terms.
I noted down all my symptoms so I can share it with you. I know how much it helps to see that you are not the only one on this journey.
10 DPO Symptoms
It felt crazy. Symptoms for this cycle were diverse from my previous pregnancy. This means mine could be very different from yours. Some say they rarely felt anything; others confirm that it turned them upside-down. Anyway, check these out!
On my first day, nothing was going on except I was a bit tired even though I had a goodnight sleep. My friends say that they feel exhaustion later part of the cycle too.
These cramps felt exactly like when my period is about to come. Like others, this feeling comes with disappointment and frustration because it gives thoughts of uncertainty.
Gas Pains and Bloating
I remember to have gas pains along with a feeling of bloating during 3 DPO. It was weird to feel a sudden heavy and full feeling. I pass gas frequent during the day and burp other times. I felt like I want to burst.
The pain radiates from the spine to the bottom in between the hips. A little bit of stretching before sitting down to rest helps me all the time. It usually happens when I am up doing some chores. If you feel the same, I suggest pausing and relaxing occasionally.
Full and heavy feeling, Tender Breast
I noticed these symptoms starting 6 DPO. It gave me high hopes! My breasts do hurt but bearable except that the sides became so tender. I did not expect much, but the full heavy feeling of my breasts was similar to when I was pregnant with my first child.
My nipples got so sensitive that I did not opt to put on a bra for a couple of days. Even the touch of the shirt gave an aching tingle. Later on, the soreness came and bothered me more.
Increased Cervical Mucus
7 DPO, I noted that my CM is somewhat smooth and wet during the day and at night it becomes elastic clear white. I give importance to my Cervical Mucus since I know it is an early pregnancy indicator.
I felt the urge to vomit on 2 DPO, but I ignored the overwhelming thought of being pregnant. It happened a few minutes in the morning and did not occur again until on 8 DPO. I was ecstatic. Was it too soon?
My hunger is not normal. I cannot sleep at night because I was hungry. Midnight snacks and more snacks all throughout the day after that. My hunger made me tremble I had to scram for some crackers.
Symptoms may come and go
9 DPO, the day was typical. I had a terrible constipation though. If felt sad, the symptoms just disappeared and the following day my AF (menstrual period) was due. I thought it was hopeless.
BFP 10 DPO, I took a pregnancy test!
Was I pregnant? Or was I not? I took a pregnancy test because my curiosity was killing me. I bought the first pregnancy test pack I laid my hands on and BOOM! Yeah, it was a BFP!
Tests taken during 10 DPO are less likely accurate, but with the symptoms I had, I believed I was pregnant. The reason for this is because the implantation just happened and my body is just starting to make some changes in reaction to it. The best timing for a pregnancy test is after the expected date of the period.
However, even though I already missed my period, I still took a test the second time around to put my thoughts at rest. Seriously, I had a very big smile that day. I am having a baby!
If you are reading this, it’s either you are interested in getting pregnant or like me, is monitoring your cycle and wishing you will be. The symptoms above were my experience. However, upon asking other moms, a lot more came up.
We all have unique stories when it comes to pregnancy. We have different diet, activities and physical conditions after all. Out of all, the most common symptoms are as follows:
- checkMild Cramps
- checkFeeling of nausea
Do you have a BFP 10 DPO story? I love to hear from you every detail of it. What have you gone through and how did it go? Drop a comment and let’s add yours on the list!