If you are trying to conceive, and you are at 1DPO, the end of the two-week wait until you can finally receive accurate pregnancy test results can feel like an eternity away. That’s why we have written this article: 1 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms- to help you to easily identify the potential pregnancy symptoms which you may be experiencing at 1 DPO.
In this article:
- What Does 1 DPO Mean?
- 1DPO Early Pregnancy Symptoms
- Can I Receive A Positive Pregnancy Test At 1 DPO?
- What Is Implantation?
- When Does Implantation Occur?
- When is the Right Time to Take a Pregnancy Test?
- More from MyBump2Baby
What Does 1 DPO Mean?
1 DPO means one-day past ovulation or one day after ovulation.
Ovulation typically occurs around mid-cycle, so, in a regular 28-day cycle, 1 DPO would fall on day 15.
1DPO Early Pregnancy Symptoms
At 1DPO, most women will not be experiencing any pregnancy symptoms. The symptoms you will likely experience at this point will be 1 DPO symptoms- or ovulation symptoms. Whilst you are trying to conceive, it is quite common to symptom-spot to try and figure out if you could be pregnant.
If you would like to maximise your chances of getting pregnant, we recommend using our fertility planner! Our fertility planner will help you to track your menstrual cycle and find your fertile window.
Whilst the below are common pregnancy symptoms, they could also be signs of your regular, impending period.
Fatigue is one of the most commonly complained about pregnancy symptoms. With your newfound pregnancy wreaking chaos with your hormone levels, it is no wonder that you may be feeling exhausted!
Headaches can be caused by the increase in your progesterone levels during pregnancy. However, if you are experiencing frequent, or particularly painful headaches, you should consult your nearest health care provider.
Your sudden increase in pregnancy hormone levels can cause your emotions to go haywire- if you are feeling happy one moment, and then upset the next, you may be pregnant.
The increase in the pregnancy hormone, progesterone, can cause you to experience digestive issues, including constipation, gas and bloating.
Are you enjoying this article? Why not check out another one of our articles Can An Ovulation Test Detect Pregnancy?
Breast Tenderness and Nipple Sensitivity
Breast tenderness, breast pain and nipple sensitivity are common pregnancy symptoms. The increase in blood flow and pregnancy hormones is responsible for this particular symptom.
You can read more about how breast pain and ovulation relate in do breasts hurt during ovulation?
During early pregnancy, the hormone progesterone soars! This increase in hormone levels causes your digestive system to slow down, causing a build-up of gas and bloating.
As discussed above, the sudden increase in progesterone can cause your digestive system to slow down. This slowing of the digestive system can also cause constipation.
Can I Receive A Positive Pregnancy Test At 1 DPO?
The short answer is no- you can not!
Pregnancy tests work by detecting the hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) hormone in your urine.
In order to receive a positive pregnancy test (BFP) result, the pregnancy hormone, hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), needs to be at a high enough level within your body.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin only begins to be produced once implantation occurs.
What is Implantation?
Implantation is the process where a fertilised egg- or blastocyst- travels down from the fallopian tubes, into the uterus, and implants itself into the uterine lining.
It is through this connection that the fertilised egg receives nutrients and the blood supply that it needs to grow.
Have you read our article, How to Help Implantation? It contains tips on how to maximise your chances of implantation successfully occurring.
When implantation occurs, some women show some implantation symptoms.
The implantation process may cause some side effects, such as:
- Implantation bleeding (caused by the motion of the fertilised egg implanting itself into the uterine lining, which causes some tiny blood vessels to break and bleed)
- Implantation cramping
- Implntation dip
- Mood swings
- Breast tenderness
- Sensitive nipples
When Does Implantation Occur?
Implantation occurs between 6 and 12 days past ovulation.
The implantation can take several days in total- including the amount of time it takes for the fertilised egg to travel down the fallopian tube and into the womb.
When is the Right Time to Take a Pregnancy Test?
At 1 DPO, it is definitely too soon to receive an accurate pregnancy test result.
Experts recommend that you wait to take a home pregnancy test until the day of your missed period, to ensure that you don’t have any false negatives- or between 7 and 12 days past ovulation.
Clear Blue first response pregnancy tests are great for early testing- allowing you to test as early as 6 days before your missed period.
You can receive accurate blood pregnancy test results as early as 5 days after implantation occurred.
More from MyBump2Baby
To read about pregnancy symptoms at each day past ovulation, click the links below:
- 1DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 2 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 3 DPO Symptoms
- 4 DPO – Early Pregnancy Symptoms
- 5 DPO – Early Pregnancy Symptoms
- 6DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 7 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 8 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 9 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 10 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 11DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 12 dpo – Early Pregnancy Symptoms
- 13 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 14 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
My name is Louise and I am the Digital Marketing and Administrative Assistant at MyBump2Baby. I have been writing in the parenting niche for over 2 years specialising in fertility, pregnancy, baby and baby name support articles.