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Here you are at 7 DPO. Since you’re here, you’re most likely wondering:
- Is it possible to experience pregnancy symptoms as early as 7 days past ovulation?
- What is happening at 7 DPO?
- Can I get a positive pregnancy test at 7 DPO?
In this article, we will answer all of those questions and more.
What can I expect at 7 Days Past Ovulation?
At 7 DPO, an egg, which was released by your ovaries, will have been fertilised by the sperm. This fertilised egg has, since then, developed into a ball of cells which will later become the embryo (and eventually, the fetus!)
The ball of cells (blastocyst) travels through your fallopian tubes and may implants into the lining of your uterus (A.K.A implantation) at this point.
Can I get a positive pregnancy test at 7 DPO?
It is still slightly too early to get a positive pregnancy test at 7 DPO.
However, since your hormone levels are rapidly changing in preparation for pregancy, you may experience some early pregnancy symptoms.
Early Pregnancy Symptoms at 7 DPO
Cramps and Bleeding
Some women experience mild cramping and spotting (due to implantation). Light spotting that is either pink or brown is a sign of implantation bleeding.
During (early) pregnancy, women’s hormone levels are constantly changing. This can cause a woman’s breasts to feel sore, swollen, tingly and full.
Nipple sensitivity can occur as early as 1 – 2 weeks after conception. This is as a result of increased blood flow to the breasts.
Mood swings due to pregancy hormones can be similar to PMS symptoms. If you do not usually experience this particular symptom during your cycle, it may be a sign that you’re pregnant.
If you find yourself craving certain foods, many believe that it’s a sure sign that you’re pregnant! If you’re craving odd foods, you might just get a BFP on your pregnancy test.
Fluctuating hormones are responsible for this particular symptom. The change in hormones can also cause dizziness.
Morning sickness is a common pregnancy symptom, caused by the sudden increase of progesterone in your body. Many pregnant women also experience an increased, acute sense of smell. Whilst this may seem like a pretty neat super power, it can wreak havoc on your body, making you nauseous when you smell coffee, perfume or other strong odors.
The sudden increase in progesterone levels at 7 DPO can slow digestion, causing gas to get trapped in the intestines. This can cause abdominal bloating, which leads to symptoms like constipation and flatulence.
When is the best time to take a pregnancy test?
The recommended time to take a pregnancy test is at 12 DPO or later, although many women receive positive pregnacy test results between 9-11 DPO.
Some experts recommend that you test at 14 DPO if you have a regular 28 day menstrual cycle- or even later if you have an irregular cycle.
If you do decide to test early, Clearblue Pregnancy Test Ultra Early Pregnancy Tests are brilliant for early pregnancy testing. If do get a negative pregnancy test result at 7 DPO, you should retest between 12-14 DPO.
Hi, I’m Louise- mum of one to a little boy called Mason.
I am the Digital Marketing and Admin Assistant for MyBump2Baby.
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