How Do Some Women "Just Know" When They Are Pregnant?

   By drodriguez  Mar 17, 2012

We’ve all heard stories of women who claim they “just knew” the moment they became pregnant and others who didn’t realize until weeks or even months had gone by.

What is it, aside from a missed period, that makes us feel pregnant in those early stages? Early pregnancy symptoms, like tiredness and nausea are sure to tip some women off, but others still insist the only symptom they had was a “gut feeling”.

A recent report from People reveals how a now 8-months-pregnant Jessica Simpson became aware that she was indeed carrying a baby. While Simpson and boyfriend Eric Johnson began to get ready for a road trip, she started to have second thoughts. Simpson explains, “We were going to [go] all-day drinking…ride our bikes, hang out. But I started feeling this overwhelming guilt. Why would I feel guilt at the idea of going out and having cocktails with my friends?"

Simpson then thought of taking a home pregnancy test which revealed why she was feeling guilt over the idea of drinking with friends…and she’s all set to meet the reason in just a few short weeks.

What do you think of Jessica Simpson’s story of how she found out she was pregnant?

Did you get the feeling you were pregnant before taking a test? Share your stories of how you found out the big news!

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krystle512 by krystle512 | SAN ANTONIO, TX
Mar 24, 2012

I had a feeling I was pregnant each time but then again I was trying and hoping I was too lol.

heavenly41 by heavenly41 | PORTLAND, OR
Mar 19, 2012

I knew all 7 times and when the early pregnancy tests came out I bought those early because I wanted to know a.s.a.p. :)

localceleb by localceleb | WICKLIFFE, OH
Mar 17, 2012

I knew too, it was weird.. my body seemed to almost instantly change.. My oldest is19 and my youngest is 11 although my very youngest, not biological is 7. I think I would still know after all this time if I was.. :)

janiescryin by janiescryin | GIRARDVILLE, PA
Mar 17, 2012

I just knew both times...I have a 13yr old son and an almost 10mos old son. It's just like a gut feeling I think. with my youngest, my fiance's sister had invited him and our older boy to her home for the weekend and to see a Penn State football game. I remember thinking to myself that I better let him know that I'm pregnant before he leaves for the 3hr road trip. I had been telling him all along, but he wouldn't believe me till either a test or a doctor confirmed it. The day before he was to leave I took the test knowing completely that it would be positive and it was. I just walked up to him and handed him the test and said, "Congratulations!".

msfriendly by msfriendly | MONROE, WI
Mar 17, 2012

I knew I was pregnant because my groin and stomach muscles felt funny. I went to the dr. and he said the muscles know when you are pregnant to start preparing to carry the baby!

MomeeGina by MomeeGina | ELK GROVE, CA
Mar 17, 2012

With my first and only pregnancy I knew I was pregnant from the get go. I could feel this little butterfly feeling in my stomach and I just knew I had a sweet little baby in there. That same day I took a test and it was positive!

seaburn32 by seaburn32 | DuPont, WA
Mar 17, 2012

With my first child I didn't really know I was pregnant, even though we were trying. I think the next time around will be different because I'll kinda know what symptoms to look for. I think it's so amazing when women get those feelings like Simpson did. It just goes to show there's a bigger power at work in all of this :)