Women trying to conceive often find themselves counting the day’s past ovulation (DPO). So they are advised to wait 15 days before taking a pregnancy test because the results are most accurate at 15 DPO. While the most tell-tale sign of a pregnancy is a missed period, women may experience symptoms as early as 5 DPO. Here we are reading about the earliest symptoms that may indicate a pregnancy.
Cramps- One of the most common 5 DPO symptoms is mild cramps. Women may experience cramping in their pelvis, lower back or abdomen. They are similar to light menstrual cramps and happen as a result of implantation.
Bleeding or Spotting- women may experience early bleeding or spotting at 5 DPO. The flow of the bleeding is lighter than that during periods and so is the colour. Bleeding early in the first trimester is common and not always a source of worry. About 15 to 25 per cent of the women may notice mild bleeding, spotting or a brown discharge around 5 DPO.
Nausea or Morning Sickness- Another symptom women may notice 5 DPO is nausea or vomiting. Morning sickness is common for most women during the first trimester.
Mood Swings- During pregnancy, the body is flooded with hormones and goes through significant changes in hormone levels. As a result of these changes, women may be vulnerable to mood swings.
High Basal Body Temperature- The temperature continues to stay high after ovulation, it may be an indication of early pregnancy.
Food Cravings or Aversions- A common symptom that lasts through a woman’s pregnancy and may begin around 5 DPO is food craving. Many women develop specific food cravings during their pregnancy and may strongly desire its taste or aroma.