5 DPO Symptoms Success Stories

5 DPO symptoms success stories

Last Updated on September 21, 2023 by Avi Steen

I share 5 DPO Symptoms Success Stories in this post, including my own. I definitely knew I was pregnant at 5 DPO. Like ABSOLUTELY knew.

The one symptom that gave it away for me was creamy cervical mucus. It also lasted for a few days, which was an indicator for me that something was going on.

Usually, in a normal hormone balance cycle, mucus will “dry up” after ovulation. This happens as the cervix releases an egg and starts to close to protect your uterus.

With the symptoms of creamy cervical mucus during my 2ww (two-week wait), I knew that pregnancy could be on the horizon for me. And spoiler alert, it was!

As I write this blog, I am currently in my second trimester.

5 DPO Symptoms success stories
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Hormonal Changes Before 5 DPO

You may be wondering what happens before five days past ovulation. Your basal body temperature will have risen as a sign you ovulated. A raised basal body temperature is due to an increase in progesterone after ovulation. Progesterone production continues into pregnancy or completely stops when the luteal phase ends and an impending period causes blood flow.


Yes and no. Implantation of a released egg (adhesion to the uterine wall) does not usually occur until 6 DPO, but as we know, our bodies do what they want. It is possible to have pre-menstrual symptoms that mimic early pregnancy symptoms at 5 DPO. 

The only way to confirm pregnancy is to take a pregnancy test (or a few pregnancy tests, in my case) in the appropriate timeframe for your specific implantation process (which can be different for everyone).

Slight Bleeding in Luteal Phase

During implantation, the fertilized egg travels from the fallopian tubes. The fertilized egg implants into the uterine wall and starts to release HCG. Women experience symptoms when the pregnancy hormone levels rise; in rare cases, five dpo symptoms are the earliest to show.

Implantation symptoms include implantation cramps and implantation bleeding. Implantation cramping can sometimes feel like a slight twinge or even a full-on cramp similar to period cramps.

Many women don’t feel implantation cramping but will notice symptoms and take a home pregnancy test.

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Not likely. It usually takes 48 hours for the pregnancy hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), to be produced and released in your body after implantation. Implantation occurs between six to 12 DPO. So, 5 DPO, while you can possibly experience implantation, it’s not likely that a big fat-positive pregnancy test will show.

When Should You Take a Pregnancy Test

Some women will have levels high enough to test after those 48 hours and receive a positive pregnancy test. In most cases, waiting a week, around the time you expect your next period, to test is ideal. 

Remember, pregnancy hormones are different for every woman, and at 5 DPO, early pregnancy tests may read very faint if you are pregnant. Also, don’t be discouraged if your pregnancy hormone (HCG) doesn’t show on a test at 5 DPO. A negative pregnancy test this early doesn’t mean it can’t happen in a few more days post-ovulation.

5 DPO Symptoms Success Stories

I had no idea what to do at the beginning of my fertility journey. For six months, I was trying and trying, and finally, I asked myself: what’s going on? So I took to YouTube, and it has definitely become an outlet for me even in my journey. Still, I’ve also learned from the experiences of other mamas on YouTube who continue to share their testimonies. 

Symptom spotting is something that sometimes we can’t control. We get one little twinge and immediately run to Google, and that’s okay.

What’s not okay is letting the symptom spotting overwhelm you in this TTC journey. So if you’re at 5DPO and feel comfortable, I’ve posted some videos down below that may be helpful for you to LEARN from in this tww.

Credit: Octavia Steen

This is the vlog-style reveal of my earliest pregnancy symptoms, specifically at 5 DPO. I take you into a day in my life with my two toddlers, workout routine, and playtime.

Credit: Abby Lindquist

Abby gives us a play-by-play of how she knew she was pregnant before taking a pregnancy test. She explains her symptoms from as early as 5 DPO. 

Credit: Krishan Satterfield

Krishan also gives us a day-by-day DPO discussion explaining what she was feeling during the two-week wait during this sit-down video.

Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Pregnancy symptoms vary from person to person, especially as early as 5 DPO. Some women experience one or two signs, while others may have several. While it’s not possible to know for sure if you are pregnant without taking a test, here are some of the early warning signs that could indicate that you’re pregnant:

Missed Period

A missed period is one of the most common signs that you might be pregnant. Other factors such as stress, diet change, or medical conditions can also cause a missed period. 

But if your periods are usually regular, a missed period is an early indicator of pregnancy.

Breast Tenderness

Your breasts might feel more sensitive and swollen during pregnancy. They may also be fuller and heavier in weight. This happens because the body is preparing for breastfeeding.

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Nausea or Morning Sickness

Many women experience nausea and morning sickness during the first trimester of pregnancy. Because of hormonal fluctuations, it can range from mild to severe, depending on the person. You may want to take a pregnancy test if you have morning sickness.


Feeling unusually tired is one of the earliest signs of pregnancy. During early pregnancy, your body undergoes many changes, which can cause fatigue, usually subsiding after the first trimester.

Frequent Urination

The increased production of hormones and the pressure from your growing uterus can cause you to feel the urge to use the bathroom more frequently. This is especially common during the first few weeks of early pregnancy.

Food Cravings or Aversions

It’s not uncommon for pregnant women to experience food cravings or aversions. Some women strongly desire certain foods, while others may feel nauseous when they eat or smell certain dishes.

Mood Swings

Mood swings are also common during early pregnancy, as hormonal changes can cause sudden shifts in mood. Most women feel overwhelmed and emotional during this time, and it is essential to remember that these mood changes are normal. Talking to a trusted friend or family member about your feelings and mood swings is also helpful.

These are just some of the early pregnancy signs. If you think you might be pregnant, you must take a pregnancy test and visit your doctor as soon as possible for accurate results.

a women covering her face while holding a pregnancy test
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What About a False Positive Result?

A false positive result occurs when a test indicates that you are pregnant, but you aren’t. This is usually the result of a faulty pregnancy test or incorrect use. False positives are rare and often due to user error, not hcg levels. In some cases, medications or other hormone levels can also interfere with the results of a pregnancy test, resulting in a false positive.

If you experience a false positive, you must visit your doctor to confirm the results, especially in the early stages. They can perform more advanced tests to ensure the accuracy of the results.

It’s also important to remember that not everyone experiences the same early signs of pregnancy. The only way to know for sure is by taking a pregnancy test.

You should speak with your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns. They can provide advice on how to handle a positive pregnancy test and what steps to take next.

A Prayer for Your Two-week Wait

Dear heavenly Father, I pray for your abundant blessing over the future mother’s womb reading this post. I pray that she trusts in you with all of her heart and leans not unto your own understanding or Google but acknowledges you during her TTC Journey so that you can give her direction on the next steps she should take. I pray that your overwhelming love will consume her heart during the two-week wait as she waits for the blessing that she knows you have in store for her. I pray that her mind is covered and protected from everything that goes on in this world. I pray that implantation will be successful and she will hold a healthy baby in her arms in 9 months. Look on your daughter and the desires of her heart; in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Final Thoughts

While I believe that my 5 DPO symptoms were contributing to my implantation symptoms and helping my body prepare for what is ahead. 5 DPO is a bit early to symptom spot (although I know we can’t help ourselves sometimes).

Are you currently 5 DPO? What symptoms are you currently experiencing?

Blessings + Baby Dust!

5 DPO symptoms success stories

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