8 DPO Symptoms and Pregnancy Symptoms After Ovulation Day by Day

Pregnancy Symptoms Before Missed Period

Last Updated on October 13, 2023 by Avi Steen

Even though our symptoms might differ, there are a few pregnancy symptoms by DPO that you could look out for. Especially if you’re like me and often symptom spot during the two week wait and had 8 DPO symptoms leading to a BFP. Above all, I know that being patient while trying to conceive can be a task, so we’ll touch on that as well. But I really wanted to make sure I share with you all my experience just in case you need a little read during the two-week wait!

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SUPER EARLY Pregnancy Symptoms by DPO

The Dreaded Two-Week Wait

So, how do you stay patient with TTC?

It’s not an easy task, right? Whoever decided to call it a two-week WAIT was really rude. There’s plenty of waiting and working of patience during trying to conceive, and it doesn’t stop there sis.

The wait continues into pregnancy.

Waiting for an ultrasound.

To feel the baby move…

Finally, we are waiting for the actual baby to make its beautiful entry into the world.

Yeah, the wait doesn’t stop at TTC. But it can be made a little easier with a few tips.

The Best Fertility Prayer While Trying to Conceive

Things to Do During the Wait


Prayer is powerful! I like to think of prayer as a time for me to talk to God like I’m talking to my best friend. You talk to your best friend and/or spouse every day, right? 

It’s like that! 

Sometimes, a good fertility prayer can help you release some of the heaviness weighing on your heart during this time.

Also, I know it’s hard, and maybe you’ve heard this before, but we always have to think about God’s timing above our own. Yes, motherhood has been placed in our hearts, but at the end of the day, it’s God’s will above our own.


Think about how you can prepare yourself for motherhood. Certainly, some think the preparation begins during pregnancy, but have you ever stopped to think if God is preparing you RIGHT NOW, at this moment, as you try to conceive?

I know for me, God permitted me to experience miscarriages in preparation for my true purpose. Sharing my testimony and helping other future mamas find faith during the wait. 

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Mentally, we have to be prepared for the wait, for cycle changes, for pregnancy, for postpartum, and for motherhood!

I know a lot of moms who struggle mentally due to motherhood being a TOUGH job.

But you can’t fail something you were created to do, Mama!

Loads can be easier when you’re able to distribute them appropriately. 

Which definitely takes strength mentally and spiritually. KNOW when to ask for help, Mama.

Also, prepping physically, such as balancing your hormones, working out, and eating a healthy fertility-based diet, can assist in your TTC journey as well!


I felt like the tips should start with 3 P’s hehe. 

Position yourself to be surrounded by like-minded women. Find a TTC group, women’s small group, or any community of interest to help guide you into a more positive mindset. 

Because the fertility road can often feel very lonely, but it doesn’t have to be! Below, you’ll find my pregnancy symptoms for my rainbow baby by DPO.

Post Ovulation

What happens to body after ovulation if pregnant?

There are many changes that can take place in a woman’s body after ovulation if she is pregnant. Many of these symptoms can be attributed to the hormones that are surging through her system. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Feeling more tired than usual.
  • Experiencing morning sickness, even if you only feel sick in the morning.
  • Increased urination.
  • A heightened sense of smell or taste.
  • Experiencing mood swings.
  • Having a metallic taste in your mouth.
  • Feeling bloated or constipated.
  • Experiencing heartburn or indigestion.
  • Spotting or bleeding between periods.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to take a home pregnancy test to confirm whether you are pregnant or not. Many of these symptoms can also be caused by other things, such as an infection or premenstrual syndrome.

How soon after ovulation can you feel pregnancy symptoms?

It is not uncommon to start experiencing some symptoms a few days after ovulation. However, it is important to keep in mind that not everyone experiences the same symptoms or even experiences any symptoms at all.

If you are concerned that you may be pregnant, it is best to take a home pregnancy test to confirm whether you are pregnant or not. You can usually do this a few days after implantation which happens between 6-12DPO.

What are the signs of successful implantation?

The signs of successful implantation can vary from woman to woman. However, many women report feeling a sense of implantation cramping and/or spotting. Some women will also notice an implantation dip in their BBT charts as progesterone is likely elevated during the two-week wait.

What Does DPO Mean

The meaning of DPO in pregnancy terms is days past ovulation. It’s simply the number of days after you have ovulated for a potential pregnancy cycle.


8 DPO is 8 days past ovulation. For most women, implantation occurs around 6-12 days after ovulation. This means that if you are 8 DPO, you may have only just implanted, or you may have already implanted a few days ago.

At this stage, it is still very early in the pregnancy cycle and most women will not yet be experiencing any symptoms. However, some women may begin to experience implantation bleeding or cramping around this time.

Symptoms 8 DPO

The most common symptom 8 DPO is cramping. These can feel like period cramps, but may be more mild and last for a shorter period of time. Other symptoms include:

-Implantation bleeding or spotting


-Breast tenderness


-Mood swings


Pregnancy Test 8 DPO

It is still very early to take a pregnancy test at 8 DPO. Most home pregnancy tests will not be accurate until you are at least 12-14 DPO.

If you do take a pregnancy test at 8 DPO and get a positive result, congratulations! Although this is very early for a positive pregnancy test it is still possible, especially if you have ovulated 48 hours beforehand which allows the pregnancy hormone HCG to rise in your system.

Pregnancy Symptoms After Ovulation Day by Day

Below is a list of the symptoms I personally experienced after conceiving my first child. I took a lot of notes as you can see so that I could further help other mamas to be.

  • 1 Day Past Ovulation (1 DPO)
    • Headache
  • 2 DPO
    • Tired
    • Hungry
    • Acne
    • R sided Twinges
  • 3 DPO
    • Tired
    • Sore Breasts
  • 4 DPO
    • Indigestion (burping)
    • Frequent Urination
  • 5 DPO
    • Constipation
    • Burping
    • Hungry
    • Tired
    • Bloated
    • Itchy scalp (weird)
  • 6 DPO
    • Exhausted
    • Mild Cramps
    • Burping
    • Bloating
    • Implantation Dip on BBT Chart
  • 7 DPO
    • Back pain
    • Left sided cramps
    • Bloating
  • 8 DPO Symptoms
  • 9 DPO
    • Sore breast
    • Tired
    • Metallic taste
Pregnancy Symptoms by DPO
  • 10 DPO
    • Hungry
    • Tired
    • Pink spotting
    • Right eye twitched all day (weird!)
  • 11 DPO
    • Back pain
    • Hungry
    • Bloating
    • Tired
    • Frequent Urination
    • Sore breasts
  • 12 DPO
    • Back pain
    • Bloated
    • Thirsty
    • Tired
    • Frequent Urination
  • 13 DPO
    • Thirsty
    • Bloating
    • Metallic Taste
  • 14 DPO
    • Nausea after cardio and vomited in my mouth (water, but still gross)
    • Frequent urination
    • Increased sensitivity to odors: I have to go into more detail on this because I was smelling something similar to fruity cereal BUT we had no cereal in the house. I even went to the cupboard to check and no cereal! The smell ended up being a strawberry pop tart that my husband had ALREADY ate. LOL… So of course I had a pop tart too.
  • 15 DPO (officially missed period)
    • Thirst
    • Bloating
    • Vivid dreams
    • Back pain
    • Frequent urination

Wooo, that was a lot of symptom spotting, but there it is! Pregnancy symptoms before my missed period. Did you have any of the weird symptoms during your TWW?


  1. Headache
  2. Tired
  3. Hungry
  4. Acne
  5. R sided Twinges (stomach)
  6. Sore Breasts
  7. Indigestion (burping)
  8. Frequent Urination
  9. Constipation
  10. Bloating
  11. Itchy scalp
  12. Exhausted
  13. Mild cramping
  14. Implantation Dip on BBT Chart
  15. Back Pain
  16. Left sided cramps
  17. BFP
  18. Chills
  19. Metallic taste
  20. Pink spotting
  21. Eye Twitching
  22. Thirst
  23. Nausea
  24. Sensitivity to odors
  25. Vivid dreams
  26. Missed Period

Pregnancy Test Recommendations

If you think you may be pregnant, the best way to confirm is to take a home pregnancy test. I recommend taking one first thing in the morning with your first urine of the day for the best accuracy. You can find pregnancy tests at most drugstores or online.

There are many different types of pregnancy tests on the market these days. I have used both digital and standard tests with success and prefer the red dye line tests and have found the blue dye to simply be unreliable.

I personally recommend First Response Pregnancy Tests to my fertility clients.

Pregnancy Test 1 week After Ovulation – 8 DPO Symptoms

Taking a pregnancy test exactly 7 days past ovulation will probably yield negative results. The earliest I have personally been able to test is 8 DPO with any of my pregnancies, and it had a very faint line.

If you are trying to conceive, I recommend waiting until at least 9 DPO to test. This will give you the best chance of getting an accurate result.

If you still haven’t received your period by 18 DPO with elevated temperatures, it is probably a good idea to visit your OB/GYN for a blood test to confirm pregnancy.

If you are trying to conceive, it is important to be aware of the early pregnancy symptoms. Although every woman experiences different symptoms, some common ones include tiredness, bloating, and sore breasts. If you miss your period or experience other concerning symptoms, take a home pregnancy test for confirmation. If you still don’t receive your period, it’s a good idea to visit your OB/GYN. Blessings + baby dust!

Comment below your TWW symptoms by DPO, let’s help some more future mama’s out!

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