The 9 days past ovulation (dpo), is a very important, but delicate subject. Within these days, a woman may discover her pregnancy or lack thereof. A woman could realize that she is anywhere up to three weeks pregnant, and begin to feel the associated symptoms. At the same time, it is important to note that people are not cookie cutters—people can experience different signs and symptoms, ranging from mild to severe, at different times than others.
Most Commonly Seen 9 DPO Symptoms
1. Breast Changes
This is one of the most common symptoms associated with 9 dpo. At 9dpo, a common sign is the tenderness and sensitiveness of the breast and breast area. While this is completely normal for women, it could also be indicative of a pregnancy. Some women have a noticeable swell of the breasts, which feel more full and heavy at 9 dpo as well. These symptoms do not have to occur at 9 days past ovulation,they could appear before the missed period. Therefore, in order to avoid confusion, examine the areola, which darkens and appears larger when a woman is pregnant.
2. Unexplained Fatigue
A common symptom at 9 dpo is an unexplainable fatigue—the female is tired for seemingly no reason. This occurs in pregnant women because of a spike in the progesterone hormone. With the fast paced, busyness of everyday life, this symptom is often overlooked and difficult to identify. Therefore, pay more attention to your physical state; if you feel sleepy all day long without any reason, you might be pregnant!
3. Mild Cramps
This symptom is also difficult at 9 dpo because, like fatigue, it can be confused for pregnancy. Mild cramping near the pelvis can be indicative of a pregnancy or it can simply forewarn the woman of upcoming menstruation. If all three signs occur, and you are concerned at 9 days past ovulation,it would be a good idea to use a pregnancy test to verify or deny your suspicions.
What Others Say About 9 DPO Symptoms
Many people have different opinions about symptoms occurring at 9 days past ovulation.
Mary: “I woke up at the crack of dawn, around 6am and felt very hot and nauseous, almost as if I had motion sickness.”
Sandy: “I woke up and cried in the morning. I felt sad for the rest of the day. I was so melancholic!”
Sarah: “I had tender breasts, and they were very sensitive. I also had pain on my left side, near my ovary. Barbara shared that she was having mood swings, hot flashes, and frequent urination."
Nancy: “At the 9 dpo, I noticed that I was spotting; I had a tiny bit of blood that day and the next. If I was pregnant, it would have been around the 3 week mark.”
Zoe: “My period should arrive on Saturday. I followed the three symptoms above and decided to test myself. I’m not sure, but I thought I saw a faint line indicating pregnancy on the asda brand. I’m going to wait for Saturday to see if my period comes or not, just to verify."
Laura: “I think I have implantation bleeding!! I’m four days away from my expected period date and I felt cramps like you would not believe. I thought these stemmed from loose poop. In the bathroom, I noticed some pink and brown color in my underwear and some pink on the toilet paper. From my research, this can occur at the 9 dpo mark!! I’m just going to celebrate privately and test it in 4 days!!! lol”
In the last testimony, at the 9 dpo, Margaret shared, “I finally gave in and got myself tested for pregnancy. I met several of the criteria mentioned in this article. I was super fatigued: I would sleep up to 14 hours per day. This coming from a person who would be sleeping until 9am, when I usually am up at 6am. Then in the afternoon, I would take a nap before dinner. I’ve also been having headaches, but surprisingly, I have not been having cramps.”