Most people believe that being pregnant is a blessing. This is particularly true to those who have tried to get pregnant for years but have not succeeded.
And when the time comes that they are finally pregnant, they rejoice and take extra precautions so that the baby will come out healthy.
Unfortunately, there are expectant mothers who suddenly say “I don’t feel pregnant anymore.” And this can be a very frightening ordeal.
The first thing that comes to mind when this feeling occurs is that the expecting mom had a miscarriage.
But the good news is– it doesn’t always signify that.
There are simply some symptoms that naturally disappear or fluctuate as your pregnancy progresses.
This is why it can be difficult to solely go by how your body feels. It’s always best that you get checked by your doctor so he can examine you.
In this article, we’ll talk about why you suddenly don’t feel pregnant mid-way in your pregnancy.
I Don’t Feel Pregnant Anymore
Almost every expecting mom has experienced the feeling of not being pregnant at least once throughout her pregnancy.
While saying “I don’t feel pregnant anymore” can be scary, it doesn’t always mean that you had a miscarriage.
It simply signifies that there is a decrease in your usual pregnancy symptoms.
The simple reason here is that they have not experienced fatigue, mood swings, or any other pregnancy symptoms for a while.
And when this happens, it only means that your symptoms are changing.
Most commonly, women fear that they had a miscarriage when they stop having morning sickness.
But it’s important to know that morning sickness stops on its own when you reach your second trimester.
This is also not a sign of miscarriage, so there’s no reason to be afraid of it.
Here are some of the common reasons why you may not feel pregnant anymore:
1.) Morning Sickness is Gone
As mentioned, this is the most common reason why expecting moms say “I don’t feel pregnant anymore.”
While there are some moms who deal with morning sickness a lot in the early days of their pregnancy, it doesn’t really happen to everyone.
And for the women who go through several episodes of nausea, having this symptom suddenly stop can be pretty bizarre.
When you no longer have morning sickness, it doesn’t mean you’re no longer pregnant. It just means that your hormones have changed.
And yes, it’s time to finally celebrate since you can enjoy your pregnancy.
2.) No Weird Food Cravings
What’s the weirdest food craving you’ve ever had?
Some pregnant women don’t really have complicated food cravings. Not every expecting mom will want to eat pickles dipped in chocolate ice cream.
In some cases, you may just have a sudden craving for healthy food.
Every woman’s pregnancy is different, so don’t compare what you craved for with another mom’s experience.
3.) Irregular Periods
Believe it or not, there are some women who discover that they are pregnant when they are on their sixth or eighth month of pregnancy.
This is especially true for women who don’t have regular periods.
Since their periods don’t come on time or at all, they might just think that they are missing another period that month.
And when their doctor finally tells them the good news, they’ll be surprised and say that they never felt pregnant the whole time.
4.) High Sex Drive
Pregnant women usually feel fatigue. But there are some women who have a high libido during their pregnancy.
This may make you think that you are not pregnant anymore, especially if you are not feeling any fatigue.
But contrary to popular belief, women can still have a high libido when they’re pregnant.
5.) No Mood Swings
One of the most common pregnancy symptoms that women encounter is mood swings.
This is particularly true for women who are in their last month of pregnancy. But it doesn’t always happen to everyone.
If you don’t have any mood swings, it doesn’t mean you are less pregnant than other expectant moms.
It just means you and your partner are spared from this symptom.
6.) No Weight Gain
Another pregnancy symptom that may lead you to believe that you are no longer pregnant is if you are not gaining any weight.
When you’re pregnant, you don’t necessarily need to gain 10 pounds. There are some women who stay the same weight during their pregnancy.
But if you start losing weight within the first few months of your pregnancy, you can bring this up with your doctor.
Remember that every pregnancy is unique. Any experience that your sister went through during her pregnancy does not mean you will also feel the same.
Stop comparing your journey and enjoy the ride.
If you feel like something’s wrong, you can schedule an appointment with your doctor so you can get checked.
Knowing that there are normal reasons why you may no longer feel pregnant anymore can be a big help.
While this feeling does not automatically mean you had a miscarriage, it’s important that you are aware of these symptoms too.
Miscarriages are a taboo subject. But unfortunately, they are pretty common and can even happen without knowing it.
There are some women who do not experience any of these symptoms at all. But it’s worthwhile to keep an eye out on these miscarriage symptoms:
1.) Spotting or Vaginal Bleeding
One of the most common signs of a miscarriage is spotting or vaginal bleeding.
In early pregnancy and the first trimester, spotting is uncommon. And if you experience that or moderate to heavy bleeding, it may be best to get checked by your OBGYN right away.
2.) Abdominal Cramping
When you are pregnant, you stop having a period during the entirety of your pregnancy.
So if you experience abdominal cramps similar to a menstrual cramp, it could be an indication that you are having a miscarriage.
Some cramping is considered normal since it means that your uterus is stretching.
But if it is persistent or you feel a sharp pain, you need to get checked by a professional.
3.) Back Pain
This symptom is commonly experienced by women throughout their pregnancy. But it can also be an indicator that you are having a miscarriage.
If you experience abdominal cramping along with lower back pain, you may be having a miscarriage.
If the back pain concerns you, talk to your health care provider right away.
4.) No More Pregnancy Symptoms
When you no longer experience the common symptoms of pregnancy, it can be a sign that you had a miscarriage.
Some women who had a miscarriage say that they suddenly lose pregnancy symptoms, such as breast tenderness, nausea, and vomitting.
But again, you have to carefully assess this since it does not always mean you had a miscarriage.
As your pregnancy progresses, many of the common pregnancy symptoms improve too.
5.) Vaginal Discharge
Apart from cramping and bleeding, you may experience vaginal discharge in the form of tissue, blood clots, or vaginal fluid.
This is because your uterus contracts to expel its contents when you are experiencing a loss.
So if you spot some white/pinkish tissue or vaginal fluid and some red/brownish blood clots, you may be having a miscarriage.
6.) Hormonal/Emotional Drop
From the start of your pregnancy, you already become hypersensitive to every change. So when you have a miscarriage, your hormones plummet too.
And for some women who experienced this, you’ll want nothing else but to curl up in a ball in your bedroom.
If you experience any of these things or you believe you had a miscarriage, give your doctor a call right away.
If you have suffered from a miscarriage, you can seek help from a support group. This is because it can evoke unfamiliar emotions.
You will need all the support that you can get, especially from others who’ve been in a similar scenario.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it normal to suddenly not feel pregnant?
Yes, there are some reasons why you may no longer feel pregnant.
Some women even feel these symptoms come and go. And there are also other women who don’t experience any of the common symptoms throughout the nine months they are pregnant.
Is it normal to not feel pregnant anymore at 7 weeks?
Every woman has a different pregnancy journey.
While there are women who will experience every single pregnancy symptom, there are others who won’t experience these at all.
This is why you may feel like you’re not pregnant anytime throughout your pregnancy. And at 7 weeks, your symptoms may change, which is what could lead you to worry that you’re no longer pregnant.
What does it mean when pregnancy symptoms disappear?
In a nutshell, it only means that your hormones are changing.
It’s important to keep in mind that as your pregnancy progresses, your symptoms also improve along the way.
If you have something to worry about, you may bring it up with your OBGYN.
Iesha is a loving mother of 2 beautiful children. She’s an active parent who enjoys indoor and outdoor adventures with her family. Her mission is to share practical and realistic parenting advice to help the parenting community becoming stronger.