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Cramps (Like PMS/AF)

Very Early Pregnancy Symptom

Symptom Details

Cramps in early pregnancy are not only common but very normal. Some women feel cramping as early as implantation when the embryo attaches itself to the uterus (6-12 days after ovulation). Others may start cramping after their first positive pregnancy test as their uterus starts preparing to carry a baby for nine months. The uterus grows quickly in early pregnancy and cramping is expected.

Some women report the cramps they experience in very early pregnancy are similar to the cramps the experience just prior to or during menstruation (and some may dismiss them as their impending period). Others say they are quite different from their usual PMS or menstrual cramps, or feel like mild pressure, or quick sharp pains.

If you are experiencing any pain that does not seem "normal" or that is very painful, you should consult your doctor, especially if they are accompanied by bleeding.

Comparison Chart

The chart below shows a comparison between the number of times this symptom was experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.


**NOTE: Data for 15-21 dpo tends to be lower than expected as many women stop tracking symptoms after a positive pregnancy test.

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What Day Past Ovulation are you? Is this a new symptom?
  • 18 hours ago » kimanne said:
    3dpo and been having costsnt af like cramps for 5 days now..im hoping its a good sign
  • 2 weeks ago » ESJ2011 said:
    14 dpo feeling AF type cramops. AF is scheduled to arrive but is a no show so far.
  • 2 weeks ago » monicadnlp said:
    I'm 11dpo and I'm feeling very mild af like cramps since what I think was implantation cramps at 9dpo. Af is due in 3 Hoping for a bfp soon.
  • 4 weeks ago » Anniee said:
    im 14 dpo.. nt feelng those symptons wch I flt earlier.. is thz ok?? worried abt chemical pregnancy!! Allah.. plz hlp..
  • 4 weeks ago » Anniee said:
    I hv gt a positive when I checkd on 10 dpo.. cnfrmd it wd my gynaec... todayz 12 dpo.. wsing those who are tryng my bst wishes.. god bless.
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