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Pulling/Pinching

Very Early Pregnancy Symptom

Symptom Details

Pulling and pinching describe the feelings some women experience in early pregnancy. It may feel like muscles are stretching or being pulled, or that you are being pinched on the inside. These feelings occur in the abdomen, uterus and ovary area. These types of sensations are not only common but very normal. Some women experience these feelings as early as implantation when the embryo attaches itself to the uterus (6-12 days after ovulation). There are a lot changes happening in your body, even in very early pregnancy so cramping and similar sensations are to be expected.

Related types of abdominal sensations: cramps similar to those experienced just prior to or during menstruation, cramps that differ from their usual PMS or menstrual cramps, mild pressure, quick sharp pains or twinges.

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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  • 2 days ago » #3girlBella said:
    15dpo no AF still puling and pinching
  • 6 days ago » Aislingg17 said:
    Im 4 dpo and i have been getting pinching all day.. they are quite strong and in my lower abdomen on the right hand side. cud i be preg
  • 1 week ago » Virgomom said:
    AF due in 2 days taking my longest irregular cycle. But I have this pulling pain on right abdomen unlike cramps..
  • 2 weeks ago » NitaE05 said:
    19 dpo feeling pinch9ng and pulling a lot today, same feeling as when 7 dpo but more so today. that and my bbt has not dropped since ovulati
  • 4 weeks ago » MrsNorman831 said:
    I am 5dpo. i think. I think I O late this month. All day long I have had this strange pinching feeling near the left side of my belly button
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