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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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What Day Past Ovulation are you? Is this a new symptom?
  • 1 week ago » Maxval said:
    10dpo definitely feeling pinching for about two days now
  • 6 weeks ago » msjanet018 said:
    9 dpo and have this symptom since am
  • 8 weeks ago » GemmaR said:
    Started to get this for a moment or two yesterday, and more so this morning. Had the same sensation last month that I was TTC
  • 8 weeks ago » elaughng said:
    been having pinching sensation since 6dpo I am now 8dpo
  • 8 weeks ago » Mare_bear2008 said:
    Dpo 11 experiencing this for two days. Got my bfp on 9 dpo
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