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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?
  • 3 days ago » BeckahBanana said:
    6dpo going on 7dpo - pinching/burning feel right in the middle of my uterus that would come every 5 seconds, like waves. Lasted about 1min
  • 6 days ago » mogchi said:
    UPDATE got bfp 10 dpo!
  • 1 week ago » mogchi said:
    7dpo first time feeling pulling sensation left uterus area, yesterday I felt pregnant....so hoping for bfp, will update when i test
  • 2 weeks ago » rawr2013 said:
    im 15dpo.. started feeling a pinching pain right side of belly button.. im 2 days late.. i had two positives.. that look like bad dye runs..
  • 2 weeks ago » ArtyMeDonnaB said:
    I've been having pinching pains mostly to the left since 9/10 dpo, now I'm on 16 days dpo.
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