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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 weeks ago » Ttc8516 said:
    Pulling and pinching and twinges in my lower abdomen and sort of all around my front. I’m 6dpo today.
  • Jun. 8, 2017 1:13pm » Teena1990 said:
    I'm 7dpo today and have been having pinching in lower left abdomen and pinching in lower back on and off
  • Apr. 27, 2017 8:00pm » WilliClanx5 said:
    A few quick pinches yesterday lading a second, and a few today lasting a second as well. 11&12 DPO. Fingers crossed!
  • Mar. 29, 2017 12:22pm » Swtbttrfly41 said:
    around 18 days po and - major pulling occasional pinch with cramping on and off mild
  • Mar. 9, 2017 1:44pm » heatherm907 said:
    I had a pinch feeling that lasted just a few seconds today and then did it again about an hour or so (dont know wasn't timing) later.
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