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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?
  • 4 weeks ago » LydiyaJane said:
    I have been experiencing pulling and pinching right side of pelvic region since suspected ovulation date,
  • 4 weeks ago » Leahn90 said:
    12 dpo feeling pulling in left side. Major cramps and AF symptomsthe past two days with spotting on 10dpo. Test new today and yesterday :/
  • 4 weeks ago » Leahn90 said:
    12 dpo feeling pulling in left side. Major cramps and AF symptomsthe past two days with spotting on 10dpo. Test new today and yesterday :/
  • 9 weeks ago » Bubbles072013 said:
    8dpo cd22 started tonight 08/27/14
  • Aug. 13, 2014 5:08pm » BBohland22 said:
    I am 15 dpo and found out at 10 dpo I am expecting but I had a feeling at 6 dpo I was pregnant.
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