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Headache

Very Early Pregnancy Symptom

Symptom Details

Headaches in pregnancy tend to occur most frequently in the first trimester. Hormone levels rise dramatically in early pregnancy, and can contribute to headaches. Changes in your blood circulation and blood volume during pregnancy can cause increased pressure on your blood vessels. This increase requires greater fluid intake to counteract dehydration, which can be another cause of headaches. Be sure to get at least 8 glasses of water a day.

Low blood sugar could also be the culprit, be sure to eat a healthy well balanced diet, with adequate protein and iron intakes. Avoid foods that can trigger a headache: like chocolate, MSG, cheese and spicy foods. Other possibilities are stress and anxiety or not getting enough rest. Try to take time each day to relax and make sure you get enough sleep.

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 » camayb said:
    Had dull headaches from 9 dpo and I never have them. Positive pregnancy test 3 days later!
  • 2 weeks ago » Jangie22 said:
    I rarely get headaches but had one in the evening at 9dpo
  • 2 weeks ago » Linz5592 said:
    Headache that makes my eyes sore when I blink!! I am 9dpo
  • 3 weeks ago » grace2604 said:
    Headache that is persistent since noon.
  • 4 weeks ago » acoj2016 said:
    17dpo with bfp at 15dpo. Have had all the cold symptoms including the headache for a few days now ????
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