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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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  • 1 week ago » Breeze said:
    I've been having headaches over the last couple of days, today more than others.
  • 2 weeks ago » emeraldrainbow said:
    17 dpo, have been heaving headaches almost every day since 1 dpo. Very weird. Maybe prego?
  • 7 weeks ago » Celtic Viking said:
    12DPO pounding headache today. So many systems, will slap Mother Nature if she's fooled me
  • 9 weeks ago » ojk901984 said:
    I have a really bad headache and stuffy nose and it's definitely not a cold.
  • 9 weeks ago » BabyStardust said:
    I'm 15 DPO, and my most obvious symptom I guess would be this persistent headache on my temple.
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