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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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  • 5 days ago » Bclair26 said:
    Im about 3-4dpo and last night i had a headache all night and on and off today
  • Jun. 27, 2017 5:55pm » Lsmith122408 said:
    Major headache 12dpo dry cm tender bbs tired and nauseous
  • Jun. 26, 2017 12:39pm » dragonfly23 said:
    9dpo with headache, creamy cm and high soft cervix
  • May. 15, 2017 11:48am » Polish74 said:
    5-6dpo..constant headache
  • Apr. 10, 2017 9:30pm » meljoe said:
    I'm 17dpo and I've had a headache for the last week!
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