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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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What Day Past Ovulation are you? Is this a new symptom?
  • 4 days ago » chick64911 said:
    6dpo today i have the worse headache past 3 days
  • 1 week ago » kdolphin said:
    headache on and off cant concentrate 5dpo
  • 3 weeks ago » Bfringer said:
    I wanna slam my head in a door. Hurts so bad. Have a job tomorrow. Dpo 8
  • 3 weeks ago » bkmama said:
    Headache all day on days 4 and 5. Ugh.
  • 5 weeks ago » sherikarodgers said:
    Yesterday 7dpo, I had the worst headache all day long, and I just wanted it to go away. Could not concentrate on anythiing.
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