Log In | Sign Up Now! | Help & Support | Print Print This Page
   Day Past Ovulation 123456789101112131415161718    
View All Symptoms


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.

Are you experiencing this symptom?
Start tracking your cycle, all of your symptoms, pregnancy tests and more!
Sign up for your free Countdown to Pregnancy account now

Are you experiencing Headache?

What Day Past Ovulation are you? Is this a new symptom?
  • 2 weeks ago » Super_sally888 said:
    dpo 3. I don't usually get headaches. Had one he
  • 3 weeks ago » KTR0824 said:
    I kept getting headaches about 6dpo and it was an everyday thing terrible headaches and right before lunch time some nausea.
  • 7 weeks ago » jaky_padr0916 said:
    really bad headaches these past days hpoe 6dpo is not bad!!
  • May. 6, 2015 8:16am » tamdj88 said:
    12dpo been getting headaches since atleast 6dpo. Sign of af or +hpt? fingers crossed
  • Apr. 10, 2015 12:22pm » BabyStardust said:
    All. Symptoms. Gone.
  • View All Comments...

Add Your Comments - How are you feeling?

Are you experiencing Headache? What Day Past Ovulation are you? Is this a new symptom?
(Both fields are required. Comments: 140 character max)

Log in or Register to add your comments.