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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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What Day Past Ovulation are you? Is this a new symptom?
  • 1 week ago » paytonnlarosee said:
    5dpo very mild headaches.
  • 2 weeks ago » Drpoonam said:
    10dpo severe headache
  • 2 weeks ago » Amberlynn22 said:
    11dpo headache
  • 4 weeks ago » eat2nourish said:
    10 & 11dpo, I've had a mild headache yesterday & today.
  • 6 weeks ago » Katie Bear said:
    11 dpo, feel like I have a hangover, but without having the fun bit
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