Early pregnancy symptom

Increasing levels of hormones cause the muscles in your digestive tract to relax, thus slowing down the whole process including bowel functions. This increase in hormone levels can also cause gas, bloating and nausea.



Comparison of how often this symptom is experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.


After implantation (9 dpo+)
experiencing this symptom
the probability of pregnancy


Overall (during the luteal phase)
experiencing this symptom
does not impact
the probability of pregnancy





Summary of chart

An explanation of the affect on the probability of pregnancy for each day past ovulation or group of days.

0 dpo - 3 dpo

Slightly decreases probability of pregnancy

4 dpo - 12 dpo

Does not significantly affect probability of pregnancy

13 dpo - 16 dpo

Slightly increases probability of pregnancy

17 dpo - 18 dpo

Does not significantly affect probability of pregnancy


Detailed breakdown by DPO

Shows data for days where differences are meaningful.

Day past ovulationPregnant vs non-pregnant
14 dpo 1.2 times more (+15%)
Understanding the data

Pregnant women experience this symptom the number of times listed as often as non-pregnant. The percentage listed refers to the percentage increase or decrease between pregnant and non-pregnant.

Visit the dpo chart pages to view most common and significant positive and negative indicators of pregnancy for each day past ovulation.




What women are saying about this symptom.

MidnightMystery  3 months ago
5days terrible constipation finally emptied bowels feel very sore also low abdoninal bruised feeling

Christip  6 months ago
12dpo very constipated for days, finally went today along with fever chills and nausea

caseybhatti   9 months ago
At 11dpo till 13dpo

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