Dull Cramps/Pressure

Early pregnancy symptom

Some women describe the cramps they experience in early pregnancy as mild cramps or dull pressure low in the abdomen. Cramps in early pregnancy are not only common but very normal. There are a tremendous number of changes occurring in your body so cramping is to be expected. Some women feel cramping as early as implantation when the embryo attaches itself to the uterus (6-12 days after ovulation). Cramps are also described as feeling like PMS or period cramps, quick sharp pains, pinching/pulling or little twinges like pokes, tingles or bubbles.



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 - 12 dpo

Does not significantly affect probability of pregnancy

13 dpo - 18 dpo

Slightly increases 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 (+18%)
15 dpo 1.2 times more (+19%)
16 dpo 1.2 times more (+18%)
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.

Oneduck7  6 weeks ago
19dpo...af is 5 days late and cramping/pressure has started to stop

HopefulPearl33  6 weeks ago
gaz, dull light cramps,, same as last cycle :(

Jrog32011  7 weeks ago
5dpo w/ extremely bloated, dull cramping, sharp stabbing feeling, accompanied by constipation

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