What Causes Your Uterus To Pinch During Early Pregnancy? An Expert Explains The Sensation

When you first get pregnant, there are so many symptoms and emotions swirling around, sometimes you just want to know what’s going on in there. And since every pregnancy is different, what is considered normal? During the early weeks of pregnancy, you may feel a fluttering in your abdomen that’s almost like a tugging or pinching feeling. But what causes a pinching feeling in your uterus during early pregnancy? Obviously, since the baby doesn’t have hands or fingers yet, it can’t possibly be your little one pulling on your insides.

According to Dr. Sherry Ross, an OB-GYN and Women’s Health Expert at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, “tugging” or “pinching” is another word for “cramping,” and the feeling is just your uterus cramping. “The pre-pregnancy uterus is a ‘pear sized’ organ that begins to grow very early in pregnancy. As the uterus grows, along with all the hormonal changes, there is a noticeable tugging sensation. It is a completely normal early sign…

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