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Cramps during early pregnancy?

I’m having a lot of cramping and I am in my first trimester of pregnancy. Is something wrong with either me or my baby?

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I’m having a lot of cramping and I am in my first trimester of pregnancy. Is something wrong with either me or my baby?

The Bump Expert

Probably not. Lower abdominal cramping is just one of those things that happen (yep -- another one) when a baby is growing in your belly. Doctors call it round ligament pain. See, your uterus is getting bigger every day (so is baby!), and the muscles and ligaments supporting it are stretching out to accommodate the changes. That stretching can bring a bit of pain, especially when you change positions, cough or are particularly active. These mild aches and jabs are normal and (sorry) may persist as your uterus continues to grow. To get some relief, scale back the physical activity and avoid cramp-inducing positions. Also try a warm bath, or simply stretch out and kick up your heels -- resting comfortably should ease the pain.

You needn’t worry unless the pain is severe, constant or accompanied by bleeding or other unusual signs. If you have any of these symptoms, call your doctor right away.

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Paula Kashtan

re: Q: Abdominal Pain?

I'm so glad to find some information on this. I've only just discovered about a week ago that I am pregnant and I've had these pains for about 3 weeks now. It's the only symptom I've had. I've been so concerned and since my doctore won't see me for a couple more weeks, thank you so much for this information!

IndyBrideMay06 |

re: Q: Abdominal Pain?

Thank you for that info, I've had the cramping on and off and I have to wait a few more weeks also for my first Dr.'s visit.

babyhopeful |

re: Q: Abdominal Pain?

This is so good to know. I get mild cramps during the day when I stand up or change positions at my desk. I am so relieved to know it is not a problem!

Mini_Mariah |

re: Q: Abdominal Pain?

I had period-like cramps from about weeks 4-7. My doctor said it's nothing to worry about, as long as there is no cramping.

SavannahKraemer |

re: Q: Abdominal Pain?

This is all good to know. I just found out I am pregnant a few days ago but I also have those period like cramps and they were starting to cause me concern but knowing that they are normal makes me feel a lot better. Thank you.

AmandaMae |

re: Q: Are My Cramps Normal?

My doctor made sure that I knew this is normal. He said that it's fine, as long as the cramping doesn't get worse than my normal period. If it's worse, then I'm supposed to call.

teach2183 |

re: Q: Are My Cramps Normal?

Thank you for this...good to know. This is my third pregnancy (second was a miscarriage) and I was getting a little nervous, and forgot from the first baby what it feels like. My first doctors apointment is 2 weeks away, so...good to know!

aimee6 |

re: Q: Are My Cramps Normal?

Thanks for putting my mind at ease. I have these and my DH told me it was all in my head, then he got worried. I told him there was nothing to be worried about unless it gets bad.

010607steph |

re: Q: Are My Cramps Normal?

This was really great to know. I thought there was something wrong with the baby. Thanks!

Adam&Katie |

re: Q: Are My Cramps Normal?

I've been feeling these little cramps since I missed my last period - great to know it's totally normal and everyone else is feeling them too.

smwood |

re: Q: Are My Cramps Normal?

This is pretty good to know. Just a few days ago I found out I was pregnant and I have been cramping for about a week or so and we dont go to the doctors for two more weeks. My family has made me a little nervous so I am happy to know I am not crazy.

Lilone721 |

re: Q: Are My Cramps Normal?

ditto ditto ditto. I have been freaking out a little at every little twinge. So good to kow i''m not alone

justgnat |

re: Q: Are My Cramps Normal?

Glad to know this...I've been like justgnat freaking out at every little twinge worried. :)

i*heart*mike |

re: Q: Are My Cramps Normal?

I have had slight cramping like I'm about to get my period. I have been worried since I'm only in my 5th week and the doctor won't see me until week 11....thank-you!

Ashdave12 |

re: Q: Are My Cramps Normal?

I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only one having this problem. I'm about 5 weeks pregnant and have been having really dull cramping since I found out last week. Right about the time I was going to miss my period. I was getting worried when it didn't stop after a couple of days this is good to know that I don't have to worry unless they are bad. Thanks everyone

Tracy_26 |

re: Q: Are My Cramps Normal?

Ditto, Why don't the baby books shout this from the rooftops?! I'm pregnant for the first time and thought I was getting my period, now I'm into my 6th week and still cramping, but not its more mild cramps. Around the time I think there was implantation I was doubled over with pain. I never knew about this!

Pilotlover |

re: Q: Are My Cramps Normal?

Fist I want to say thank you to all you ladies on here. Just got married March 1st and AF was due last tuesday took two HPT and they both came up Positive!! And I have been alittle worried cause i have been having cramps almost like im going to get AF, but they are not as bad. and hearing all of you say you have had the same feelings REALLY puts your mind at ease. Also Im not sure who said it but yes THIS IS SOMETHING THEY SHOULD WARN 1 TIMERS ABOUT!!!

sharonnmik |

re: Q: Are My Cramps Normal?

Well everyone's comments have been a little easing for me as well. I took 2 HPT as well to make sure if I was prego (period was just due for me around the 2nd of April) and couldn't wait for me to miss my period to actually find out........the tests are POSITIVE!

Meli-Fonso |

re: Q: Are My Cramps Normal?

I also just got married March 1st and found out a few weeks after we got back from the honeymoon that I was Prego! We are so excited! I go to the doctor this wednesday April 9th! I can't wait. I felt the same cramping and lots of bloating. I am starting to get better with the nausea though.

chesney1fan |

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Omg! What a load off to know these are normal.

DriaB |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

i concur! have had AF cramping, some times worse then others....then that nasty sharp pain if i sneeze or get up sometimes. good to know :)

Eclypze |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

This is interesting that the this is so little talked about. I'm pregnant for the first time and the RN told me it was normal. I talk to my sisters and the told me they experience the same thing and no one told them it was normal and they were scared. Their kids are 15 and 13 and the are just find out that this feeling is normal.

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I'm happy to see I'm not the only one! I just found out that I'm pregnant over the weekend and I've been hurting for almost 2 weeks (we're estimating I'm at about 5 weeks). The note about coughing helps me too, because I'm still getting over a cold that has me coughing on a fairly regular basis.

MrsMCT |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

OMG that is so great to know!!!! The cramping was really worrying me its just a dull kind off off and on ache.....I was really worried. Four positive pregnancy tests!!! That is pretty positive but you read all these things and they are a little scary... thanks for giving me a straight answer.

thenextinline |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

this all helps so much, i just found out a few days ago that im pregger too and i have had cramping as well. i dont remember what it was like with my first child and my second one resulted in a m/c so im very relieved to know that the baby will be ok this time

2_B_A_WIFE |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

I too am having mild cramping... good to know that it's nothing to stress over! I estimate that I am about 5 weeks along... I go for my first appt. on Sept. 6

Jenn41181 |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

Thank goodness its normal! I sit at a desk all day and find that at 8 weeks its uncomfortable to cross my legs!

MomtoBe2009 |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

knowing that i'm not the only one who was freaked out by this is very comforting. i was a week late and wasn't even going to take the test because of the cramps. But I did and after 3, all positive, we are going to the dr on the 9th. Best I can figure I'm in my fifth week.

ashleynicole_65802 |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

I had cramps my entire first trimester. They went away in the 2nd. I just hit my 3rd trimester and they're back!!! I have my check up on Thursday and will ask if that's normal, but i'm guessing it is. They're definitely not as bad now as they were in the beginning, but at the end of the day, I def. feel them again.

Macaco |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

Glad to hear that so many other women are experiecing this! I am so achy!!! I've been worried that it may mean the baby is not doing well. Thank you for putting my mind at ease!

hairstylist720 |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

I am happy to hear that other mommy's to be are experiencing these cramps. I started getting nervous and found out from all of you that it's normal. Thank god! Good luck with your pregnancy!!!

xobellasweetsxo |

Sharp pains in my V

So lately if I move a certain way, not sure what way that is exactly just happens, I get this really sharp pain in my V. It kinda feels like it's spreding or seperating. I am only 26 weeks and I am not sure if this is normal or not... Anyone else with this problem? I have a doc appointment on the 17th I am going to ask then, but just wanted to see if anyone else was experiencing the same thing.

Stefferoni |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

I was really worried too as it feels like period cramps off and on and back ache too. This is my first baby and I so badly want everything to be okay!

missmama30 |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

I am having cramps as well. Period like but not as bad. Sometimes for hours at a time and sometimes they go away with certain movements. I am hoping everything is fine as well.

melmel10 |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

I HAVE HAD SLIGHT CRAMPING ALSO. IT IS NICE TO SEE OTHER "MOMMIES" GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING. SEEMS LIKE YOU WORRY ABOUT THEM FROM WHEN THEY'RE INSIDE U TIL FOREVER!!

ZIM2SCHMIDT |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

Same here! This is my second child and I am about 4 and half weeks along. I remember having these cramps in the very beginning of my first pregnancy...my mind has been put at ease :)

Noiyah |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

I have been terrified with these cramps! Especially since I had a miscarriage the first week of January this year....it felt much more extreme but pregnancy last time felt this way and since it's my first..not sure what is normal...seeing all of these posts really helped because the occasional..."It's totally normal" even from the doc wasn't so helpful after just experiencing a miscarriage a few months ago. Now I am in my 8th week...slowly allowing myself to get excited again...still reserved yet excited :)

cherrybaby |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

I really appreciate the information in this article. I have been so worried about the baby lately. I've been experiencing mild to moderate cramping for the past 2-3 weeks and I'm 8 weeks pregnant today. The cramps come and go, so they're not constant, but to know that they're probably normal is a huge weight off of my shoulders.

jessbelon17 |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

I feel a little better now.. still scared, because this only happens to me when Im asleep, never during the day. But never followed by any bleeding....

Mama Dukes1109 |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

The cramping was the first symptom I had along with sore breasts. I NEVER cramp until after I start my period and had been feeling them for about two weeks, but no period. After finding out we were pregnant, I began to worry. I am so glad others have this symptom and know that it is normal!

red1129 |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

I'll just repeat what everyone else already said - I am relieved to find that this is normal! I'm a first timer as well and I wish I had known this before. I have general cramps (that feel like menstrual cramps) but then occasionally I get ones that feel a little sharper. I have since found out this is gas!

eflowers |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

wow, that's a relief to know. im also a first timer and i swore i was running to the bathroom every time i felt a cramp thinking my period was here. so now i know as long as it doesnt get worse, my baby is ok.

angel428 |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

im so happy to hear that the pains are normal.they just feel like small period cramps.i was afraid there was something wrong with the baby.thankyou for the info.very much appretiated <3

mrsgranato106 |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

I am so relieved the hear this! It has put my mind to rest to know that this is normal. I had a car accident in '05 which resulted in pelvic fractures and I just completed a session of physical therapy last Fall, so I get nervous when it comes to any pains in that area. Even though the doc said things are ok, this extra info helps. Thanks for addressing this!

kim_good |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

This came up for "What's this sharp pain in my stomach and should I be concerned?" on my checklist. UM....this has nothing to do with sharp pain at 28 weeks. What in the heck? I also hate how people call everything "my stomach." Your stomach is your stomach. Your uterus is your uterus. And never the two shall be one! They ARE NOT the SAME THING! When I search for "stomach pain" and "pregnancy," I almost ALWAYS get hits about cramping in my abs or period cramps. Do YOU get period cramps in YOUR stomach?! I don't!! Meh. I DO have pain in my STOMACH. The STOMACH STOMACH. The one that holds FOOD! I was excited because I thought that the link in my 28 weeks checklist was leading me to some good information. ARG!! How frustrating!!

Saiphyn |

re: Q: Are my cramps normal?

thanks for this info. I just Found out 5 days ago i was pregnant. I have noticed the last 2 days i get these cramps everyonce and awhile. and i was really worried.

Cory_Kacey |

Q&A: Cramps during early pregnancy?

This has been some interesting stuff. I have been having the same cramping with a tiny bit of spotting, but it is nothing like the bend over in pain cramps i get for my period. I'm only a few days late and I've only taken one pregnancy test and it was negative. I'm going to wait a couple more days before I take another one. It is unusual for me to be late though. So hopefully I really am pregnant. Pray for me please!!

Smiley_grl52 |

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Ladies, don't forget about the possibility of gas either, things are all tied up and scrunched up in there and lil bubbles make you feel like someone is stabbing you... that's my biggest problem, try sitting in the shower leaned back and with your knees up, almost like birth, lol!! The hot water and position seem to help my tummy relax... just remember to turn on the bathroom fan, lmao!!!

cburnside21 |

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I am crampy too and it is really stressing me out a bit. I am thinking like c-side21 said it could just be gas! i am hoping. cause it is so scary/annoying/stressful. these posts though are really helping! thanks everyone!

annierific |

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Phew! What a sigh of relief! I was so worried that something was wrong too, but this is such a comfort to know!

alabamabelle |

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Im so Glad this questions was asked, i have been going through the same thing! Good to know its okay! :)

jfm8784 |

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Thank you so much for this answer : )...I'm 6 weeks pregnant today, I have had 2 miscarriages in the past and this is the furthest I've been so far...I'm on progesterone this time and it has seemed to help! I started cramping like period cramps when I went biking this morning, so I think I'm going to hold off on major physical activity until after my first MD appt in about 9 days! I can't wait!

mnferguson8 |

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I'm glad to know this is ok. I was freaking out just now.... but I'm better! (You can def. tell I am a first time mom sometimes.) Thanks!

pbenden |

Q&A: Cramps during early pregnancy?

Hi! Thank you! Someone else spoke for me! Why DON'T THEY SHOUT THIS FROM THE ROOF TOP!? I never heard cramping and was worried as well. They last anywhere from 10-20 min and are totally gone afterwards like they never happen.

snickybugg |

Q&A: Cramps during early pregnancy?

Dito! I'm about 5 1/2 to 6 weeks pregnant and just found out last week that I'm pregnant. I have been having these period like dull cramps, and if i do too much i get a sharp one, for the last 2 to 2 1/2 weeks. Everyone tells me not to worry but it freaks me out soo bad to the point I'm watching and checking to make sure I haven't miscarried. They have me sooo stressed, so it's good to know its a normal thing to go through. They should put this as one of the first signs/symptoms of pregnancy. Ahhh!

nursemegan23 |

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Im glad to know others are having the same symtoms as me- I've been stressing about every little pain I feel!

j1hale |

Q&A: Cramps during early pregnancy?

thank god for this lol!!! i have been getting pains in my sides and their annoying and i was scared but then again when i think about it, I got the same thing with my first one and he is fine.

Blondie1002 |

Q&A: Cramps during early pregnancy?

I had some spotting and cramping yesterday. We went to the ER because I was scared. Everything came back fine but the ultrasound showed only a sac, no fetal heartbeat or fetal core. I was really upset but it turns out that I am not as far along as I thought! (I thought 6 wks, 3 days and the dr says 5 wks, 5 days) what a relief! Still had mild cramps and aches all day but its a good thing!

nicT42509 |

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Thank you for this! I agree that they should post this in the pregnancy books. I just got my positive results yesterday(took 3 tests too, and all positive) and i've been having these light cramps for about a week now. I thought it was pretty normal, but then my mom is telling me she doesn't think it's a common pg symptom so i was getting a little worried.

Mrslovebugs |

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I was having some cramping before I took a test. I had a positive test like 4 days ago. A couple nights after that I would get cramps, just like period cramps, in the morning and at night (whenever I wanted to relax) which lasted about 5 to 10 mins at a time. They seem to be easing up now. Glad to know it's normal, I can definitely see and feel my uterus expanding!

susie985 |

Q&A: Cramps during early pregnancy?

I ovulated a little over a week ago and now I am having period like cramps when my period isn't due for another two weeks. I think I have over read things on the internet about this but it all seems to promising. I took a test (I know I jumped the gun on that one) and it was negative. Anybody else go through this? I have to wait two more weeks! Ugh

ClaireCecilia |

Q&A: Cramps during early pregnancy?

I've noticed a couple posts on here with answers similar to my experience. I'm 5 weeks and don't experience much cramping during the day, but it comes at night when I lay down in bed, to the point where it can be uncomfortable to fall asleep. I also sometime feel crampy first thing in the morning, but I don't really notice them during the day. They have been going on since about when I learned I was pregnant a week ago. I am glad to hear this is normal and I hope this helps others out there worrying!

Lolo555 |

Q&A: Cramps during early pregnancy?

Not to scare any of you ladies, but if your cramping is all located on one side of your abdomen, see your OB ASAP!! I was 4 weeks along, when I experienced awful stabbing feeling on my left side, unfortunately, after several ultrasounds, found out that I had an ectopic pregnancy which had to be terminated immediately. So if your pain feels weird, please please see your OB ASAP!! Better to be safe than sorry. :(

lavfishey |

Q&A: Cramps during early pregnancy?

im getting mild cramping aswell, glad everyone else is too! i also get lower back pains too, they go away after a min or so, but annoying all the same.. good luck everyone!

Tassie06 |

Q&A: Cramps during early pregnancy?

I am 10 weeks along and have notices a great deal of lower back aches, been to my doctor and was told they were going to send my urine off because they had found Strep B in my urine. Along with the back aches I also have a mild cramping was wondering that was normal??? Is just me starting to grow???

kchambliss2010 |

Q&A: Cramps during early pregnancy?

This has bothered me too. I just had my first appointment today and saw the heartbeat. I am about 7 weeks. After that I had to move some stuff around at home and later on noticed a pain in the lower left side. I know it is not ectopic so I must have just strained while moving things. I am very paranoid though that something is wrong and after seeing the baby it is very real for me. Has anyone ever had the ligament pain on one side or could this be where the baby is attaced at?

carderrn |

Q&A: Cramps during early pregnancy?

I don't know if I am pregnant yet, I'll find out next week (AF is due). I did have some cramping this past week, like period cramps, but they are better now. My boobs don't hurt, but my gums are bleeding for the first time in YEARS even with regular brushing. I'm trying really hard to not get my hopes up....but I'm not very patient!! Anyone else had similar things prior to finding out for sure?

erin_peterson83 |

Q&A: Cramps during early pregnancy?

I am 7 weeks and it's my first baby. My Dr, wont see me until i am 10 weeks, I thought something was wrong with baby because every other website says severe cramps are a sign of miscarriage. My cramps are not bad but they are for sure there! Thank you for this valuable information.

kemeeker |

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Im nervous because I havent had any cramping since earlier this week? I just found out that Im about 5 weeks pregnant. Is that normal? Should I be worried?

MrscouthenIII |

Q&A: Cramps during early pregnancy?

I am SO relieved to know all of you are experiencing this too! I found out I was pregnant a week ago, about 6-7 weeks along, and the cramps started immediately after finding out. I was so worried that I was losing the baby but now my mind is put at ease. First OB appt in two more days!!! :)

Passionflwr792 |

Q&A: Cramps during early pregnancy?

I am 6wks4days along and when I told my Dr. about my cramping, which is very light and comes and goes, he was concerned that it could be that my uterus isn't stretching like it should, and could cause a miscarrage. I am going tomorrow to have an ultrasound to make sure everything looks "normal" for almost 7 weeks.

babygruden |

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i was very pleased to find this question, along with a good answer. i have polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos), and often i get sharp pains in my lower abdomen. i didn't think anything of it, until i took a pregnancy test today. it worried me that something might be wrong. it is good to know that it is just baby growing : )

TexasBride21909 |

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I am 6weeks, and I spent the entire day Saturday in the ER over the abdominal pains... I have a history of miscarriage, so I got scared... blood tests, urine tests, pelvic exams, 2 ultrasounds and 7 hours later, baby is fine. However, my blood supply in my uterus and ovaries was low so I was put on bedrest til I see my OB on Wed... so dont disregard the pains, ladies... better safe than sorry.

evajean85 |

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Cramping seems to be my only symptom I've had as well. Kinda worries my I don't have morning sickness. I am 7 weeks along and haven't been sick yet. Is that okay??

PregoTara |

Q&A: Cramps during early pregnancy?

I have mild cramping at night when I lay down or am relaxing. I start to think I am getting my period or something and then I am like, "Oh yeah, I am pregnant!" It isn't as bad as bad cramps, but is uncomfortable. I think I am about 6 weeks along. No bleeding at all. My mom and sister both had cramping and it is completely normal! It is so hard not to be paranoid, though~!

sarahbhyde |

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So relieved to find out my experience is normal! I just found out I'm pregnant yesterday and I'm about 4 weeks. I started getting the cramping that felt very much like I was getting a period a few days before I found out I was pregnant. I was getting really nervous because I was sure it meant I was getting my period and wasn't pregnant. It's a relief to know cramping is normal and now when I feel them it just reminds me, I really am pregnant (finally!)

mrs.hau |

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Thanks so much for this answer! Just found out we're pregnant (only 4 and a half week), and I just had a miscarriage 4 months ago. So glad to know that this is a normal thing!!!

sartucker |

Q&A: Cramps during early pregnancy?

I woke up last night with a sharp jab... I must have rolled over into a bad position. I have been freaking out about it all morning. I couldn't remember if I had cramps with my first baby... I feel much better now.

venessa1124 |

Q&A: Cramps during early pregnancy?

This is my first pregnancy since my miscarriage last year. I'm just over 4 weeks and the cramps I'm feeling are more like the pains I feel when I ovulate; sharp pains that switch sides. I also feel the sharp jabs if I sit up wrong or sometimes when I sneeze. Is this the same thing?

sokmonkee3517 |

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Ohh my goodness! I was starting to think that something was wrong with me and the baby! I am so glad this is a normal thing! It's crazy that you hear everyone talk about the morning sickness and the gas...but there are so many other things the you normally don't hear, the swollen breasts, the fatigue and the cramps. Wow....I am still just amazed that I can carry my child in my stomach!

crazymered |

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I've definitely heard that it's normal to feel growing pains in the uterus that feel like very mild cramping, but I just wanted to share that with my first pregnancy, which ended at 7 1/2 weeks, I experienced severe cramping (just like period cramps). There was no spotting/bleeding/odd discharge, just bad cramps for 30+ minutes at a time, usually at night. I don't want anyone to worry, but every tiny twinge I feel with this pregnancy (I'm 5 weeks along) makes me nervous...although I know that the pain isn't even close to the cramps I had with my last miscarriage. If they get to be really severe, prolonged, or accompanied with bleeding then I'd recommend calling your OBGYN.

misskate28 |

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I have started having mild cramps today but i am fairly active at work so its good to hear that this could be nothing, i worry alot im 7 weeks and had a little bit of discharge so I have an appointment with the dr tomorrow morning. I hope everything goes well.

nevermorelilmama |

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I'm only 4 weeks along and i'm having mild cramping, but mostly on my right side... is this normal and if so, why would it be doing that?

candygirlsisland |

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this is good to know since I've been cramping off and on. i just don't know why it is happening with my 2nd pregnancy and not my 1st, so messed up.

snowwhite428 |

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I am 5 weeks along and the cramping started the day of my missed period. The first few days of cramping was worse than my normal period cramps, now gradually, they are less and less. I also get slight pain on one side or the other if I am in different positions, strain myself, etc. I don't have my first exam for another 3 weeks. Doctor said as long as there is no bleeding, everything is fine.

andreamarnold |

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slight cramping is normal because your uterus is growing! but i have been a little concerned lately.. just this a.m. when I got out of bed, i had a sharp pain in my left side. it didnt hurt unless i coughed or sneezed or would get up from laying down.. not sure what that means! I have a Dr. appt tomorrow a.m. (thank god), so hopefully everythings o.k. and i get some answers.. can anyone relate??

ashD11 |

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You have no idea how relieved I am to see I'm not the only one. I have been experiencing period like cramps since the day of my missed period and I too was concerned it meant something was wrong / possibly a miscarriage. Also, as seen in previous posts, sometimes the cramping is more to one side as opposed to overall. I spoke with my doctor when making my first appointment and she said cramping is perfectly normal; just as long as its not severe and there's no bleeding. They also seem to be not as constant and less intense - hopefully each day is less and less!! Regardless, I'm anxious to get to my first appointment in July!!

rainer504 |

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I was having some cramping and my doctor told me that drinking plenty of water - at least a gallon a day - would help alleviate them. They ended up going away once I increased my water intake. I still have some ligament pain, but not the cramping. Hope that helps!

starfall71 |

Q&A: Cramps during early pregnancy?

Really glad to find this info out! I'm 5 weeks along and have had light period like cramping, along with the sharp jabs on either side right above my pelvic bones but towards the middle a little when I change positions, lift things on the heavy side, or cough, sneeze, etc. I was a bit worried, though trying not to be. This really puts my mind at ease. I'll try increasing my water intake too. Thanks girls!! =)

Jellybean83 |

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I have been worried about this, thanks for easing my mind!

brit8l6 |

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This is so helpful. I just found out that I am pregnant and thought for a couple days before my missed period that I was getting normal cramps, but they were so light and never intensified like they usually do on my period. Now that I had a positive test and still was still having light cramps periodically, I thought something was already going wrong. :)

lisamlittle |

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I am now 8 weeks pregnant and I cramp about half of the day. I go to my doctor every other week due to that I am high risk. I am 36 and have very high blood pressure. I was also told that cramping is normal. I am fortunate that this and back pain is all I have right now. NO morning sickness!!! My first two pregnancies I was sick all the time. So I guess I am fortunate this time around

mammaloralie |

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IM 11 WEEKS AND 1 DAY AND I GET CRAMPS ALL THE TIME! WHEN I CHANGE POSITIONS SNEEZE OR MOVE SUDDENLY I GET SO SCARED BUT I ASKED THE DOCTOR AND HE SAID ITS MY UTURUS GROWING SO I BELIEVE IT! I JUST CANT UNDERSTAND WHY CAUSE ITS MY SECOND PREGNANCY!

LIVSMAMI908 |

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I am six months pregnant and have experience round ligament pain since i was three or four weeks pregnant. It has landed me in the ER a couple times with fear that something is wrong. So do not be alarmed if the pain is on both right OR left side or your lower abdomen and can be quite painful. I have found that a hot water bottle applied to the spot off and on helps allot (just don't over heat;)

mcphoto |

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I am have dull pain on my sides from my rib cage down to my hips is that normal???

marki1985 |

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it's so funny how much you forget from one pregnancy to another, my daughter will be 2 in october and we just found out were pregnant and I have been having period cramps...prego brain!

LoLo1014 |

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it happens to me as well.. during the day while standing up or walking i feel a mild cramp, just like sumthing stuck & strecth.. thanks God it no harm for my baby at all.. I'm on my 6w & start feeling this since last week

clistiany |

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Before I found out I was pregnant I felt like my period was coming...and it never came...and I took a pregnancy test the first day of my missed period and I was definitely pregnant..I heard from many different people that mild period-like cramps are totally normal and even little sharp shooting pains in the uterus are normal...but it does ease my mind to read everyone elses responses!

ljmooch |

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I experience very annoying cramping last night without bleeding and I was soooo worried. It woke me up from a sound sleep and to add to it my back was killing me! After I called my mom she said that is normal especially for me at 9 weeks because everything is moving around to make room for the baby. But this is by far the worst symptom. But hang in there everyone.

nicole4311 |

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Thank goodnes for the BUMP... Just found out I was pregnant and super worried that something might be wrong since I was experiencing slight twinges when I moved positions in bed. I was really worried the day I found out I was preggers because it was an all day affair and it came and went. I thought I was going crazy. I was really worried after looking through the posts and seeing the miscarriage. So after seeing this post I feel a bit more relieved and just counting down the days when I see my Ob ... 9 days!

mrscheese15 |

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This is comforting to read. Im pregnant after having a miscarriage, so of course any pinch or cramp I automatically run to the bathroom to check for blood, but im getting more comfortable thinking that its just baby growing :)

hisprincessxo |

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I am almost 6 weeks, and have been having cramps for about 3 weeks. I swear any day I will get my Period, even though I KNOW I am preggo. Though I am nervous as all heck that I won't know when the cramping is TOO bad. Noone ever told me there would be ANY, so every cramp I get nervous. I find it amazing the doc's dont tell us ANYTHING other than not to change the kitty litter. How about tell us what to expect until we meet? Nerve wracking!!!

tristahadfield |

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whew! I was starting to get paranoid! I'm in week 6 and I thought that there was something wrong, when I cough or sneeze or move quickly I get cramps. Thanks a lot, now I know everything is probably alright! My first Dr appt is in 3 weeks away but I am so nervous because my best friend just had 2 miscarriages in a row and I'm scared it will happen to me too.

fattycakes313 |

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This post is somewhat comforting. I'm in week 5 and have had some slight cramping but had TERRIBLE cramping. It was so bad that I couldn't really walk. I felt it in my pelvic area and even in my butt!! It was fairly constant, though the severity changed from dull to bad. It finally subsided at the end of the day. NOW today I started to lightly spot and I'm concerned. I went to the doctor last week and he took a blood test and results came back positive so my first real pregnancy appointment is in 9 days. I'm thinking I should maybe call the doctor?

NYhappy |

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I had this cramping and went from clinic to clinic until someone would see me! I was concerned about it being ectopic because of my history, but they gave me a 6 week ultrasound and it really helped me to feel better. Doctors are there to help you! If they will not see you because you're not "far enough along" they not caring about you and your 'mother's intuition' and you probably don't want to see them anyway.

ELMegs |

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I am so relieved to hear this. Just found out I am pregnant and I have had cramps for a few weeks. Was concerned but so relieved to hear this is normal.

LauraMc6 |

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I am so glad to see that I am not the only one. My cramp are bad a night. I may be giving too much I fo but I have found that they are worse when I am bloated or gassy. Take care ladies! First trimester: 4 weeks 5 days

tiffanyrcboyd |

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My cramps are also bad at night Tiffany, I feel kind of crappy and nauseous all day long but at night is when the cramping is bad. Last night I had a heat pad on my stomach and laid on my side and that helped alot. Also tylenol helps too, good luck!

Pradakiss22 |

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I just found out I was preggos about a week ago but had experienced cramping the past 2 weeks. I thought I was about to start my period but found out I was pregnant. The cramping got progressively worst so I went to the ER. Ends up I was dehydrated, constipated, and had gas. Awful combo! They did blood work and an ultrasound to make sure it wasn't a ectopic pregnancy. Word of advice: Drink LOTS of WATER!

BonnieStovall |

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I normally don't get period cramps but I do get them when I'm ovulating.... only for a couple of days. I've recently been having cramps similar to this but for an extended period of time, about a couple of weeks. Along with this, I've had a weird ache in what feel like my uterus. I've taken 2 hpt, both negative. However, I'm wondering if maybe the hormone isn't strong enough yet to be detected by the test? I'm not supposed to get AF for another couple of weeks but my breasts are slightly sore. Not as bad as they are a couple of days before AF. I've always been told that when your preggo your breasts are extremely painful. What are your thoughts? You think I could be preggo?!

jewlz12 |

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I'm 7 weeks along...had period like cramps during the 4th-5th week. After the 5th week, very slight cramping when changing positions but always a stretching/bloating feeling. So glad to hear this is normal!

Danzcourt |

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This is good to know. I'm about 4 weeks along and today and a little bit yesterday, I had some slight cramping, but no spotting. But I was concerned because my mother had some difficulty carrying my brother and had 2 miscarriages after me. So I'm glad to know that other people are experiencing the same thing.

danielle.thomas1201 |

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Just wait till you sneeze while having these cramps. It makes me want to cry!

woodhyacinth@aol.com |

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I am 5 weeks pregnant and have been getting these cramps for the last 3 weeks. Its nice to know it's not just me.

pjwiszkon |

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I am 12 weeks and cramp so much. Walking, sitting, standing, moving, anything trigers it. My doctor didn't say anything about it, just as long as I am not spotting. I am in the middle of changing to a new doctor though. I didn't like my old one. Hopefully this much cramping is ok. I feel like I have been having period cramps for 3 months now!

LaDon333 |

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I have been cramping on and off since I found out I was pregnant. lying down is the only thing that does the trick to stop it. I was concerned so I went to dr yesterday 911 weeks) and she said Im fine and this is just part of it. Things need to stretch out and thats whats happening. i just didnt think it would be soo achey.

J-IVF |

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I just found out I'm 5w pregnant a couple of days ago. Before that though we had been suspecting I was. But I finally got the test on Sunday. I took 3 tests over this past couple of days and they were all positive. I'm so scared because this is my first but also, I am so excited. I have been cramping on and off. No bleeding though. Now 5 days later, I have already researched so much but i was worried about the cramping because I have to wait til 3/1 for my first appointment. But thanks for the info.

amberlala1 |

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I am experiencing this too!! I'm 5 1/2 weeks and thought something was wrong, I wish the books would say this is normal!! I guess it makes sense as your baby grows so does your belly lol but sheesh why make us more nervous then we already are! (Our first and we're totally nervous!!)

LGrubbs1 |

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I started having horrible abdominal cramping at 5 weeks for a few weeks and the dr said it was normal but didnt have any new suggestions so i tried a million different things and what made the cramps go away is i eat a moderate sized snack before i go to bed and i dont get the cramps i feel so much better! also leg swaying back and forth if ur having a cramp can help as well as a heat pack wrapped in a towel.

doris183 |

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Whew! I was worried about this as well, I read that you can have cramping, but it always feels better to hear again not to worry. Mine is usually after the gym or walking, I don't workout hardcore just a lite walk on the elyptical ans/or lite weights.

CBizakis420 |

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Very helpful to know it's OK. I'm about 9 1/2 weeks pregnant and just this last week, i've had muscle-like cramps almost like a pinch in my abdomen. It's every time I sneeze or if I go from sitting or laying curled up to stretched out. Can't wait to get to the 2nd trimester!

AlieJohn23 |

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I got very mild cramps early in my pregnancy too. I asked my OB and she said it's from dehydration. So drink lots of water! I definitely found it helped the cramps go away. I'm now 9 weeks and the cramps seem to have disappeared, though I still try to drink lots of water.

asmi115 |

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I have had very dull cramps with no bleeding...Dr. had me come in to do a hCg test just to check levels. I miscarried last November but feel like this time my body is just stretching. I should be about 5 weeks....Dr. said cramps during this time are completely normal! Of course, I'm super freaked out b/c of what happened last time...but the body is amazing AND mysterious...I feel better after reading all of these ;)

heidi.leonard |

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It's so nice to read that so many other mommies to be are experiencing these cramps too. It's just very unfortunate that so many doctors won't see you until you are a certain amount of weeks. This is my 3rd pregnancy. My last two pregnancies ended in miscarriages. My doctor told me to come in the second I found out I was pregnant. I saw the doc at 4w4d. We couldn't do an U/S but at least the doc was able to see me and discuss my concerns and reassure me that my cramps were normal.

MamaSoria |

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This is easing my mind quite a bit. But it bothers me that my back also hurts and I have constant pain. I thought it was a UTI(which I had last week), but my second round of tests came back negative. And i only hurt when i'm inactive. If i move and do things, then I don't really hurt, it's only hurts if I sit or lay down. :( I'm still going to call the doctor, but this does help my nerves.

welcomeangel |

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Oh, thank goodness! I'm so glad to know I'm not alone! And I'm like you, welcomeangel, I tend to have them more when I sit or lay down.

MamaSmith12 |

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I'm about 5 weeks preg with my second noe and sometimes I experience pretty bad cramps! With my first LO I felt it a lot and very bad. In fact, I thought I would miscarry. When I mentioned it to my OB/GYNE, he said that sometimes your body forms a cyst after implantation and this cyst protects the baby at first. The pain could be the cyst forming and I should not worry. He mentioned this after we did an ultrasound to see if everything is alright and how far along I was.

jacey3628 |

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this has been such a scary pg symptom! i'm 4 weeks and have been feeling very dull, light cramping for a few days. i was getting so nervous!

christinaalbrecht |

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This was worrying me as well. I read about this being normal during the early stages, but when I mentioned it to my mom she got a little worried. It's not constant, sometimes when I'm sleeping. Glad to know it's all okay. I'm about 7 weeks along and go to my first ultrasound in a few days. ;-)

Lily17Bear |

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These cramps have been keeping me up at night for a week now! I was really starting to worry and the first night was so intense my doctor even sent me to the ER for an ultrasound to make sure it wasn't ectopic pregnancy. I guess I feel a little better knowing it's normal...I just wish I knew how to ease the pain so I can sleep at night. This is my very first pregnancy...everything is new to me.

Tif521 |

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Thank gooness for everyone on here! I am six weeks prego and have been cramping about a week. I have never had cramps with my periods so this was a new experience with me!

snwalker3 |

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Please do not let this scare you because everyone's body is different. I am only sharing my experience and I am hoping for the best as I am 5 weeks into my second pregnancy. During my first pregnancy, I did not have cramping during the day, but a couple of nights I had severe cramping that woke me up from a deep sleep and lasted about 15 minutes. I felt like I was going to pass out. Never in my life have I felt cramping so bad. I did not have bleeding. At my first prenatal followup (10weeks), I still had many pregnancy symptoms, but we found out the baby's heart was not beating. My body did not expel the pregnancy, so I had to have a D&C. Today, i am at 5 weeks and 2 days pregnant. I have experienced low level cramping, but nothing severe like I experienced before. I take this as a good sign and from reading many other posts, I have hope this pregnancy will be healthy and normal. I'm am really trying to not worry and focus on being stress free and have freedom from fear. My first loss has carved out more room for the next great thing that is going to happen. A greater capacity for love and patience.

dodsonje |

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As my nurse explained to me, pregnancy is a long process...so we have to find a way to relax and stop worrying about every little strange feeling or ache or pain. I'm saying a general prayer for all you preggos!

dodsonje |

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I am glad to see this all and know it is normal. I just found out we were expecting 4 days ago and I have been having lots of period like cramping and I am soooo scared of the idea of of a miscarriage! This is our first baby and we are super excited!!

jamieboo1 |

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My periods have ALWAYS on time, as a matter of fact I always thought something was wrong with me because it always came earlier than normal and I was on birth control spirratically for 1 month and a half then I stopped taking them because it was messing up my system, even on b/c I was sitll have reg. periods and after I had reg. periods.. about a week before my period was supposed to start I spotted and on the day I was supposed to get my period I took a pregnancy test which came up negative but now my period is about a week late and I'm just having cramping on and off not too severe but no other symptoms, I think I may be preggo???

sharonda1791 |

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I'm glad to know this is normal. I was really scared the first time I got one of these cramps last week. I have subsequently had almost one per day for the last 5 days except for the day I didn't go to work and took it easier.

carriemdugan |

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I have also been having a lot of weird stomach pains. It seems to happen when I'm hungry, after I eat, pretty much any time of the day. We think I'm about 7 weeks pregnant and don't have our first appt for 2 weeks. After skimming through all these posts I'm guessing what I'm feeling is normal? I have been told it could be constipation, or that my stomach is stretching. Anyone have any suggestions on what to do?

Iowaaz430 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I only had implantation cramps for about a week which I thought was the start of my period until I kept realizing that I wasn't bleeding. I took a pregnancy test at the near end of August and all six were positive lol! According to my calculations, I should be a little over 12 weeks and just yesterday I started getting a constant mild-cramping feeling that started scaring me becauses my last pregnancy ended in miscarriage. There is no bleeding thus far but it's still making me nervous because I haven't had cramps since implantation. Not to mention I've been struggling with Medicaid because not long before I found out I was pregnant, I lost my job. So having no insurance and waiting on Medicaid is making the stress a little out of control because with no doctor, I can't just go see one when I get symptoms like these. :(

Chelsea-Belle |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Thanks for the information. It is good to know not to panic about the cramping I am getting.

swtpea18 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I am 6wks pregnant through ivf.This is my 2nd pregnancy/my 1st I never experienced this cramping.I got cramping so bad that I almost went to the er.I went to my fertility Dr.he said it could just be my ovaries doing twists inside.It always happens when I sleep-so maybe it is the position I am sleeping in.My Dr.told me I can take Tylenol-this helps the pain.I hope everything is ok though.I get to hear the heart beat this week.

kriso38 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I am 6 weeks and I'm experiencing cramping as well, I'm relieved that I'm not the only one. I have my first appointment the second week of Dec. I'm so anxious.

Jpat25 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Thanks Ladies for the feedback. This is my 1st pregnancy and I am 7 weeks along , and the cramping was scaring me as I wait for my 1st appt.

lithonia3690 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Thank goodness. This was really helpful & helps ease my mind. I'm about 4 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child. I just miscarried a couple months ago and was devastated. I never had any cramping with my first pregnancy and I don't have my first appointment for a couple more weeks.

JennyOx |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

This community is great..I'm 7 weeks pregnant and the MILD cramping is becoming a normal part of the day. Honestly I was ready to take my 8th OTC test since my Dr. appt isnt for another 2 weeks. Logically I know I'm pregnant..but it feels like my period is coming! Great relief to read these posts.

dkd0415 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

These SUCK! lol. They feel like pretty bad cramps, like the period ones, to me. But that makes sense since my menstrual cramps are super severe, that anything dealing with my uterus will hurt extra bad lol. I got them pretty constant from weeks 4-7, and got a break at week 8, and tomorrow I'm 9 weeks, and guess who brought their ugly head back in to say hello?! lol

kiasd |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I just found out I'm pregnant today about 4 weeks. I've been having mild period-like cramps for almost a week. We've been TTC for over two years so I wasn't expecting a positive test result. I was so happy but also scared. I lost a pregnancy at 5 weeks about a year ago. I had the same kind of cramping. Last time this happened I started spotting a few days after my period would have been due. I am just hoping and praying that I don't start spotting this time!

Cadence12 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Some extra tips to relieve cramping: Drink some water. Just like a regular muscle cramp, you could be dehydrated. My cramps are worse (and occur around the same time every day) if I have neglected drinking enough water. Also, I found if I eat something it helps the cramps. My worst experience in this (I am at 7 weeks) is that I believe I have developed an intolerance to dairy. My worst cramps always occurred a few hours after having a glass of milk and I cannot express how worried I was about it being more than it was. The worst one rippled high up into my stomach and I have never felt anything like it. Luckily there has never been bleeding accompanied with the cramping and I have learned to avoid dairy. Good luck ladies!

Rosebean |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Praying for the ones who are still currently pregnancy and that there were no issues with the rest of you! I have been ttc for 7 months now, just started using the ovluation test sticks and I am due for my period in 1 1/2 days, BUT odd things are happening. I have the cramping but thats about it. I always get spotting three days before my period but I got nothing. usually i get the stretchy clear stuff down there a week after my period but all of a sudden thats back too instead of spotting. PRAYING this is a sign.............have not taken a PT yet.

Carebear12303 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

i am so glad to hear its normal, i found out last week, ive had 7 positive tests (was in denial a little). i have not been to the doctor yet but i thought maybe there was something wrong with the baby but very happy to hear its normal

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Cramps during early pregnancy?

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watson012 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Phew! Glad to hear I'm not the only one, and glad to hear this isn't something to be alarmed about. I'm just shy of 6 weeks and while the cramps are not nearly as severe as my menstrual cramps they're definitely there. I am not thrilled to see the suggestion of scaling back physical activity though. I'll see my doctor in three weeks and hopefully she'll give some additional advice and answers.

gsimmons |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

yes its totally normal... AND EXTREMELY SCARY. Officially 4 weeks 4 days today. Found out yesterday *valentines day* that we were finally expecting after 2 and a half years of trying. I would say ive had cramps since Friday feb 10th. They started out mild then got progressively worse. I seriously thought aunt flow was coming any min but got a wonderful surprise instead. The cramps are mostly gone but can be very sharp and quick. mostly around the area where leg meets hip or on the middle right side of where my uterus is. I havent been able to do anything since I told my hubby last nigh... he is super paranoid that i might over exert myself... if only I had the energy.

alvaradojerrica111 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Thank you ladies for putting my mind at ease. I was scared, but my doctor didn't say much. I'm praying it'll be all good. Congratulations to the new expecting moms!

blahcaranguian |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Thank you ladies, for proving to my mother that I'm not making this up. This is my 4th pregnancy (only 1 live birth so far) and my mom keeps insisting that it doesn't hurt. And I keep insisting that I always get period like cramps before I can even take a test. That's how I know so early. No joke, this is for the birds.

jnknaub211 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Whew! Thanks for this info...I was speaking with my partner about this just this morning. He assured me that it's probably normal.So happy that everything is ok, Guess I will just have to get used to it...

MilagroMama |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I was also completely concerned about it. I was late and thought, Oh never mind, I'm cramping...so I must be about to start. A week later, no period. Then I found out I was pregnant and didn't understand why I had been cramping...just to find out that now I get cramps every other day. I had heard so many things about the percentage of first timers miscarrying, so I was paranoid that's what was happening. I'm so thrilled to know, it's perfectly normal...esp since I have no other pregnancy symptoms. LG (that's what I call my baby--little guy/little girl---since I don't know yet) must be doing just fine then! Thank you so much ladies for sharing and for making me feel like I wasn't the only only concerned...It's good to feel "normal."

jessicar2525 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I am so glad that I am not the only one. I just found out this week that I am pregnant, and the cramps have been unbearable. I even had to go to the ER because it had me in tears. Glad that this is normal, but it sucks that there's not much I can do about it :(

bragin |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I also have cramp . My first visit was week ago and my Doctor also told me it normal

delila2842 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Just stopping by to add... I have been having cramping on one side for a few days now and (b/c I'm paranoid) went to the doctor to get checked out. I am 9w3d. Everything looked fine with baby, such a relief! The doctor said that it's likely intestinal since pregnancy hormones wreak havoc on our bowels, and to drink more water to help avoid constipation. And to check the iron in my prenatal. Other than that, it's just one of those fun first trimester things! Take care everyone.

mommybee2012 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I am 4weeks and 2 days and been haviing mild cramping as well. this makes me feel better. I wont see my doctor tell may1st. This is my 3rd child.

lolo32 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

For you women who were married March 1, congrats! I got married March 15 as well, and literally two weeks later, found out I was pregnant! It was so amazing... however, this cramping is not so fun. Luckily, it's very mild and I can tell it's just my uterus expanding. My lower stomach has also been very tender, as it should be. However, I have been getting a little bit of brown discharge every now and then in my underwear. I am assuming this is just old blood from the uterus that was from an old period... does anyone have any answers for this? I have never bled an extreme amount or anything, there was ONE time where I bled a tiny bit, but it was just dark red blood and I am pretty sure it was also old blood. If anyone has any answers, let me know! Thanks! (BTW, I am 8 weeks and 5 days preggy!) :)

btudorica197 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

If you are having bloody discharge, I would contact your doctor. I've lost 2 babies, so better safe than sorry.

melindaeddington |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

These stories are making me feel better. :) I am five weeks and three days pregnant. I have had dull cramping every so often, but it usually doesn't last long. Last night, cramps woke me up! It was more like I was very sore down there...like perhaps there is a lot of activity! I read that moving around, stretching and rubbing your tummy can make you feel better. So I tried all three, and it worked. They were gone within 15 minutes! I haven't had any bleeding, so I am trying not to worry.

Hope1152 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I am so relieved to know that the cramping is normal. I just found out 3 days ago that I am pregnant and have been feeling these mild cramps for a couple of weeks now. It was really hard for me to remain calm (because we all know stress is not good for baby) thinking that this could be a sign of miscarriage.

tigerjlg123 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

This is a total relief for me as well to see that MANY others have experienced cramping just like me. I am always worried so this was great, thanks!

bridgette409 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Nice to see we are all in the same boat. Anyone else cramping TERRIBLY during and ORGASM? If you're not, you're lucky. IT SUCKS!

jennikarle |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

The cramping was what actually made me think I was pregnant..I had horrible cramps for 2 weeks leading up to when my period was due. When it never came I took a test and got my BFP! I'm in week 8 now, and the cramping remains...less frequent, but its still there. I have talked to my dr about it and he has reassured me (also through u/s) that everything is just fine!

Wrinks2010 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I woke at 2:30am last night with cramping and feeling slightly nauseated. I realized my body was telling me that I needed to have a bowel movement - a 'simple' indication would have been plenty!!

LunaBerk |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I had random craps and read online that potassium and bananas will help. But bananas causes constipation and heard that you cannot eat too many. So i had a vitamin that included potassium and tried it. The day that i did not take it, the cramps came in the middle of night. One time it pulled my calf muscle so hard that i was in pain and limping for the rest of the week. (and boy do i now make sure to remember to take my potassium haha) The other thing I was suggested to do is to walk around and not be too sedentary. For instance, we are always at work.. 9-5 sitting at our computers. Every hour or so, should get up to use bathroom, drink water, etc. For lunch, try not to stay in. Make it a habit to hang out during lunch hour and walk around (hey! gives you an excuse to shop huh!) I've also done light hiking. the other thing i heard was that it was due to sleeping on your back, causing some prevention of good blood flow to the your legs.. but that could be with the later trimesters OR when the baby gets heavy/big and sitting on your blood vessels, who knows. the other solution would be to stretch your legs during light exercises. But try to find out EXACTLY what is happening or what you are doing different on days you have cramps.. sometimes an altered approach can cause something like that... For example - before preg, i get cramps from eating too much dill, cilantro or foods that causes blood pressure to lower... although everyone is different, it's wise to keep an eye out on how your body reacts, etc.

newbieberri |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

It's such a relief to see that the cramping is normal. I'm just over 4 weeks and have been cramping for almost a week. At first I thought I was getting my period, but when the time came and went I took a test and got the good news! It's never too painful, but sometimes steady. Just enough to know that it's there; feels like my insides are being stretched! A weird sensation for sure! I was starting to freak out cuz I have to wait to see my doc and don't have an appt till mid July. So thanks everyone for easing my fears and making me feel that what's happening is normal.

karleen79 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I just had a miscarriage on march 28 and had a D&C the beginning of April. I just found out I'm pregnant again on the 12 my stomach has been cramping bad and because of my recent loss my doctor wanted to see me right away but I didn't wanna wait till morning so I went to the ER to mnmake sure my baby was okay this was last night..theyhdid ban ultrasound bout all you could see was the womb but the Doc couldn't make putof th

teenmom&proud2b |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Sorry bout the unfinished post..anyway the Doc could see the little egg there he just told me to follow up with my doctor inn the morning so this morning I go and they pregnancy test me and out comes back negative and they did an ultrasound but nothing was there...then took blood and told me to go home and they would call me..later on they called and said I was pregnant and to come back Wednesday..I'm beyond frustrated because I knewI was pregnant and I went there four my cramps but got no answers I'm about 6 Weeks and I'm so scared imma lose my baby (still having Sharp cramping pains inn my lower stomach ):

teenmom&proud2b |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Thank you for asking this! I've been feeling mild cramps on my left and right lower abdomen all week, and I'm glad to know it is alright (no spotting or bleeding or too much pain).

TimandLiz2010 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Thank goodness! I was getting really worried that something is wrong. Everything is all new to me

Snelly1010 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Thank you everybody for your posts. I had an appointment yesterday and the doctor was not concerned, but she wanted me to get bloodwork done and then to have it drawn again two days later to make sure my hormone levels were rising, so I thought she was concerned about something. I can go back to sleep now- thanks.

JunnBugg |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

thank god.. im a first timer on this i am 7 weeks pregnant and the pain is not pleasant.. i was worried for a bit.

millie913 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I just recently found out I am pregnant. I am glad to hear it is normal to have a little cramping at times. thanks for the info!

Lilacs219 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Wow! I have cramps all the time too! They aren't really consistent but I get them most at night. Occasionally during the day if I move sudden. It's concerning! I keep trying to tell myself it's okay and probably a good thing but def get checked out if you are feeling worse.

Aleighb713 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Yeah; I've been having a lot of cramps. One night it was really bad (before I found out I was pregnant) But a warm bath worked. Another thing I have found that works is take some raw rice and put it in a tube sock. Then heat it in the microwave for about 1:45; presto, an amazing heating pad:D

tgriff09 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

This is very helpful. I had very strong cramps 1 day last week and have had them very slightly every once in a while since. Feels exactly like getting my period. I'm hoping they don't happen later in the pregnancy.

mjblank |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

i found out i was expecting when i was only 2 weeks along!!!! i had cramping majorly! i went to the dr around 8 wks along because the cramping was so bad and they gave me an iv! if you are throwing up all the time like i was you get dehydrated and that can cause cramping!!! and i have had cramps this entire pregnancy and i am now 24 weeks i also had one point where i was cramping and bleeding that was around 16 or 17 weeks and i found out i had a yeast infection which can cause bleeding and cramping and as well a low lying placenta and a risk of vasaprevia (sp) so not all cramping is major and need to jump about but that is easier said than done and yes i am one that jumps lol im always calling my dr

countrygirl7211 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

It's so good to hear I'm not the only one with this! I have a little more peace of mind

sheffieldbeccca |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

i already new the pain i was feeling was normal, but i too as a first timer was and still am a bit scared. I keep trying to tell myself all is well but it isn't that easy to put it out of you mind. lol especially in cases where you have been trying for a while like we have. Every little things worries me. I;m a worry wart for sure. But i also am dealing with being on bed rest due to a hematoma... anyone know anything about that?

Randy Marie |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Im very concern. Im about 6 weeks pregnant. I wrnt to the ER with abdominal pain thinking i was around 8 weeks base on my lmp when they did a sono they measure 5.5. They saw the yolk sac but no fetal pole. Im so scared. They ran couple of test anf my hcg are incrising but not doubling. I have another sono schedule for tommorrow im so nervous and wondering if there is someone else with the same problem. Any advice? Please help!!

Pielcanela02 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Glad I am among some common company! lol. I am 4 weeks along and also will not be seeing my dr for another few weeks and was starting to worry about the off and on cramps i was getting! good to know it is just my baby getting comfy in there :)

amandab15 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I am almost 5 weeks, and I've been having pretty mild to rough cramps for 3 days. It's good to know that others are having the same thing. A couple of my cramps have been pretty bad, like I moan, but this has only happened twice. I feel it in one ovary and then the other, and sometimes both at the same time. Sometimes its achy sometimes its sharp. I hope this doesn't last much longer

bekahh06@yahoo.com |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I am SUPER relieved to see this. I'm at 11 1/2 weeks and my belly just started pooching a little a couple of days ago. I've had cramping and discomfort for about 5 days, so I was losing my mind waiting for my appointment next week!

Painahimah |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I'm having the same issues, I had a miscarriage June 2nd and already am 4 weeks 6 days as of today. I'm so nervous as the previous miscarriage was so devastating. Praying that the clear discharge and crampy bloated sensation I feel is normal... Good luck mommies to be :)

stiletto06 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Thank you ladies for sharing all of your stories. I too just found out that I am pregnant, going into my 5th week, I started having mild cramping in my lower abdomen area yesterday. More like sharp quick pains in my pelvic area. I am praying that all is well with the baby, as I am due to have my first appt with my Dr next week. Fingers crossed!!

Seb Patterson |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I am so glad to have found information about cramps. I'm 8weeks along and I have had cramps since I found out I am pregnant. I just hope all is well with baby and I since I have my visit dr's visit this week.

andreap29 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Wow...this is such a relief to find this site...I have been driving myself crazy for the last couple of days.....we just found out that we are expecting after 4 years of trying with PCOS...and every little cramp or ache or even twinge I have I get so paranoid!....We don't have an appointment with our doctor until Sept 6th, so to hear that this is normal is a relief...although still somewhat worrysome!....I keep going to the bathroom every hour to make sure I am not spotting...I hope this uneasy feeling will be put to rest once we see the doctor!!! We have wanted this baby so bad and cannot even think about anything happening!! Thanks for putting my mind at ease!

megfowler0803 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Thank you so much everyone for sharing! this is my first and i've also been having cramping. Similar to premenstral and it's been worrying me. Its so nice to be able to connect with other mom's to be feeling the same things!

BabyBoland |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I was so relieved to read this board - I've been cramping on and off for the last two weeks similar to having my period, and I just found out 2 days ago that I'm about 5-6 weeks, so I was concerned something was wrong. Thank you to everyone for your comments!

marianoelle30 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

iv been trying for a baby for 2 month now i had my period last month so obviously didnt conceve, but started again this month and for the past week or so iv been having pains like period pains in by belly, heart burn and feeling sick but i dont think i could be feeling these symptoms so early i havent missed my period yet so i dont even know if im pregnant. i didnt feel like this with my first pregnancy i never got stomach pains, could this be early pregnancy? does it sound like i could be pregnant. iv been worrying i havent done a test yet as it might not show with me not missing my period yet? x

ashleighmariexxx |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

So glad to hear it is normal! I am 4weeks going on 5weeks pregnant and have been having slight cramps. I am a first timer so I am worried about every little thing. I get my first sonogram the 28th and can't wait!

babyhartalee13 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I am so happy to hear all of your responses! I am 5 .5 weeks and am having some cramping and light spotting ( barely any). I called my md today and they said it was normal. But, still to hear it from others brings total relief.

kalviest |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

My doctor told me that as long as there isn't any bleeding, the cramps are normal. Ligaments are stretching.

bobbiereese |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I'm at 6 1/2 weeks and I've been experiencing cramping off and on like my period is about to come and light pinkish, brown spotting. I called my doctors office and they asked me to come in and do blood tests to make sure that the HCG levels are normal. They indicated that they are and that it's probably just old blood. My first OB appointment is in one week, so hopefully then I'll find out that everything is still okay.

jcbentley1486 |

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Hi everyone! I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one suffering from cramps. I am very early in pregnancy and experiencing awful cramps (I cry it hurts so bad). I am being reassured that this is normal but I was wondering if any one knows how long this may last. I am really miserable, anyone provide me hope the cramps may stop soon?

Mamsbear2 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Hi Please can I ask where you guys feel these cramps? I have tiny little, faint (not painful at all) twinges/pulls/cramps (though cramps might be too strong a word). They are around my belly, on the left and on the right, and also around my belly button. They don't happen where I would normally get period-like cramps - so i'm not getting any cramps really low down or deep inside around the cervix area. Where do you get the cramps and how strong are they? I have a vague feelign I could be a couple of ekes (3 max.) pregnant, but it's still too early to do a definitive test (did one already and it was negative but my period isn't due until the 30th so it's just too early...) Thank you very much!

shonaalice |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I had some minor (felt like menstral cramps) that started before I even knew I was pregnant. I thought I was getting my period but when it didn't come I tested and it came back positive. My doctor said it was nothing to worry about as long as it didn't get severe or I start to bleed, but it's typically b/c the uterus is stretching and the baby is implanting.

beckyschell |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I have had bad cramps since 3 weeks and Im almost 8 weeks now...Does anyone know when I can look forward to this ending??

GEB12 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

my cramping has not been dull or mild. It hurts, just as bad as my period cramps hurt. I have to curl up into a ball until it passes. I haven't had any spotting or bleeding, but I'm still concerned.

CleopatraBlue |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I've had cramps since I was about 3 weeks pregnant and how I am 4 weeks 5 days. I definitely feels like menstrual cramps. How is that this is not discussed more often? If anything I think this is worse than cravings/lack of appetite! My cramps can last from 5-10 min and then just a reminder that I just had it for a few minutes to follow. Just trying to stay positive, and continually praying our little one is doing well in there. 1st appt with the Dr. is on Oct 24th.

childofgrace |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I have had mild cramping since week 3-4. At my first OB appt (7 weeks) I found out that it is more common/more persistent in women with a tilted uterus even in cases very slight like mine. Though not in all cases, it may explain why one may have more cramping during their pregnancy opposed to others. It certainly allayed my fears....for now.

embelle_cer |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

This is so comforting. this is my first pregnancy and I am only 4 weeks along...haven't even seen my doctor yet. I have been having period-like cramps but not as severe and only intermittently. I wasn't too worried, but it is nice to know how common it is!

alschimmel |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I am 4-5 weeks pregnant and I have the cramping too, feels just like my period. This was the initial reason for my dr. visit before I knew I was pregnant, I thought maybe I had PID or something crazy like that... to hear that it I was actually pregnant was quite the surprise - a very welcomed surprise :-) Thanks for all the ladies who commented - it was very comforting to read that I wasn't the only one!!!

krystalrae82 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

found out thursday november8,2012 that me and my husband are expecting our first baby. i thought i couldnt have any children due to how my ex beat me almost half to death me and my hubby are expecting and i thought having cramps ment i was having a miscarriage and due to this answer my mind is at ease. im 3 1/2 weeks along and pretty early. i thought something was wrong with me and my baby. thank heaven there isnt

texangirl07 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Just found out I am almost a month along and I have been having a lot of menstrual-like cramps. They have been going on for about 2 weeks now. Originally, I thought I was getting my period but it never came, so I took a test and it came up positive. I also had a really bad cramp right around the time of implantation (or so I think). My husband and I are very excited. This is our first child together, and his second (he has a daughter from a previous relationship). We actually thought that he might not be able to have children anymore, but I guess we proved that wrong, lol.

Pakato |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Thank you for the info. I am waiting for my first doctor appointment in ten days and the cramps were a little strong today after walking and shopping for several hours. I am glad that i need not worry. :)

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Cramps during early pregnancy?

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allysoncomeau |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

yes it is ok, just do not be as wild as usual take it easy. last few months tell him to be gentle not rough. you might spot alittle after

amberg24 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Even though I keep reading that it's normal...I'm still worried. Guess that comes with motherhood.

meliboo315 |

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I had my last period nov 24 2012 then a few days later started again and I haven't had a period since then I took a few test faint but pos you could see them as of today jan 10 2013 I'm having a little cramping on and off peach color spotting but I want to have a baby and I'm getting a little discouraged so can anyone please help me could be pregnant

babyboom08 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I am worried as well but this is good to read...my husband was diagnosed with cancer 6 months after marriage and we have been dealing with some "abnormal" sperm...needless to say not the easiest to get pregnant, but the Lord is good! We finally got pregnant on Oct 22 of 2011 after 4 years of marriage and a week later miscarried. Needless to say we were horribly heartbroken as we felt like we just wanted one thing to go right!! Well I can proudly say we are about 6 weeks along now and praying hard this one sticks, but every twinge and every cramp scares the snot out of me...go in for my first appointment the 24th of this month where I will be around 8 weeks :) Praying hard for a good appointment and praying for all of you ladies out there for strength and good thoughs!!

afreud |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I am just into week 6, and last night I woke up with cramps, I wouldn't say they were worse than menstrual cramps, but they were definitely intense. They only lasted for about two or three minutes but freaked me out for sure. Even though I've read it's normal, it still scared me half to death! My husband is a physician and this morning when I told him, he did say it was fine, and that my ligaments were stretching to accommodate the sweet pea I now have. I suppose everyone is different, but has anyone else been awakened by cramping? Thanks!

Kendra1975 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I am 6wks pregnant w/my second child. I was high risk w/my first right away (6wks in). I experienced lower abdominal cramping-pain on both sides, lower back pain. I got examined few mnths before I conceived, the OB told me I dont ovulate which made it difficult for me to conceive, I was given ovulation meds to TTC. I conceived my 3rd mnth of taking the meds. Any way based on my "no ovulating, no cramping" history I was scheduled for emergency ultrasound. Dr. found internal bleeding & placentia detaching itself. I was put on bedrest right away & labeled "high risk" my entire pregnancy. My first is 15mnth old this mnth & Im afraid to say I am experiencing similar discomfort as I did w/my first. Im more scared this time of miscarrying because I have a toddler to take care of and unable to "fully" take care of myself. No bleeding/spotting. Should I still worry? I see my Dr. next week.

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Cramps during early pregnancy?

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snapbackone |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

My doctor says cramps can be from gas (and you better do smth to deal with them, they're not good for the baby and u), it can also be from ovaries starting to produce all those hormones (this is usually side cramps) or it's your uterus growing and experiencing all sorts of new things. Just make sure the cramps don't worry u too much, otherwise u should call your doctor to get some vitamins or hormones prescription to make sure everything is ok

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Cramps during early pregnancy?

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alina013 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I have a persistent tolerable pain on my right side from 4-6 weeks of pregnancy. I am now on my 7th week and is scheduled for my first doctor's check-up on my 9th week. I hope everything's fine...

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Cramps during early pregnancy?

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troy55 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I never had cramping with my first child which was a little over six years ago. I recently found out I was pregnant and am gonna be 7 weeks tomorrow. i had been cramping since right before i was suppose to start my period and they haven't stopped. I was really worried cause i Googled (bad thing to do) it freaked me out. I saw my Dr. today and he said it was normal and then i saw all of these comments and it defiantly made me feel a ton better. i guess what they say about every pregnancy being different isn't as far off.

smcvicar63012 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

This is very helpful and i just found out about4 days ago i am preggy i went to planed parenthood and they said i am 5 weeks 1 day now im 5 weeks 4 days but i have been having cramping but not only in night and not only in morning like through out the day idk bout night caz it doesnt wake me up i am still rather nervous i dont want to miscarry and my last pregnancy ended in miscarry but i havent had any blood so im thinking its ok

jokrys26 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I am 6 weeks pregnant today and I am still experiencing minor cramps every now and then throughout the day. My 1st appointment is next week. This is my 1st and it does freak me out a bit, but I found this blog very helpful. I haven't had any morning sickness yet, but I am extremely tired and my breast are a bit sore. After reading through all these comments, I feel more comfortable but I can't wait to see my doctor!

Sculberson |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I'm 5 weeks pregnant as of today and I understand how each and everyone of you feel regarding the cramping. It's makes me feel on edge at times causing me to run to the bathroom everytime I feel a twinge just make sure I'm not bleeding. However, it is all a part of the process. Every pain I feel is worth it and I can't wait to be a mommy!!

acnalesnik |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

My daughter and her husband are expecting my first grandchild. She is about eight weeks and has been experiencing a little cramping. Since she is 28, I don't recall any those early symptoms of pregnancy. She mentioned it to her doctor who didn't make a big deal out of it but didn't explain that this is normal either. Thanks for info. I can't wait to be a grandmother!

prpallen |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

i had so many cramps i thought i was getting my period until i took a test and it came back positive! So I guess the cramps are normal.. I have had a miscarriage before so as long as there is no bleeding I wont worry.. good luck ladies

nyconashoestring |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Hey! I just found out I was pregnant last night, YAY!! I'm 4 weeks and 4 days along and have been having a lot of cramping for the last 7 days. I called my OB and he said drink a gallon of water a day! I already feel better. Amazing how important water is. Stay hydrated gf's!

Brieb33 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I'm cramping in my lower part my belly way

happyboo |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I felt cramps before I found out I was pregnant just like my normal pre-period cramps, so I wasn't suspecting being pregnant. Then when I found out I was, those cramps haven't changed! Glad Im not the only one that was clueless!

Mandyjolene5 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Thank you so much! I'm still going to see a doctor today because my first appointment is to far away and it'll just give me a peace of mind if I go!

Christal161 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

So glad to know it wasnt/isnt just me .... I have been experiencing cramps like period and in the vaginal area for a few weeks now- the nurse I saw at my initial confirmed this, that it is only a real concern paired with outher symptoms like bleeding. I find that the hot bath, propping my feet up and a big pillow behind my back helps.

Kelsi_Lyn |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

It definitely helps to read all this! I had a miscarriage and got pregnant right after. They think I am 5 weeks plus a few days. Although the cramping feels much different I am trying to stay calm that I am not going to have another miscarriage and this is just part of pregnancy.

mmk1026 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I'm so happy to read that I'm not alone! I'm about 5 weeks along, so I was getting nervous something was going on that shouldn't be. So glad it wasn't just me!

mrsanahurst |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I have cramping sometimes when I am walking around the midwife said it was normal there is no blood so its fine as long as the pain doesn't get worse

ashleyb40 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I am grateful to the expert here @ the bump who covered this. As a Mommy of two Daughters and also a Mother who has lost pregnancy's, it is nice to have this direct answer. I was so in the fear of loss which was not a healthy fear. Thank you so much, I am convinced at 8 week's all is well this time. (round ligament/pain)

AngelinaZappettini |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Thank you for this information. The cramps were what persuaded me to do a pregnancy test. After that, I became very concerned think that wasn't normal. I can smile now knowing that my baby is growing!

Happme |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I've been having cramps since before I even took my pregnancy test! I always get them both during ovulation and my period (what joy is mine?!), and even pregnant I get them... but now they're EVERY DAY. Wonderful. The one thing I thought I'd be able to leave behind for a short period in my life and yet it follows me like a puppy. Ugh. Well, it scared me to bits at first thinking there was something wrong with baby, but after reading online and confirming with my Doc that it's a normal symptom, I was reassured. Now, I just tell my husband she's kicking whenever I grimace in pain. I can't actually feel the LO yet, but it is a lighthearted way to deal with the growing pains my uterus is going through. :)

Jillette98 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

This is my first pregnancy and I started noticing cramps (like period cramps) a few days after I got my positive test at 4.5 weeks. I have had these intermittened cramps since. I do not usually get cramps during my period so this is worse than any I usually get. I have not had any bleeding or spotting. I am now 7 weeks today and I have noticed that the cramps have become less frequent. I am pretty sure things are still fine but I wish my OB would do an ultrasound before 20 weeks. Waiting so long makes me anxious.

sgreif16 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I'm having the same thing... a little cramping in my lower abdomen, almost feels like I'm on my period, but I'm not (I'm 4 weeks pregnant). Kind of annoying... BUT, it's the only "symptom" I've had so far. No nausea or anything yet.

piecesof_sky |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I think most woman have a little bit of cramping early on.

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Cramps during early pregnancy?

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spiele |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I found out 2 days ago I was pregnant! The test was positive 4 days before my missed period. I have been having period like cramping for a week (period still isn't due for 2 days). Could this mean I will start my period and miscarry or am I worrying for nothing?

haleitschuh |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Not all the cramping are allright I am 5 weeks pregnant and I have cramps + very light bleeding (pink) I call my Doctor she wants me to have in emergency ultrasound right away , you don't know what's going on inside of youcan pretend is a normal thing unless it's checked properly.

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Cramps during early pregnancy?

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Cramps during early pregnancy?

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Ethel124 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I started cramping 3 days before AF was supposed to arrive which lead me to take a HPT. I took 3 all positive but the cramping was awful so I called my doctor and the did a blood test because they didnt think I could know so soon that I was pregnant(3 weeks 4 days), and it was positive, I mentioned my cramping again and they said call back if it gets worse, well I couldnt imagine it getting worse, so I waited two more days and called back, they had me do another blood test and my HCG levels were increasing substantially but i still had the severe cramping and called OB-GYN that my paperwork was sent too and they said its normal and to monitor it... I meet with an intake nurse at 7 weeks ( i'm not sure what that means) and I dont actually meet with the OB till I am 12 weeks. The cramping has finally calmed down after about a week I am now 4 weeks 6 days. But I still have had a couple moments where the cramping was awful. It isnt consistant and it wasn't consistant last week either just more frequent and lasted longer, and the last two days it has seemed to only happen if I need to have a bowel movement but it just doesnt seem like they should hurt that much. I am still very worried that it could be ectopic despite what the nurses have told me because of how awful the cramping was and I never had cramping with my normal cycle, but they dont seem concerned. Any advice, or has anyone else experienced this?

cocogirl8907 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

This really put my mind at ease after reading the post I felt tension instantly lift off of me thanks ladies

Zlsmithbaby |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

this was very helpful, im about 5-6 weeks and have been having very mild period like cramping, i dont recall those when i was pregnant with my daughter so i was begining to worry. of course i was 22 with my daughter and am now 30.

stefnshane |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

im 31weeks n i have had cramps all the way up 2 now sumtime they get so bad i cnt even sleep better yet walk any one far as long as me have had this happend to them

shugga24 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

This made me feel much better to read! I am 6 weeks but just found out last week, and I've been having cramps for a week now (off and on). Just my uterus growing!

LolaBaby14 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

This has been so helpful. I am feeling this way at 5.5 weeks and it is getting increasingly uncomfortable. I am much more at ease now.

SawaSawa |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

cramping really scared me at first, I wasn't sure that it was normal. Now that I'm about 6 weeks along the cramping is starting to lessen, and in it's place are mountains of nausea. Oh well, at least I know the baby is developing okay http://faithpregnancyandfamily.blogspot.com/

aesorantino |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Reading all of your responses has been reassuring. I am between my 5th and 6th week and developed fairly uncomfortable cramping. I had very mild cramping earlier, but today was somewhat more intense, comparable to menstrual cramps. I'm hoping all is well. My first doctor's appointment is next week. Looking forward to it.

michy0116 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

I'm 13 weeks tomorrow and still having little cramps here and there. I just went for my check up a few days ago and dr. said it is totally normal. Only time to call is if they get intense or spotting occurs....and even then, doesn't necessarily mean anything bad! I have friends who have had cramping throughout their entire pregnancy....lots of growing and stretching going on. It seems to happen more when I'm active, like long walks or cleaning the house. Drink a lot of water and keep hydrated because lack of can cause cramps, as well.

BokenBride914 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

Hi, I read mild to moderate cramps are normal as your uterus grows. I get them too. A couple of days ago I had a sharp pain in my vaginal area that woke me up from my sleep and now my increase urination symptoms have gone but no bleeding. I am 5 weeks pregnant and scheduled for repeat blood HCG on Monday. I hope and pray everything is well with the little one.

pem1228 |

Cramps during early pregnancy?

im only about 3 weeks along, and i've been cramping a lot.. i figured half of it is caused by gas, but the other half?

erinhartlaub |