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Old Dec 16th, 2008, 05:42 AM   1
whitelilly
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stretching pains/ cramps- week 8


Hi ladies

For those who have been in or are in week 8 are any of you experiencing mild cramps and pains? What do they feel like and where are they?

I think it's just the uterus growing but obviously I am terrified because of the numbers of scares I have had!

I also haven't been to the toilet (if you know what I mean) since Friday night so wondering if it's also constipation!!

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Old Dec 16th, 2008, 05:48 AM   2
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I've had the worst pains ever over the weekend. I've has a few scans to make sure everything is ok and apparently it is. The pains i was experiencing were not growing pains like i first thought they where infact we have no idea what they were.

If you havent been to the toilet ifor that long it could be constipation or even trapped wind.



 
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Old Dec 16th, 2008, 06:11 AM   3
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at 9 weeks i had such sharp stabbing pains and went for a scan and they were just growing pains. i still get growing pains now but are like period pains, dull aches. hope everything is ok for you x



 
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Old Dec 16th, 2008, 06:13 AM   4
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I had cramps from about week 4 through to about week 8 or 9. They felt like mild period pains. It's the uterus stretching and your body preparing for the baby I think so nothing to worry about. But it could be constipation or trapped wind if you haven't been to the loo for a while x



 
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Old Dec 16th, 2008, 06:51 AM   5
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Yep, I agree with the other ladies, its likely to be stretching pains, Im having them again today but it could also be aggravated by constipation. I take senna which is prescribed and perfectly safe in pregnancy so it might be worth a try. I hope it all sorts its self out soon. Take care XX



 
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Old Dec 16th, 2008, 07:02 AM   6
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All through the first tri i had period like cramps, nothing to worry about unless theres bleeding too i think.



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Old Dec 16th, 2008, 09:39 AM   7
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I have had stretching pains and cramps since week 4 of pregnancy, although in the past couple of weeks there has been less aches so assume my uterus is not growing as rapidly. It feels like an elastic band is being pulled inside me and sometimes the aches extend down into my thighs. Also tended to occur to one side usually the right hand side of my body (near the ovary). Was quite concerned to begin with but spoke to sonographer and midwife and said it is very common to get these aches and cramps. Also constipation does tend to make it worse I found.



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Old Dec 16th, 2008, 10:52 AM   8
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Constipation and trapped wind are the most painful thing ever. I've cried all night because of them, and been unable to eat or sleep, so that could well be your problem.

Is senna safe? I ask because since the second I got my BFP I've been totally bunged up, and it's miserable. I can't sleep, I'm in pain all the time and I don't want to eat because I know how much it will hurt later.



 
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Old Dec 16th, 2008, 12:15 PM   9
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prob stretching pains, I had them too xx



 
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