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Old Mar 9th, 2012, 04:58 AM   1
stuckinoki
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What kind of cramps are normal in early pregnancy?


I'm 4w1d and I'm having period like cramps....centralized in the center of my uterus and kind of a tugging/pulling sensation.

I've never had cramps with any of my other pregnancies, so I'm a little freaked out.

Can somebody tell me what's normal and what's not?



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2012, 06:29 AM   2
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This is my first pregnancy, I am also 4w1d, and I am having similar cramps. Everyone I have asked said that it is "normal" and not to worry unless it is accompanied by bleeding, but I am still pretty nervous about it.



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2012, 06:34 AM   3
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Period like cramps are normal as its your uterus stretching to make way for baby so don't worry! I tend to get a lot of gas cramps too!

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Old Mar 9th, 2012, 06:35 AM   4
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Yay! That actually makes me feel better [that at least I'm not the only one getting a bit crampy!]

I keep thinking that AF is going to start at any second, but when I check it's just CM. Ugh. I can't wait to be over the stressful first trimester!



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2012, 06:57 AM   5
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I also heard that period type cramps are normal, however I rarely get stomach cramps with AF so I'm not sure what they are supposed to be like, however with this pregnancy and my last I got lots of pains similar to those that I get with AF, mainly back aches/pains, but I also got lots of niggles and twinges in my pelvic region. I've heard lots of women describe the pulling/tugging sensation but never experienced it myself.

I found that for the first few weeks I was getting daily stomach cramps first thing in the morning, but this was always followed by a trip to the bathroom so I think it was a digestive issue.

I think that so long as the pains aren't really bad, that they're not significantly worse than you usually experience during AF, and so long as you don't have any bleeding, then it's pretty normal. Worrying, but normal!



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2012, 07:14 AM   6
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I am having the same cramps....they were really bad last night...actually woke me up. No bleeding just fell like I am leaking. It has been so long since my last pregnancies I can not remember if I had them previously.



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2012, 07:37 AM   7
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I'm 5 weeks and 3 days and I've been having cramps since ovulation. Sometimes they are bad enough that I get freaked out but I've learnt to just do my best to ignore it and remind myself I'm not in control of if the pregnancy is viable.

I've done heaps of research and its totaly normal unless they are serious (bent over with strained breathing etc) so don't worry. I had an ultrasound today to work out how far along I was and everything looks great so they can't be all bad.

I think you just need to try stop thinking about it because if you're like me you'll be losing sleep over every little cramp. Just remember most pregnancies end with a healthy baby



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Old Mar 9th, 2012, 07:55 AM   8
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That's normal. I've had cramps with all 4 of my pregnancies. In fact, so much so that it feels like AF will show at any moment. No worries.



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2012, 08:26 AM   9
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I have been crampy off and on since a couple days before I found out I was pregnant. My doctor told me to expect cramping, and it is only stretching. I still get them a couple times a week, actually right now. I have had some tugging and pinching also, mostly earlier in the pregnancy. I went to get an ultrasound because of the cramping and it was followed by a little blood when I wiped, but everything was okay. I have had 4 ultrasounds all together and everything has been fine with them. I know it is so hard not to stress about every tug and pull and cramp, but it is totally normal.



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Old Mar 9th, 2012, 08:32 AM   10
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i know its normal to cramp with pregnancy and i have each time, but im still that panicky that i keep wiping below to see if im bleeding or spotting, i guess its cause of all the mcs but i dont want to loose this one!! i mean my tummy aches atm like period aches but all thats leaving there is lots and lots or white cm xx



 
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