Af-like cramps still??

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  1. Missy08

    Missy08 Well-Known Member

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    I’m 5 weeks today and up until probably a week ago I was still having af like cramps every day. Then they kind of subsided. Now, today they’re back again. It feels exactly like it does right before I start my period. Is this normal? I’m so worried I’m going to go to the bathroom and see blood :(
     
  2. Mrnmrsm

    Mrnmrsm TTC#2

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    I still get these at nighttime and it still has me worrying
     
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    happycupcake Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't worry. I still have them sometimes now and have done on and off since we found out
     
  4. missielibra

    missielibra Well-Known Member

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    I had these all the time up to week 11-12? Now once in a blue moon.
    I remember telling my doctor at my 10 weeks apt, and she said hers were so bad (af like cramps), she used to put a hot magic bag, even though you're not supposed to put heat - but that was how bad hers were!
     
  5. Wobbles

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    AF pains are very normal.

    If there is any pain accompanied with bleeding then you should seek advice from your GP/MW x
     
  6. Missy08

    Missy08 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone! These posts make me feel much better! It's so scary feeling that. I had a chemical in Feb. and had a friend go in for her first u/s and baby didn't have a heartbeat :( I'm extra nervous this time....keep thinking of everything that could go wrong, even if it's not a miscarriage.
     
  7. Buttercupbabi

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    Hi hun,
    Im having those as well and accompagnied with a swollen like vagina, which keeps making me think AF is coming but I think its all normal!
    Fatigue has hit me hard this week - i can barely keep my eyes open xx
     
  8. Ersurgeongirl

    Ersurgeongirl Trying for #2!

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    Totally normal. Think of it as bean getting nice and cozy!
     
  9. hellojello25

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    Completely normal! Your uterus is stretching already and that's what it feels like. I still even get those sometimes at 24 weeks, but they are definitely not as often as first tri.
     
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    I’m the same right now. Constant dull af type aches. Uterus feels super heavy like it will explode! Feels like af is around the corner!!
     
  11. Brightxeyes

    Brightxeyes Well-Known Member

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    I had ocassional cramps and lots of dull aches, along with spotting from weeks 5-9 on and off and baby was fine.

    It's extremely common, and technically a 'symptom' of pregnancy, but at the same time, it causes a lot of worry understandably. To put your mind at ease speak to your midwife at your booking appointment xxx
     

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