I’m back, pregnant but with a couple of questions!!! (A bit long, sorry!).

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by Squidge, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Squidge

    Squidge Mummy & WTT <3

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    Hello everyone :)

    Well, I’m back here now as i found out I was pregnant nearly a week ago! I’m 5+4 and due on the 24th December by my calculations. I’m booked in for a scan on the NHS on the 21st May and have my first appointment with the midwife on the 5th May.

    However, I had a horrible dream last night that the baby died at 5 weeks so I woke up in tears! I’ve had many of cramps when I first found out but these past 2 days, i’ve had hardly any and my boobs are very sore some days but yesterday/today – they’re hardly sore at all? Is it normal to not have some symptoms everyday? I had to run to the toilet at 4.45am to check a test was still positive!!

    I’ve had 2 miscarriages before so every little twinge, none symptom i’m getting is worrying me which is not good for both of us! I was that worried this morning from the dream etc that I’ve managed to book a Private Scan but I have to drive miles and miles! I don’t care about that though as long as I know my bean is ok. I have this Private Scan this Friday.

    Can help/advice/reassurance anyone?

    I’m not bleeding so I guess that is one good sign, eh? :)

    xx
     
  2. caitlenc

    caitlenc Mommy to Tiny Seahorse

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    I know it's hard, but try not to worry...cramping is normal, and so is having symptoms come and go. If you are really crazy with worry, call your doctor. Hang in there, hunny!
     
  3. lorrilou

    lorrilou Well-Known Member

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    Try not to stress yourself out too much, i know thats easier said than done though.

    Cramping in pregnancy is completely normal, i still gets days where i feel really crampy. Its also completely normal for your symptoms to come and go.

    I had exactly the same dream about 2wks ago, it was awful.

    I hope everything goes well at your scan on friday. x
     
  4. Squidge

    Squidge Mummy & WTT <3

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    Thanks both of you :hugs:

    It's just so confusing having sore boobs and cramps one minute then nothing the next! Plus, i've had 2 previous miscarriages so i'm worrying!

    Still, i'm not bleeding.

    Just wish Friday would hurry up! I can't stop thinkin about my little bub being ok :(
     
  5. polaris

    polaris Mother of two

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    Hi Squidge, it's completely normal for symptoms to come and go, I have read that your body gets used to the hormones so your symptoms ease up for a few days but then come back as your hormones rise again. Having said that, some lucky women get very few symptoms at all but still have completely healthy pregnancies. Try not to worry too much about your dream, I have also had horrible vivid dreams about m/c, i think it is only to be expected because we want so much for everything to go smoothly that we can't help but worry!
    Good luck with your scan, the one thing I would say from reading other's posts on here is that very early scans can be a bit unreliable in terms of how much you can actually see. But that doesn't necessarily mean there's anything wrong. Don't know if that makes any sense.
     
  6. IrishBaby1109

    IrishBaby1109 Kian's PROUD Mommy

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    I love googling things and having FACTS :happydance: these always put my mind at ease... so hope it helps you!! :hugs::hugs:

    Cramping during pregnancy can be very concerning to a pregnant mother. Cramping can be mild to severe. Cramps can be a signal of a problem or just another sign of a stretching and growing uterus. The question then arises, should I be concerned about cramping? We hope to clarify some of the common causes of cramping during pregnancy.

    Causes of Cramping During Your First Trimester
    1. Implantation cramping - Some women will experience cramping upon implantation. Implantation usually occurs 8-10 days after ovulation. You should not experience implantation cramping after a positive pregnancy test, however many a woman has experienced cramping only to find that she is indeed pregnant shortly there after.

    2. Stretching uterus - As your body prepares for it's new baby your uterus will stretch and expand. The ligaments that support the uterus will stretch and with this stretching may cause mild cramps.

    3. Miscarriage - Cramping during early pregnancy, especially accompanied by spotting or bleeding, is a warning sign of a possible miscarriage.

    4. Ectopic pregnancy - Ectopic pregnancy is a serious condition and requires immediate medical attention. Signs of an ectopic pregnancy include cramping and abdominal pain (particularly on one side), spotting, or bleeding.

    5. Other causes of cramping during early pregnancy - constipation or gas pains. Pregnant women often have problems with constipation. This can lead to uncomfortable cramping as well.

    Causes of Cramping During Your Second & Third Trimester

    1. Round ligament pain - The infamous round ligament pain strikes pregnant women often in their second and third trimester. As in early pregnancy the uterus continues to stretch and grow. As the uterus expands the ligaments stretch to support it. Mild cramping may occur.

    2. Preterm labor - Cramping, mild or severe, diarrhea, and back pain can all be indicators of preterm labor.

    3. Braxton Hicks contractions - In the second and third trimester pregnant women will often have Braxton Hicks contractions. Braxton Hicks contractions are the irregular intermittent contractions that occur during pregnancy.

    4. Labor - During early labor cramping and back pain are common symptoms.

    Because normal cramping can be hard to differentiate from a sign of danger, we recommend discussing any cramping with your doctor.
     

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