(Closed) Cramping during early pregnancy? (a bit long!)

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee

I have had what I think is normally called mild cramping, but it is really more like a pulling sensation. I think that often gets lumped into cramps, but they do feel a bit different. My doctor sqaid pulling/cramping is normal though. They said mind blowing, doubling over cramps are when to worry. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

A few days before my period was due to start, I had cramping almost identical to menstrual cramps. They were so similar I was sure AF was coming right on schedule. But, I was late, still cramping, took the test anyways and it was positive. The cramps were never full blown “need to take medication” AF type. (I always cramp really bad the first couple of days my period comes). They were just mildly annoying.  I’ve also heard cramps are very normal in a healthy pregnancy, but from what I hear, they aren’t generally severe like yours. I’m sorry for your loss, and I hope you have a healthy pregnancy when you and Darling Husband are ready.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I didn’t have any cramps really until 6 weeks gestation, then I started getting mild to moderate sensations of cramping/pulling in my lower abdomen/pelvis. They are enough to sometimes make me stop and concentrate for a minute, but not painful enough to make me gasp/double over. They are only 1-3 times a day thus far.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m 27 wks pregnant now and in the first several weeks I had cramping on and off. But nothing like what you described. To me they felt like period cramps, but much more mild. They were more annoying then painful. I did have around 15 wks some more severe cramping where I was having trouble talking during them – they would come and go everyday for a week but would never last a single day more than an hour. It was enough, though, that I went to the doctor to make sure that everything was okay. What my doctor told me is that even the severe cramping I was having can be common, but as long as they don’t last for more than and hour or so I was ok. If they were to last 2 hrs or longer and rest and hydration was not helping to come back in. Since then I haven’t had anymore. But even those I don’t think were as severe as what you are describing. I think in a normal healthy pregnancy you shouldn’t have the pain your describing.

The best advice I’ve been given, and the nurses at my dr office have confirmed is that if you are concerned about something give you doctor a call. My doctor’s office has been wonderful about me calling with concerns and fitting me in the same day to get checked out to calm my fears.

Good luck in TTC!!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

This thread is making me worried about my cramps that I’ve had…..they’ve been pretty terrible since the beginning…and now I’ve got bad gas cramps.

 It’s still a couple weeks before my first appointment….wonder if I’ll have an ’empty sac’. Hm.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m so sorry about you miscarrying.

I was told if your cramps are bad enought that you want tylenol/advil, then you need to call your doctor. However, when I was about 4 weeks I had bad enough cramps I did take a Tylenol or two. I also felt that I was about to start my period any second.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Ree723:  No worries lady and thank you.  Honestly, it’s been a bit on my mind even before you wrote this.  Like, I have been thinking that pregnancy this early shouldn’t feel so badly.  I’ve called Telehealth (which is a telephone medical service in Ontario, Canada) and they told me to keep treating at home, so I’ve not been rushing out to see the doctor.  But honestly, when the day comes for my first appointment, I will not be surprised if the news is not good…..but I guess it is a good thing to be prepared rather than surprised.  Time will tell. 2 weeks til my appointment.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper

I had pretty awful cramps very early on. I hit about 6-7 weeks and they stopped. Now, I’ll be 12 weeks tomorrow and I’ve been having some here and there. I’ve never been one to have too many during AF, so my definition of awful is probably different.

@cvbee: I hope everything turns out okay, lady.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

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Post # 13
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Helper bee

@CVBEE please remember that no 2 pregnancies are ever the same!! Also, women have different pain threshhold levels.  I’ve heard of plenty of women complaining about pretty bad cramps in the beginning!  I mean, when you think about what your body is really doing in the first 4-9 weeks its pretty wild.

I just confirmed my pregnancy this weekend and I’ve been having cramping on and off.  Sometimes they’re a bit more itense and other times not so much.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had cramps that sometimes felt quite strong, I couldnt ignore them but then I hear most people describing theirs as mild. Mine werent as bad as when I have my period but sometimes I would feel sharp pains and I would have to rub my belly I was terrified the baby wasnt int he right place but when I went for the ultrasound everything was fine and I havent had the cramping as bad since then

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have had cramps on and off my entire pregnancy (due in 12 days). They feel usually like period cramps and can be quite painful. I kept thinking I was getting my period in the beginning- and they lasted about 3-4 weeks. I didn’t have them too frequently in the middle, but since the third trimester I get them at least once a day. They haven’t been unbearably bad but they are painful- enough to make me wish I could take some advil. A few have made me gasp out loud. I told my doctor in the beginning but she was never too worried about it.

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