cramping during first trimester?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

newbabybee:  Funny that you post this now! I’ve just been on a long Google search about this topic. I’m either 8 or 8w 6d weeks along (there was about a 5 or 6 day discrepancy btw my lmp date and the size of little bean on the ultrasound) and I have been having some mild to moderate cramping (feels like my period cramps) though mostly at night. Some nights are worse than others, but it’s never terrible. During the day, I may have a cramp here or there, but resolves. Right now I’d say that I am feeling a very mild cramping sensation, like very mild menstrual pain, but I can continue with my activity. I’ve also noticed that waist bands have started to become quite bothersome and so I am guessing/hoping that the cramping is from my uterus stretching and making room to accommodate my hopefully growing baby! From what I’ve read cramping is fairly common in pregnancy. Signs of a problem would include spotting or bleeding accompanying the cramping or cramping that is so bad you need to stop what you are doing. To me it sounds like what you’re experiencing is normal, but I am not a doctor or midwife and I think if you are at all concerned, you should call your doctor’s office, even if it is just for peace of mind. 

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

newbabybee:  Funny that you post this now! I’ve just been on a long Google search about this topic. I’m either 8w or 8w 6d along (there was about a 5 or 6 day discrepancy btw my lmp date and the size of little bean on the ultrasound) and I have been having some mild to moderate cramping (feels like my period cramps) though mostly at night. Some nights are worse than others, but it’s never terrible. During the day, I may have a cramp here or there, but resolves. Right now I’d say that I am feeling a very mild cramping sensation, like very mild menstrual pain, but I can continue with my activity. I’ve also noticed that waist bands have started to become quite bothersome and so I am guessing/hoping that the cramping is from my uterus stretching and making room to accommodate my hopefully growing baby! From what I’ve read cramping is fairly common in pregnancy. Signs of a problem would include spotting or bleeding accompanying the cramping or cramping that is so bad you need to stop what you are doing. To me it sounds like what you’re experiencing is normal, but I am not a doctor or midwife and I think if you are at all concerned, you should call your doctor’s office, even if it is just for peace of mind. I hope the cramping resolves soon! Wishing you a happy and healthy 9 months! 

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Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Sorry! I somehow wound up double posting! I edited my comment and it is now a duplicate post. That’s what I get for typing on my iPhone. I apologize. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

normal. Your uterus is stretching. That sh*t hurts LOL. You can take tylenol if it’s really uncomfrotable but as long as its not crippling and followed with bleeding I wouldn’t worry. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

You probably have cramping on and off throughout your entire pregnancy.  As long as it is not excessive I wouldn’t worry. 

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I had mild cramping throughout my pregnancy. That’s what happens when your uterus is stretching or you have Braxton hicks.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My youngest was 6 but I am pretty sure I was still cramping after 8 weeks.  In fact, I think I cramped a lot that whole pregnancy.  It’s all a blur now, but I was calling the doctor a lot.  Apparently, crampying is pretty normal in your second pregnancy…..

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

It’s totally normal – just think of how much your uterus is stretching!  I had cramping off and on for weeks – I haven’t had much recently (I’m almost 24 weeks), but I’m having other aches and pains now.  I think as long as it isn’t debilitating, it’s likely just normal growing pains.  I’m in the camp that when in doubt, it’s never silly to call your doctor, though – that’s what they’re there for 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

newbabybee: Right before I got my BFP (I’m currently 25 weeks pregnant) I was doubled over in pain cramping. I even popped a couple of Vicodins (which in hindisght I would have never taken if I knew I was pregnant) because I thought I was getting the motherload of periods. From weeks 4-10 I would cramp and it would scare me. A lot of it had to do with my uterus stretching, whether I was hydrated, and my body just adjusting to the new babe. The nurse at my OB’s office was probably so sick of me. I called at least 2x per week for like 7 weeks in a row. Lol. If you’re ever in doubt call and ask! As long as there’s not heavy bleeding, it’s normal. 🙂

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Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

newbabybee:  I had a bunch of cramping until about 5 week, then it stopped. At 11 weeks, though, I got a ton of cramping. I thought, ok, this is it, I’m miscarrying. I kept checking for blood and almost called my husband to come home. I drank a bunch of water and layed down and it went away after a couple hours- my baby is almost 5 months old now. I think sometimes, you just have cramps. Good luck!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m 10 weeks 3 days, and had moderate cramping this morning accompanied by nausea (which had dissapeared the last week or so). I was also a bit worried, but it’s since gone and there was no bleeding. I think you are probably just having growing pains, but definitely listen to your intuition about taking it easy, and call the nurse if it will set you at ease! Hope you feel better soon!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I had cramping so bad on my right side around 6-7 weeks that I went to the ER expecting an ectopic pregnancy. Ultrasound showed tiny baby at the time, and three small ovarian cysts (so small that it didn’t make sense for those to be causing the pain–plus two of them were on my left side. My right side was where the pain was). Went to my OB a few days after and the nurse basically told me that some women feel a lot more cramping as their uterus stretches. I had this cramping on and off until about 13 weeks. It was awful! I constantly thought I was going to miscarry. But around 13 weeks, it just disappeared overnight. Almost 32 weeks now and haven’t had problems since!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

I’ve had cramping since right before my missed period.  At first it was like extremely mild period cramps, but as time has gone on it feels more like pressure in my abdomen, and hurts especially if I twist my body the wrong way.  Even still, it has always been way milder than period cramps and I’ve never been tempted to take pain meds for it.  I have read it is totally normal, and is due to your uterus stretching.  The only time to worry is if they are severe or are accompanied by bleeding.  For reference, I am 11w 3d.

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