(Closed) Cramps after BFP?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am currently 10 weeks pregnant and yes I have had cramps off and on throughout.  They are very different from period cramps though.  If you are familiar with ovulation cramps, located towards one side and kind of twinges of pain.  That is what mine have been like.  Not the bloated, all over pain from a period.   I know everyone is different so don’t take my word for it. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My cramps feel a lot like period cramps at a little over 5 weeks. I’ve been testing since 9 DPO and that was a couple weeks ago. If you’re healthy, most practices won’t do a HCG blood test or ultrasound until 8-10 weeks. My first prenatal isn’t until 8 weeks, hence the testing. I’ll test until we see a heartbeat and relax a bit about it. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had cramps like that that would come and go for a while after BFP….I’d especially get them at night when I woke up to pee…..they eventually went away (maybe 2 weeks?), and all is good for me here at 20 weeks now.  Godo luck!

PS. I was so sure that something was wrong for a long time because I thought those cramps must be bad, but they weren’t.  Even at my 8 week appointment still had question marks (too early for doplar to get the heartbeat).  Heard the heartbeat at 12 weeks and felt much better. Saw the baby on the ultrasound at 20 weeks and feeling more sure. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@cvbee: Mine also act up at night when I don’t get enough to drink water wise since I’m asleep. I usually hydrate right away in the morning. I’m so hoping that we see a heartbeat at 8 weeks. The wait sucks! 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Congrats! What an amazing present:)

For the first few weeks I had intense mentrual like cramps. I wouldn’t worry yourself and try not to stress about the testing. I stopped testing after the second day so I wouldn’t obsess over the color/ darkening. I’m a little over ten weeks and I still have cramps every once in a while. Just try to relax and enjoy being pregnant!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I had a lot of cramping early on, but for me they felt somewhat different from menstrual cramps.  In the early part of your pregnancy your uterus is already starting to expand rapidly, so cramps are totally normal.  Congrats on your BFP!!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I had cramping until about 13weeks. No worries unless you see blood.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had cramping too … everything I read said that it was normal and my doc did too … it kind of makes sense that you would have cramping if you think about everything that is going on in your body. I’m 22 weeks now and all is well =)

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m 8 weeks today and still experience cramping on and off. Usually when I have to pee or am dehydrated. Once I figured that out they have been much less uncomfortable. Congrats!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m almost 8 weeks, and am still cramping on and off…like PP, usually when I have to pee or am getting dehydrated. 

I’m still testing. The first week it was like 3-4 times a day, the second week was once a day, the third was every other day, and this week I’ve only tested once. I figure I have all these cheap dipsticks, I might as well use them. And it’s reassuring to see how quick and dark the line shows. It’s holding me over until my first appointment on Friday.

As for miscarrying…it might happen, and there’s really nothing you can do to stop it. Just try to relax…stressing over what-ifs doesn’t help you. (Of course, take this with a grain of salt, I was a hot stressed mess the first week or two.)

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Mrs Sarah McK: Testing never gets old to me. When you see the line pop up before the test line, it’s reassuring. It gets me through the waiting for my appointment. At first, the line was in total disbelief. Now, it reassures me for the time being.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m 11w 4d and will say that I get crampy sometimes when I haven’t had enough water to drink that day or when I haven’t eaten in a while. 1 of these days I will get my eating habits down….even if it’s in 6 months. LOL

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

the only way i knew i was pregnant is because i had constant cramps!

i am 21 weeks pregnant and still have cramps every day.

I might also add that i got a BFP before my period was due… in fact, i found out only 8 or 9 days past ovulation.

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