(Closed) Cramps after BFP?

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m 6 weeks along today. I’ve had light cramps on and off the whole time so far.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had cramps that I thought were my period until I was 2 days late and I tested for a surprise BFP. They lasted another week or two until the nausea kicked in. Don’t worry about it, and once you get your morning sickness you’ll miss the cramps. I also got constipated and had gas pains around that time, which sometimes felt like period cramps too. Congrats on your little Christmas present!!

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@MissDareDevil: I found out pretty early too. I had a feeling something was up when I was so convinced I wasn’t pregnant. I did a late night test and got a faint BFP. It only got darker as time went on.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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@shimmerofheaven:just got my bfp and i’m crampy too – reassuring to hear its normal (nobody seems to mention it though!)

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@shimmerofheaven: My worst set of cramps thus far were last week Wednesday. It seems that right before I hit a week milestone I get crampy. They’ve been mild before, but that set was especially bad. I make sure to drink tons of water to relieve the pain.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had cramps from the time I got my BFP (at 4 weeks) until I was 8 weeks along.  They were pretty intense and definitely felt like period cramps.  They would be there throughout the day, on and off, and generally not terrible, but once or twice per day, they would come in a severe wave of pain that would last for approximately 10 – 15 minutes and have my doubled over in pain.  I actually threw up from the pain on one occasion and the rest of the time it wreaked havoc on my bowels (sorry, TMI), which is what usually happens when I have period cramps.  

The good news is that the baby is perfectly fine and there was nothing to worry about.  I found that if I didn’t drink enough water, they would get worse, but as long as I drank four litres of water per day, yes FOUR litres, it was only the one severe episode every day.  

At around 8 weeks, they started easing off and were completely gone by week 9.  I’m now 16 weeks and only experience mild twinges here and there.   I had never realised that cramps were normal during early pregnancy but as you can see, they are, and as long as there’s no bleeding,there is absolutely nothing to worry about, although they do make things really uncomfortable for a while there.  

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