Post # 1
So, I wish I could be one of those people who just doesn’t worry, but I woke up having to pee about an hour ago and since then I’ve been having cramps. I’ve had them off and on ever since getting my BFP, and I’ve had no bleeding. I’m 9 weeks. I know this is Too Much Information, but I’ve also been having quite a few issues with constipation, which I guess could be the source of this.
I just can’t quit worrying. I have a Dr. appt next week and I guess I feel silly asking to go in earlier than that, but I will if I get any more alarming symptoms. I keep worrying because I picked up a child in my class earlier (see my last thread) and I keep thinking that I’ve done irreperable harm. I know I’m probably being ridiculous, but it’s almost 3 AM and I have to be at work at 7…great.
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
Constipation & gas REALLY make the cramps painful. I’ve had these a lot. I also get stretching pains, and sharp jolts if I get up/sit down too quickly! Lots of changes.
Post # 4
@Mrs. Jaguar: +1,
just last night i had excrutiating gas pains (at least thts what i think they were) I also get crampy after urinating, my midwife told me its from holding urine too long and the uterus moving back behind the pubic bone after reliving the pressure. If you have had no bleeding try not to worry.
I will warn you though just in case so you dont panic, constipation can cause a minor bleeding in the cervix if you strain to much so dont be alarmed if you do see a bit of fresh blood, I had his and thought the worse. Trust me, you will start to worry less as time goes by
Post # 5
Thanks ladies. All of those things make sense. I have IBS so I deal with stuff like that a lot anyway. I’m guessing some of it was also psychological since I was so worried about it. I’m going to attempt to go to work on what little sleep I’ve had.
Post # 6
You are okay, don’t worry ! Constipation will more than likely be there through out the pregnancy. If you aren’t bleeding I wouldnt worry yourself sick about it. Keep your head up.
Post # 7
I’m sure you’re fine! I had terrible, period like cramps all through my first trimester (with no bleeding thankfully). I’m happily 24 weeks now and everything is fine. Cramps are normal, try not to worry!
Post # 8
Cramps are totally normal! They tell you not to worry unless they are accompanied by bright red blood. It’s usually the uterus stratching. I was freaked out by cramps too in the beginning, but everything ended up perfectly fine!
Post # 9
I’ve also had cramps off and on for weeks now, basically since conception. It worried me at first, now it’s plain annoying. My doctor said they’re normal and I’ve heard if you are smaller in size they could be worse during pregnancy than others who are not. I’ve been coping by using a tad of muscle rub when it gets really bad and taking a tylenol if it keeps me up at night. From what I hear, it goes away into the second trimester.
Post # 10
I had tons of cramps in the first trimester that worried the crud out of me. I often found they were related to constipation issues as well so that is likely what is going on. Try not to worry yourself too much and know that it is EXTREMELY common and normal.
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.
I had cramps and constipation since the begining. They both went away (mostly) in the second try. But being backed up is a totally normal symptom of pregnancy (unfortunately!)
I know I worried a lot before I saw our little wiggle worm at the first Doctor’s apointment. When you are feeling stressed try taking a deep breath and trust your body to take care of that little baby-to-be. 🙂
Post # 12
Thanks everyone! This is our first so I don’t know what to expect at all. It helps me SOOOO much to know that others have gone throught the same thing. I think a lot of it is due from worrrying, honestly. When I am at work and I forget about it, I tend to not notice it.