Post # 1
This is probably a repetitive post, but I’d love some feedback from some mamas who already got their BFP. How much super early pregnancy cramping is normal? Every day for the last almost week, I get little twinges of cramps, similar to that of AF. However, with AF, they usually happen more intensely, and only for the day or so leading up to AF – these aren’t bad at all. Ive heard that usually implantation cramping only happens for a day-ish, so I thought this had to be AF. However, BB have been sore for a week, I’ve been getting over 8hs of sleep/night, yet am completely zonked by 8pm the last 3-4 nights and just feel a general sense of ‘blah’. DH pointed out I’ve snapped a few times too over silly things I normally wouldn’t at. Sorry for Too Much Information but CM is also more than usual, thicker (I keep running to check, assuming it’s AF, and it’s not). I am on CD 34, progest test confirmed I did O, though timing isn’t exact. There’s still a slight possibility I could get AF, though based on when I think I O’d (CD 15-17ish), but if that’s true, AF should be here by now. I know, I know…just test, right? Yes, I plan to in a few more days, just in case my O calculations were off.
Mostly interested in the cramping issue, and if that’s normal if I do indeed get a BFP- can anyone relate?
Post # 2
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I’ve been cramping for 11 days, I’m around 5 weeks. I was cramping for a few days before my period was due but on the day of my expected period I tested and got a BFP! I’m still cramping daily but it seems to be tapering off. I asked the doctor and he said it’s completely normal, from what I read some women had cramping for months, others for just a week or so. Everyone is different, but it is normal, the only reason to worry is if you see blood along with the cramping.
Post # 3
I am about 7 weeks and have been cramping on and off since 3 days before my BFP. My dr said it could be a few things, implantation at the earliest signs, dehydration is most common in early pregnancy! I was told to relax and stop googling haha! FX for you!
Post # 4
Yeah cramping is normal in early pregnancy, you can have cramping for a week or more every day. I didn’t notice any with my first pregnancy but I didn’t think I was pregnant so I could have just not been paying attention or wrote it off. I am 5w now and I had minor cramping for about 7-8 days straight (starting the day after implantation) and then it kind of tapered off for now. But cramping on and off throughout the whole pregnancy is basically what happens. I did have increased cervical fluid after implantation, although mine was very watery and not thick. It was even more fluid than before O for me. And that basically contines the whole pregnancy and gets even worse towards the end.
I mean, if you’re that far out from O…take a test.
Post # 5
Cramping was pretty regular for me at the beginning until about 7.5 weeks then it died down. I’m just over 15 weeks now and I get random twinges which is stretching related but they feel like dull cramps. They’re pretty darn normal at this point.
Post # 6
Cramping on and off in early pregnancy and even beyond was normal for me. It was on par with AF, maybe slightly more uncomfortable.
Post # 7
I had some moderate cramps until about 11 weeks. My doctor told me not to worry unless I had cramping + bleeding.
Post # 8
I had cramping for several weeks. Slightly different than with AF but I didn’t notice at the time. These cramps were more mild but with really sharp twinges.
Post # 9
After my BFP, I had cramping around the time of AF, just for a few days. It was more mild than usual AF cramps. I’m 11w now and have an occasonal twinge but nothing much.
Post # 10
I could have written this exact post! How many dpi are you? And what dpo did it start?
Post # 11
I had no cramping with any of my pregnancies.
Post # 12
I had normal AF like cramps at about 10dpo. They were maybe a little lighter than usual. Then After my BFP, I had really intense cramping that took my breath away for about a week or two – I think this was at week 6. My obgyn blamed this on uterine stretching, and the fact that I have suspected endometriosis, it could have been pain from the uterus breaking off from scarring.
I was terrified at the time that it wasn’t normal, but I had no bleeding and it eventually went away!
Post # 13
I had severe cramping week 5 to 7. It happened at night, it was like a super intense menstrual cramp. I fainted once and went to the ER the day after. After investigation it was dehydration and growing pain (I have endo and the Dr suspects that my growing retroverted uterus was probably full of scar tissue connecting it the other organs and as it grew/straighten it caused those pains).
I never bled though. Dr told me cramping is one thing, cramps + bleeding is another.
Post # 14
Thanks, All!! This is really reasurring. I keep assuming every time a cramp hits that I’m going to see AF, but so far, there’s literally no sign! My OB seemed to think that if I am pg that we will know by now so she ordered a blood test which I was able to get over my lunch break, and now I am waiting so very impatiently for the hcg result!!
LOL it’s taking all of my willpower to stay off any website (other than this lol)! I need to chill, I know!
timing is a bit unknown – I think
I O between cd 15-17ish, and on cd34 now, meaning AF or a BFP should be here, right?? But since I am not totally sure, and I did the progesterone test on cd 26, ob wants me to consider that I could have O as late as cd 25, though she doesn’t think so, since I took letrozole, and had symptoms of an earlier O date.
Post # 15
Mine felt exactly like AF, started the day she was supposed to come, and then they continued long after I got my BFP! Id get them every morning at 6am For some reason lol. I’d bet if you tested now you’d get your BFP 😉