Post # 1
I just recently found out that we were expecting our first child. Ever since we found out I have been having very intense cramping about twice a day, I’m talking stop me in my tracks double over and gag cramping. These normally last about 15-30 seconds. Today I got one that lasted about 5-8 minutes. I felt paralized and started gagging. These always happen when I am laying down or sitting on the couch. I have not had my first appointment yet, that’s still about a month away. No spotting either. Is this normal? I am absolutely terrified of miscarrying.
Post # 2
I had really bad cramps with our second. They were from the uterus stretching and growing.
Post # 3
I remember having really bad cramps, too.
Post # 4
I had horrible cramps that would wake me up in the middle of the night and everything with spotting up until about 7 or 8 weeks. Apparently it’s completely normal.
Post # 5
Apparently it’s normal to get cramps around the time your period would be due…
Are your cramps normally really bad around period time?
Post # 6
Unfortunately with things like this, what’s ‘normal’ for one person might mean bad news for someone else. You just have to wait it out.
FWIW, that kind of cramping does sound quite severe to me, but you’re an individual who will react in an individual way so it’s just guesswork right now.
If it were me, if these pains were way beyond the realm of my usual period cramps I would visit the doctor because I don’t think ‘doubling over’ in debilitating pain is good for anyone.
Post # 7
happilywed1066 : I had awful cramps as well, I called my doctor and she had me come in to check for ectopic. Everything was fine for me, but I think it is always best to err on the side of caution.
I do not think severe cramping is normal. Regular cramping, yes- but severe-no.
Also you can take tylenol for the pain. ( NO advil)
Post # 8
GO TO YOUR DOCTOR.
Most likely it will be nothing, but sometimes it could indicate something more. Regardless, go to your doctor, worst case scenario you get diagnosed with gas pains.
Post # 9
This could be nothing and cramps are normal in early pregnancy. You should see your doctor though. All they can really do is check to see if the pregnancy is in the right place.
Sadly, at this stage, if something is going to happen, it is going to happen.
Post # 10
Absolutely go to your doctor. This is just my personal experience but bad cramping was bad news for me with my first pregnancy. I cramped quite a bit before the bleeding started.
Fingers crossed everything is fine but please go to your doctor. Good luck xx
Post # 11
Absolutely YES to consulting your doctor. I had a very difficult history before my 2 children is born, and one of my losses also began like this, BUT one of my live births did as well.
Unfortunately most early losses can’t be prevented, and it is worthwhile to develop as many relaxation cues as possible in your early months just in case. Being “absolutely terrified” doesn’t really help anything one way or the other.
Blessings and good luck.
Post # 12
Hi ladies, thanks for all your replies! I called the dr and she ordered a blood test before she would see me anymore, they did say these types of cramps were common though. Fingers crossed for a healthy preganancy!
Post # 13
I’d go to the doc for sure.
I had intense cramping that everyone said was normal which turned into a MC. Normal for some isn’t normal for all, better to get checked and ease the worry 🙂
Post # 14
I had intense pain when I was stand up after sitting for awhile. It was scary. I would stop dead in my tracks and breath deeply. It terrified my husband. This happened between 4-6 weeks lasting about 30 seconds. I am now a little over 9 weeks and have slight cramping occasionally.
Post # 15
I have had that in the 2 weeks after conception. That’s how I knew the embryo was getting implanted. But, if you have been having cramps after that, I think it does not hurt to go to the doc just in case. You can never leave things to chance in these cases.