Intense Cramping, 4 weeks pregnant. Is this normal?

posted 1 year ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Is this normal?
    This is normal. : (8 votes)
    26 %
    I would suggest going to the Dr. : (23 votes)
    74 %
  • Post # 2
    1056 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1995

    I had really bad cramps with our second.  They were from the uterus stretching and growing.  

    Post # 3
    38 posts
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I remember having really bad cramps, too. 

    Post # 4
    1222 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    111 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    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
    1228 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    3065 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    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
    747 posts
    Busy bee


    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
    2766 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
    1870 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    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
    2496 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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 # 13
    706 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    20 posts
    • Wedding: December 2017

    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
    760 posts
    Busy bee


    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.

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