(Closed) Ugh… is this bad?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
4354 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wouldn’t worry too much unless you’re bleeding, I had pretty bad cramping early on from before I got my BFP all the way until probably.. 10 weeks pregnant? It was the same as you described, like strong period cramps for a few minutes then it would pass (it woke me from a sleep a couple of times too). Baby is implanting and your uterus is going to start to stretch which can be painful too. Just watch for bleeding and keep your doctor informed. Good luck!

Post # 4
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Try not to worry!  I had some cramping this past week and my dr said it was normal at this stage (Idk how far along you are), I am almost 7 weeks.  As long as there is no bleeding you are ok.

Also, I have had very little symptoms that come and go.  Everyone is different, so rest up this weekend and try and relax. 🙂

Post # 7
2402 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I know it’s hard, but try not to worry. Most likely it’s just your uterus stretching for the baby 🙂 I’m a little over 5 weeks pregnant and I’ve had some cramping off and on – most of the time its mild, but then there’s times it wakes me up at night.

Post # 8
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I know it’s scary!  I had pretty bad menstrual cramping for about the first 8 weeks or so.  I think it’s pretty normal unless it’s accompanied by blood.

Post # 9
569 posts
Busy bee

I’m having that  cramping, too and it’s sometimes concentrated on my left side. I have some bleeding so I may go to urgent care. I’m so nervous.Probably because I had a dream that my baby wasn’t developing anymore. Ugh. I may just go for peace of mind. Would they do tat for me and be rude or anything? I’m just freaking out so much!

Post # 11
4150 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@.twist.:  Sorry you’re experiencing cramps that are worrying you.  From what I’ve heard, cramping, even fairly severe, is extremely common.  Try not to worry. too much. (I know that’s easier said than done.) Undecided

@Mrs-Sunflower:  Sorry you’re going through something similar, too!  Have you talked to your doc?  Spotting is very normal also, so if it seems like spotting, it hopefully isn’t anything to be concerned about.  

Post # 12
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Mrs-Sunflower:  You definitely should go to urgent care.  It is common for both spotting and cramping (I had both) but it also can signify a miscarriage. I called my doctor and they had me come in for an ultrasound.   They definitely want you to call them.  Or go to an e-room.  They certainly won’t be rude.  This is a standard thing to do when you are pregnant and have ANY blood. 


Post # 13
4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Ah, the joys of pregnancy…. preterm labor symptoms can be hard to distinguish from common pregnancy symptoms. It is common for spotting to occur throughout pregnancy for some women, but not all. Most women experience what are known as Braxton Hicks Contractions thoughout their entire pregnancy, they can fool into thinking they are real contractions. It is just your body getting ready for the actual thing, but unlike real contractions, these go away. You can try drinking several glasses of water and relaxing. If they do not go away, call Labor&Delivery.

 However, if anything seems wrong to you, it dosn’t hurt to call Labor and Delivery. The nurse will ask you a few questions and can tell you whether or not you should come in. It is better to be safe then sorry in any case.

Here are a few reasons why you should call labor and delivery:

Severe abdominal cramping with or without bleeding.

You are bleeding like a period. If you are term, note that it is normal for spotting to occur. Spotting is also normal after a pelvic exam.

Your baby is not moving as much as usual. You should feel 10 or more movements over a one hour period. Drink some juice, wait alittle while and then lay on your left side to feel these movements.

Your contractions are 5 minutes apart for two hours if this is your first baby.

You notice sudden swelling in your face and hands.

You have a severe headache that does not go away after taking Tylenol.

You are experiencing visual problems.

You have a temperature greater then 100.4 F for more then four hours.


Post # 14
887 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had a lot of moderate cramping earlier on, from around 4 weeks (when I got my BFP) to 7 or 8 weeks. It felt just like menstrual cramps (pretty bad ones) but without the other PMS symptoms. It was frustrating because I knew that taking advil would make them totally go away, but of course no advil during pregnancy! I read that it was normal so I didn’t worry too much. Call your doctor if you are worried. Labour and delivery won’t see you until like 22 weeks or something though, so you would have to go to ER or make an appointment or go to a walk-in or something. 

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