(Closed) What kind of cramping is normal in early pregnancy?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I was cramping for the first week or two after I got my BFP.  It was always like a lighter period cramp.  It’s totally normal- lots going on down there!  If they get extremely painful and/or you experience bleeding, go get checked out.  But otherwise don’t stress too much (easier said than done if I recall!)!! Congrats Mama!

Post # 3
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Busy bee

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tm6173 :  Cramping in early pregnancy can be very normal. As long as it isn’t intense and there is no bleeding, you shouldn’t worry too much.

During my first few weeks, I had cramping because the uterus is stretching. It was more pressure and discomfort. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Cherry Orchard

4w2d here with some cramps that sound very similar to yours! if we can’t relax, at least we can be freaked out together yell

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Mine felt like period cramping

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

I got my BFP last Monday and have had off and on cramping since then. It’s very mild and just feels like my uterus is pulsing, nothing like true AF cramps for me. I actually like it – it reminds me I’m pregnant! I haven’t really had it today and I kind of miss it…

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Cherry Orchard

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tm6173 :  saw a doc today and she said it’s perfectly normal cramping! Hope this can help calm your fears as well as it did mine. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had minor to pretty strong period-like cramps almost daily until around 10 weeks. My midwife said as long as it wasn’t accompanied by any bleeding, it was totally normal!

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

My nurse said as long as it wasn’t incapacitating, you’re good.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I had the same thing happen.  I’m 25 weeks now with a healthy baby girl- so I wouldn’t worry.  

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m 4w 3d and I’ve been cramping a ton and I think it’s normal! Typically mild or moderate off and on all day, but at night they can get really bad. Unless you’re bleeding everything I’m reading says it’s normal. Even mine, which feel like BAD period cramps sometimes. There’s such a wide range of normal. Try not to worry!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I had intense cramps early in my pregnancy (I must have been 3-4 weeks) and it felt like period cramps X10. It woke me up at night for 4-5 days and left me doubled over and stretching on the floor to try to relieve the discomfort. When I got my bfp, I was convinced it was ectopic because the cramping had been so bad. But I had no bleeding. Now I’m 14 weeks into a healthy pregnancy, and my doctor said even pretty intense cramping can be very normal, and is normally not a cause for worry unless it is accompanied by bleeding. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I had tons of cramping until about 9 weeks. It felt slightly worse than period cramps. It did worry me but my doctor said as long as I didn’t experience any bleeding, it was normal. I’m now 18w2d 🙂 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Like other bees have commented already, mild cramping in early pregnancy is very normal. I’ll be 14 weeks tomorrow and I still get some mild cramping every once in a while. It just means that your uterus is stretching to accommodate your growing baby. So it’s nothing you need to worry about. As long as the cramps aren’t extremely painful or followed by any bleeding, than you’ll be perfectly fine! Congrats on your pregnancy btw! Wishing you a happy and healthy 9 months 🙂

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