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im approx 4 weeks pregnant & have been having back pain and getting a very bloated stomach? omg its horrible this bloating...happens at weird times then just goes away? is this normal?
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replied April 8th, 2008
Extremely eHealthy
bloating is very very normal in early pregnancy, im not 100% sure about back pain, i know it happens a lot in later pregnancy but i dont see why it cant happen in early pregnancy, especailly if your that bloated
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Users who thank Idony for this post: aprilrose 

replied February 5th, 2009
8 weeks preggo
I had mild lower back cramps from when i was supposed to start my period and for about 2 weeks after that. It's normal. Every now and then it will come back along with mild cramps/gassy feeling in tummy usually when i have to pee. It's normal!!!!! Smile Don't worry.
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Users who thank MrsMommy2be for this post: BabyLongbread 

replied February 5th, 2009
8 weeks preggo
Oh, and I did have when i was 4 weeks back pain. I used a heating pad for about 10 minutes at a time and after a week it went away.
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replied March 24th, 2012
that is a good idea my cramps, gas, and heartburn hurt soo bad at night im going to try using my magic bag tonight
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replied October 11th, 2013
I was told to avoid heating pads on lower back ... better consult yr OBS before using pads.
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replied May 1st, 2009
Pregnant, bloating & gurgling
I am 7 weeks pregnant, 3 days ago I felt really sick & drained, but yesterday not too bad apart from really bloated and a gurgling tummy, and I have had the runs too (sorry to be descriptive !) today I don't feel as bloated, still have a gurgling tummy and again had a few trips to the loo. Is everything ok? why don't I feel sick all the time. I may be panicking unneccesarily, but this is my first time, I miscarried last year, at 6 weeks and I just want everything to go right this time. can't see midwife til next week.
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replied March 13th, 2012
The hormone hcg is what's making all these symptoms. The bloating, nausea, and diarrhea are all normal. The first trimester you're body is reacting to the hormone and it is very common to have UPS and downs. Its also the reason for you feeling emotional now. My only concerns would be if you start spotting or start having sharp pains in you're lower abdomen. Hope you start to feel better soon usually the bloating and diarrhea goes away so soon enough you should go back to you're glowing pregnant self.
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replied May 7th, 2009
Bloated - yuk!
I am 6 weeks pregnant with my second (daughter is 8 this year) and I am SO bloated and uncomfortable. I look about 3 months pregnant!! Seriously, I am having issues with my clothes my stomach is that big. Totally different from last time round so i'm worried that it's not normal. Cant see midwife until week after next Sad
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replied May 20th, 2011
I have done extensive research and a 2nd time mom will "warm up" to pregnancy quicker than a first time mom. Your body is used to this, there is nothing to worry about Smile
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replied May 11th, 2009
so agreed!
I'm currently 5weeks1day preggo & I am so bloated for someone who works out daily & eats good! I just don't want to look so gross right now ha ha & my fingers are swollen! btw this is my first pregnancy so I don't really know what to expect!
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replied June 1st, 2009
I am about 10 weeks pregnant and this is my first pregnancy, I am normally thin
but not muscular. Right now I look like I'm 4 months or so. I am pretty big in my
opinion. This is my first pregnancy so i don't really know what to expect, is it normal to be this big
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replied June 1st, 2009
Especially eHealthy
Yes. It will calm down a little. This is called the first trimester bloat.
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replied June 6th, 2009
I am so so glad other people are feeling like me! I was searching the internet as i am only 4-5 weeks pregnant but i cant sleep for more than a few hours as i feel uncomfortable and i also have the runs after i eat lunch plus my tummy will not stop gurggling! I was worrying as this is my first pregnancy but feel a bit more relaxed now i know other people are going through the same.
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Users who thank megselie for this post: NewlyPreggo 

replied October 31st, 2012
I am so happy as well. I thought something was wrong with me too. I like the fact the we can talk here and give each other support. Thank you so much
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replied October 31st, 2012
I am so happy as well. I thought something was wrong with me too. I like the fact the we can talk here and give each other support. Thank you so much Smile
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replied October 31st, 2012
I am so happy as well. I thought something was wrong with me too. I like the fact the we can talk here and give each other support. Thank you so much Smile
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replied June 15th, 2009
Severely bloated during first trimester.
I am almost 6 weeks along with my second pregnancy, and I am so unbelieveably bloated! Plus, I've had tummy troubles for the past two weeks. I didn't have any of this with my first pregnancy, and I was starting to get really frustrated and upset because I look so terrible. It sounds like this is somewhat normal, so I'm thankful for that. I hope this goes away soon! I already look 4 months pregnant!
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replied November 22nd, 2011
4 weeks and bloated
hey i 4 weeks and 5 days pregnant and so bloated and unconfortable this is my third and never had it with my first two. people have actually started asking if i am pregnant and really shocked that its only 4 weeks Sad just hope it will get better.
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replied November 22nd, 2011
4 weeks and bloated
hey i 4 weeks and 5 days pregnant and so bloated and unconfortable this is my third and never had it with my first two. people have actually started asking if i am pregnant and really shocked that its only 4 weeks Sad just hope it will get better.
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replied June 24th, 2009
omg i am sooo glad im not the only one i am 7 weeks and i am so bloted it is horrible i too look really pregnant lol and i was so worried that it was something bad because its my first so i didunt know what to expect!
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replied June 25th, 2009
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i am now almost 14 weeks... from the time i was 5 weeks until about 2 weeks ago i was the same way (minus the runs). but around 11 or 12 weeks when my uterus popped up above my pelvic bone, the bloating went away and now i actually look pregnant. dont worry ladies, it will go away soon! (and even if it doesnt, most people think baby bellies are adorable, so just relax and be happy that you have a reason to look fat and bloated!)
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replied July 15th, 2009
I am almost 5 weeks and I feel the same way. Bloated and so gassy! I was really worried about the gas cramps at first, but then I realized what it was. Every day, mostly in the evening. Strange. My clothes are tight too. But like Chrisseeg said, now we have a reason to have a belly! Don't worry! Everything I've read says it is totally normal.
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replied July 15th, 2009
I feel the same way. Gassy, bloated, tummy-gurgles. I spotted yesterday (WARNING: TMI)a light pink, and then some brownish stains. Nothing more last night or today. I am 5w4d. I have an u/s on 07/23 and can't wait to see what is going on inside. I hope it's not another CP. I had DET/IVF on 06/23.

We're praying we are pregnant and that we have a HH pregnancy/delivery.
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replied August 27th, 2009
I sm so happy that I found this page. I'm 8 weeks and feel like a fat cow. I'm really really bloated. I've been trying to eat right and stay active, but nothing helps it. Thank you so much for sharing!! I'll be happier when my belly hardens.
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replied March 18th, 2012
I'm happy I found this page also ivwas worried
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replied September 1st, 2009
I am also so glad to have found this site. I am 8 weeks 1 day and my stomach looks like I am at least 3 months preggers! I am SO bloated all the time it seems. As soon as I eat, my stomach starts gurgling and I get terrible gas. This is my first, so I don't know what to expect. There's so many things others just don't tell you!
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replied September 1st, 2009
Hi it's really nice to feel like there is support out there. Myself and my husband are trying for a baby and I'm a few days late. Has anyone had a negative test but felt pregnant? I have no babies so im not sure how I'd feel. I'm bloated, feeling sick for a minute or two thoughout the day, my stomach feels hard and my belly button feels less shallow. Thanks x
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replied November 3rd, 2009
Negative test first.
Yes..I am about 5 weeks pregnant and my first test was negative and then a week later i had a positive test on three tests after. I didn't really have many symptoms except chronic heart burn and my breasts were a little bigger. If you continue to not get your period wait a few days and take another test. Hope this helps.
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Users who thank Newland for this post: Pigdog 

replied November 21st, 2009
bloated ....
hi...i am 5 week preggy with mah second angel.......i am so damn bloated..just fee that am already carrying for 7 moinths hehehehehehe........
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