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Are these normal? Since about friday I've been getting quite bad pains in my lower abdomen, on & off. Some are like period pains, others are more like stabbing pains a bit higher up. I don't remember getting them with my first pregnancy so they're a bit unsettling. I haven't bled at all but I'm terrified every time I go to the bathroom I'll realise I'm bleeding. I'm making an appointment to see the doctor tomorrow, but I probably won't get to see them for at least a week, so I need some advice from other mums/mums-to-be!
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replied March 16th, 2008
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I have been having cramps on and off since about 4 days before my period was due. Some are very mild while others hurt more. I have also had very light tinted mucus (brown & pink) for two days, but everything has been fine.

I go tomorrow for my prenatal blood work
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replied March 16th, 2008
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I had bad cramps early on in my pregnancy as well. I wouldn't worry unless you see bright red blood or a lot of bloood. Brown is okay as it is old blood. Congrats Zanny! I didn't even know that you were expecting again!
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replied March 16th, 2008
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Period like cramps are normal, as long as they don't progress into severe cramping with or without blood.

I think everyone worries until they finally get to see their doctor.
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replied March 17th, 2008
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I have had off & on period-like cramps throughout my pregnancy so far, and I'll be 10 weeks tomorrow. From what I hear, it's very normal...things are just stretching & moving around in there. Wink I'm sure you're just fine! Very Happy
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replied March 17th, 2008
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I had them in early pregnancy with William. Try not to worry too much. What i was told, they are just ligament stretching.
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replied March 17th, 2008
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my doctor and sister-in-law who is a nurse said cramps are ok as long as theres not bleeding along with the cramps. i have a few off and on,and like tiamccoy819 said, some were slightly a bit more painful but lasted a second. its just your body adjusting and stretching for the baby.
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replied March 17th, 2008
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I've got some funny ones right now too. They're pretty weird, sometimes they hurt like period cramps and sometimes it's like my belly is doing this whole weird spasm thing. I called my doc (I still have her on speed dial from last time Laughing ) she said it's normal and not to worry unless there's bleeding.
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replied March 17th, 2008
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when i was going to my first doctors appointment with my family doctor, i had just come out of the shower and had these really awful cramps, i had to sit down and clench my sides, i was worried but was reassured everything was ok, that was the same day i heard my little ones heart Smile and its still beating strong
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replied March 18th, 2008
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If you feel that it is completely un normal then you are right for making an appt. let us know how it goes!
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replied September 4th, 2009
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I am nearly 5 weeks gone and all this week I am having period like pains they are nearly all the time what should I do??? This is my first pregnancy and I am totally clueless please help I am sooo worried
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replied January 25th, 2010
iam 6 weeks gone and experiencing the same period like pains .iam really worried about this because i had a misscarrige when i was 7 weeks last year . any advice welcome !!!!!!
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replied February 3rd, 2010
hiya,
Im 4 weeks and 4 days, experiencing sore boobs, lower back pain, 'period pains', shattered, need a wee all the time, boated and gassy, Im scared about the period pains. I feel like im going to go to the loo and see blood. The pains arent so bad that i cant walk or anything, just ongoing nagging lower tummy ache that start mid morning and stay until bedtime. Is this normal??? x
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replied February 1st, 2012
cramps in early pregnancy
Between 5 and 10 weeks of pregnancy you will feel pains like this. They are called "Implantation pains". It is the embryo ataching itself to the uterin wall. It is nothing to be worried about. =0)
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replied May 23rd, 2012
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mbailey, dont you usually experience bleeding during implantation? i've been experiencing off aqnd on period like cramps that last about 15 seconds and are about 30 mins apart but when i go to check for bleeding, there is non.. my period is 10 days late and i'm going to the gyno tomorro to get checked but i'm not bleeding.. any advise?
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replied March 4th, 2010
I am 6weeks and having period like cramps and bad farts!! I've been reading and it all seems to be normal, so fingers crossed xx
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replied June 14th, 2010
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I've just recently found out im pregnant following a miscarrage on v-day of this year. I was 7 weeks gone, i got period like pains but really sharp and i still had my period. This time i've missed my period, im getting period like pains, im scared its going to happen again. I really dont wanna loose this baby as me and my bf are over the moon at a second chance. can someone please tell me if theres anything i can do or take to make sure i minimise the risks. I've already been told i cant have a stitch put in me as i have to be 20 weeks gone :s
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replied November 15th, 2012
Relax
Sneddon, all you can do is relax, rest and try not to worry. That's the worst thing you can do. If it's meant to be , it will be, that's what a doctor told me once. Eat well, drink lots of water, put your feet up and take it easy on yourself, you're not doing anything wrong, your body will take care of it, if the pregnancy is going to happen. Good luck xx
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replied March 5th, 2014
I want a bby and i have been trying since january and this month wr tried again my ovulation was on the 22 of february and now am experiencing pains,i didnt have pregnacy test yet plz help i wnt the bby
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replied March 5th, 2014
I want a bby and i have been trying since january and this month wr tried again my ovulation was on the 22 of february and now am experiencing pains,i didnt have pregnacy test yet plz help i wnt the bby
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