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Cramping At 3 Months of Pregnancy Is It Normal?

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im scared its my 1st pregnancy and im 3 months and im experiencing cramps i want to know if its normal?
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replied November 26th, 2007
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Cramping throughout your entire pregnancy is normal. You will stretch and pull and this will cause cramping.
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replied November 26th, 2007
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cramping or discomfort? you are still early in your pregnancy
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replied November 26th, 2007
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i had this as well, my doctor says its normal with the growing uterus, muscles and ligaments stretching, but if its really bad or there is bleeding do go get it looked at right away!!!
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replied November 26th, 2007
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its most likely ligament streatching which can feel like cramps
however if you start to bleed please go to the ER asap!
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replied November 26th, 2007
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I had cramping up until about 23 weeks or so. My doc said it was very normal. But not intense cramping. And make sure there's no vaginal bleeding...if so got to the emergency department!
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replied November 27th, 2007
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There is no need to tell people to jump to ER at every little thing. Cramps are normal and she is not bleeding so there is no need to clog up the hospitals for unecessary visits.
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replied November 27th, 2007
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They aren't telling her to go to the ER just because of cramps. They only let her know that if she ends up bleeding she should go, which is good solid advice.
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replied November 27th, 2007
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opps..
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replied November 27th, 2007
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i had some cramping at that point too. Still do every so often. My belly is growing like crazy, so I figure it's just the growing muscles.

As long as you aren't in excruciating pain, or bleeding it's normal. Smile I found that a warm bath (not hot) or just plain laying down helps.
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replied November 27th, 2007
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Would using a heating pad be good advice for that, or would that much direct heat to the belly be bad for the baby?
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replied November 27th, 2007
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Heating pads are fine. I wouldn;t use one for a very long period of time but it's ok it isn't hotter than a hot bath .
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replied November 27th, 2007
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I've heard heating pads are only okay when used on the back during pregnancy not the belly. But I could be wrong.
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replied November 27th, 2007
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You might be right!
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