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I am 9 weeks pregnant, and I have had cramping on and off since week 5. Its not severe and painful, just enough to annoy me. Does anyone know if it is normal for me to be cramping this long?
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replied June 30th, 2009
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You may continue cramping throughout the whole pregnancy as your uterus is just expanding and filling with fluid. If you are really concerned bring it up to your OB/Midwife and they can monitor you with frequent ultrasounds. Hope this helps!
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replied June 30th, 2009
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It definitely can be. Make sure you discuss this with your OB/GYN. You still are in the window of possible miscarriage. Princess is correct your uterus is expanding and you could be really sensitive to it.
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replied July 1st, 2009
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Its not bad, just light cramps. and miscarriage is something Im trying to not think about =[ even though I know it is possible... I used to have bad cramps during my periods, maybe I am sensitive to it. But since you brought up miscarriage, is there any activity I should stay away from that could cause a miscarriage, or it is just caused my things I cannot control?
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replied July 1st, 2009
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There are unknown reasons for miscarriage but avoid doing anything too strenuous like heavy lifting, running, horseback riding, rough sex, just use common sense with it. There are also things that are out of your control. Just try not to worry about it or it will make it more possible.
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replied July 1st, 2009
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First thing first. I would make an appointment to just make sure everything is looking okay. While you are cramping I would avoid sex right now. Sex makes your uterus contract. I answered you on a previous post about exercise. Avoid to much strenuous activity. Stay hydrated! Make sure you are getting plenty of water.
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replied July 1st, 2009
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i had light cramps from week 4 to week 7 or 8 and it turned out to be because of a missed abortion/miscarriage. the only way to know what is going on is to have an ultrasound done. ive talked to you before in the forums and PMs and i know how you were actively trying to have a baby. so, since you became pregnant, it is now time to actively seek out prenatal care. words on a computer screen from other mothers can only get you so far. you need to go see a doctor if you are having so many concerns.
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replied July 1st, 2009
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I understand that, its just that Im not going to the doctor again for a little bit, i was just trying to calm my nerves. Can a miscarriage in early pregnancy be prevented in any way?
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replied July 2nd, 2009
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no. when i had mine the doctor said its usually because of a chromosomal defect in the baby so it wouldnt have survived outside the womb anyway. its basically natures way of ensuring 'survival of the fittest'. 20% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage and its usually due to health of the baby, not what the mother is doing/eating/etc.
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replied July 2nd, 2009
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also, when you went to the doctor previously, did you say anything to them about the cramping?
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replied July 3rd, 2009
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prob is normal. i had cramps with my 1st child, v mild but on and off and was scared out my mind as had had 2 previous miscarriages but pregnancy progressed healthily. it's coz of expanding womb. if u havent had bleeding its unlikely 2 b miscarriage. good luck xxx
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replied July 3rd, 2009
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I havent had any bleeding so the doctor said that its normal, but I guess Im just nervous of the 20% chance you know? I just cant help it. Im not going to stress about it so much though. Stress can do some powerful things
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replied July 4th, 2009
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u r right but it is easier said than done not 2 stress. once there is a heartbeat then there's over 90% chance that pregnancy will continue. I read somewhere even higher, about 96% i think. just think of the odds in your favour rather than against.
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replied July 4th, 2009
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well thank you =] that helps me alot. im just dealing with a lot of drama now. friends and rumors. its insane
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