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thread: Cramping...

  1. #1
    getinmybelly!! Guest

    Cramping...

    I am in the very early stages of pregnancy.

    After my walk today I had some minor cramping in my lower belly.



    Should I be concerned? I can't help thinking that I found out too early.

  2. #2
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Mid North Coast NSW
    2,504

    congratulations on your pg!!! (i love your username - i keep thinking of austin powers 'fat ........... saying that!!! =D> )

    it is quite normal to get cramping early in pg, have you been to your gp yet? it wouldnt hurt to gonow anyway. i guess in the meantime i would take it easy with your walks, just to make things a little bit easier on your body for a while - it has a lot to do at the moment!!

    all the best,

    Linda

  3. #3
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jun 2005
    Blue Mountains
    5,086

    Wow... you are nice and early! I think cramping is quite common early on, I had a little bit which felt like AF was going to come. And I'm still getting little twinges and cramps now and then. I guess the body starts getting ready for some serious changes! I wouldn't worry too much if it was only minor. Just take it easy. And congratulations btw!

  4. #4
    getinmybelly!! Guest

    Wow... you are nice and early!
    Yep...I didn't want to test this early but I have been so sick lately I had to know...

    Thanks girls. I'm going to rest up today...there's no bleeding or anything but its still a good excuse to relax.

    And my username is getinmybelly but for the next few weeks I am calling myself stayinmybelly!!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Mid North Coast NSW
    2,504

    =D> LOL- im sure it will

    Linda

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    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2005
    victoria
    396

    Hi getinmybelly/stayinmybelly,

    Congratulations, about the cramps, this is my first pg and I have been having cramps before I even found out, thought it was AF coming. Anyway they have settled down in the last 2 days finally, nothing major just gentle and persistant cramping.

    goodluck,

  7. #7
    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2005
    Tasmania
    1,207

    Don't pannic I went through the exact same thing I think it has been 2 weeks not since I had a bad cramp after walking used to be the worst of in bed at night, my doc said it is just bubs settling in.

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    May 2005
    Good ole NZ !!
    1,870

    Yup... I still get the odd cramp here & there... Then do a mad dash to the loo if it is a goody, just to check LOL...

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Melbourne
    111

    I am also getting cramps. Haven't had them for the last couiple of days

    *mitch*, I'm with you - if I get a major cramp or it continues for longer than 5 min I run off to the loo just to check. Nothing so far!

    Al

  10. #10
    Debbie Lee Guest

    Hi getinmybelly,
    I felt like I was getting AF early in my pregnancy too. I think I felt cramps for the first few weeks at least (being the first few weeks after I got a BFP). Apparently it's pretty normal (I got lots of reassurance from my GP and from the lovely ladies on BB).
    Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!!

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2004
    1,451

    As the other girls have said it is quite normal to get cramps type feeling. If it was accompanied by bleeding or spotting then I would definitley be worried.

    My OB told me it is just your uterus stretching, for the growing bub.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2005
    Melbourne
    287

    Yep, I had this too and have been having stretching-type discomfort over the past week too.

  13. #13
    Fee Guest

    Re: Cramping...

    I can't help thinking that I found out too early.
    Why is that? Is it not a good idea to test so early? I don't really understand!

  14. #14
    BellyBelly Life Member

    Nov 2003
    1,861

    Hey Fee,

    I can't speak for getinmybelly!! but I think some people prefer not to find out so early in case of an early m/c. I think some people would prefer not to know in that case IYKWIM?

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    Fee Guest

    Hey Fee,

    I can't speak for getinmybelly!! but I think some people prefer not to find out so early in case of an early m/c. I think some people would prefer not to know in that case IYKWIM?
    But wouldn't you know if you had a miscarriage? Sorry for all the stupid questions!

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jun 2005
    Blue Mountains
    5,086

    I think an early miscarriage would be just like a period. I know I'd rather think that AF was just running a few days late than know I'd miscarried. But I have to admit, I tried testing early..hehe. Didn't get a BFP until the day AF was due tho.

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    getinmybelly!! Guest

    Re: Cramping...

    I can't help thinking that I found out too early.
    Why is that? Is it not a good idea to test so early? I don't really understand!
    Hi Fee

    Yeah what others said hit the nail on the head. Many pregancies end before you realise you are pregnant and it may just seem like a really bad period.

    Every niggle I have makes me think that something is wrong and I guess sometime I would rather live in ignorance.

    Even just a few days less of rushing to the toilet to check for blood after every cramp would have been nice...but silly me couldn't wait even though I knew this is what I would be like.

    Everyone is different I guess...but yeah would've rathered wait until AF was late.

    Stayinmybelly!!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2005
    victoria
    396

    I have to say that I am one of those who wishes I hadn't found out so soon. Though that said, I was so excited at the though of being pg I tested early just in case. Maybe next time I'll wait, or not?????

    The wait until 12 weeks is 'killing' me, and I'm only half way there!!!

    I can't wait to tell everyone but want to be careful in case of m/c. I know there is still a risk after 12 weeks but it is less.

    Joy.

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