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cramps: when does a person legitimately freak out?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

I really haven't had any issues with cramping until the last two days. I am 7 weeks today and noticed them for a while this afternoon, then on and off. The pain is mild and I've had no spotting. Everything I read says it's normal, that my uterus is growing and changing and it's natural to have some discomfort. I am trying to relax but it's hard. I hear a lot about people cramping in the week or two after they find out, but seven weeks seems a bad time. Has anyone BTDT?

post #2 of 9

(nak)

 

just posted this in the other thread, but could you be dehydrated?

post #3 of 9

The book I have says to call your doctor if the pain is severe or persistent (i.e. doesn't come and go in waves) or if it's accompanied by spotting. Otherwise, it's likely just part of normal shifting/stretching of your uterus.

 

I'm at 6.5 weeks and I still get cramping, particularly if I move in certain ways.

post #4 of 9

I hope everything is alright. So long as there's no spotting, I really wouldn't think it's anything to worry about. 

 

That said, this is why I posted a thread about cramping just a few days ago. My cramps with both my son and this pregnancy are ridiculously intense. But, apparently normal for me. And by intense, I mean to the point of waking me out of sleep, and getting me quite nervous. But, really, I think so long as there's no spotting present, then everything is probably normal. 

post #5 of 9

This is baby #4 for me, and have never had cramping except for this time.  Plus - I honestly can't even call it cramping....I just get this one weird, dull aching spot in my left groin about twice each day.  It's so hard to describe.  I'm hoping everything is okay...my 1sst appt. isn't until next Tuesday.

post #6 of 9

This is baby #1 for me, so everything is kinda in the "is this normal??" category for me.  Cramping has been one of my main symptoms and I am 6W4D, so I think it must be ok.  I just keep telling myself as long as there is no spotting and I generally still feel like crap every day, I am sure it's fine, lol.

post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by janellody View Post

   I just keep telling myself as long as there is no spotting and I generally still feel like crap every day, I am sure it's fine, lol.


loI - I don't have issues with the cramping but still that 1st trimester uneasiness and I too tell myself if I still feel like crap everyday things must be going well ;)

post #8 of 9

Yesterday the cramping was so bad it felt like the very beginning of labor. I was starting to freak out also. I was half tempted to go to the ER just so I could make sure every thing was ok.

I laid down and rubbed the area and they subsided eventually. I remember getting bad cramps with my first pregnancy, but I thought with this being #4 I wouldn't have them so bad.

post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the reassurance. I spoke to the nurse at my OB/midwife group and she said the same type of thing. It's an unsettling feeling but I guess as time goes on and no ill comes of it, I relax slightly. Slightly. rolleyes.gif

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