I'm at week 15 now, and have been getting moderate dull cramping on and off for a while now, and the midwife says that's normal.
Today I got a few "stabbing" sort of cramps, the kind where it feels like someone is jabbing something into your uterus. They lasted less than 30 seconds each, and there have only been a few, but I'm trying to decide when/if I should call the midwife. There's no bleeding or any other symptoms, but they were sharp enough that I bent over in pain when one struck while walking.
It's been about 20 minutes since the last one struck... does this sound normal? Or should I call up the midwife's after-hours line?
I read about Braxton-Hicks contractions, but the description of what that feels like didn't sound right, and since this is my first pregnancy it's also pretty early for those to start.