Originally Posted by AllyRae
Thank you everyone...
It's let up a little...I wonder if it was just a combination of Bran nursing a lot and him moving around in bed a lot last night (meaning I was also all over the bed last night). Maybe that's why my back hurts too?
It does sound like it could be a combination of the two.
When you nurse, your uterus contracts slightly (it contracts much harder when you're having an orgasm than when nursing, so if you're OK to have sex, nursing is perfectly fine :LOL ) and some moms who nurse through pregnancy (and some who don't!) find that when their nurslings are nursing frequently they feel crampy or sometimes just tight in the uterine area. In early pregnancy that, combined with your suddenly expanding uterus can amplify the effects. It's not bad or harmful, just annoying.
This is the third time nursing through pregnancy (the second time tandem nursing through pregnancy!) and I'm so used to it it didn't even register when you mentioned that you were crampy! Sorry!