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#1 of 15 Old 01-07-2011, 07:56 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone else experience period like cramping? It started the day after I was expecting my period and it's been pretty regular since then. No spotting or any other questionable symptoms ... just the usual pregnancy stuff: queasiness, bloated, peeing a lot....  I don't remember having this with my first, but then again I forgot about the diarrhea that would wake me up in the middle of the night during my first trimester. My husband, however, did not forget about that. irked.gif


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My sister had it again for her second and had totally forgot she had it for weeks with her first.. I had to remind her. I had the same last pregnancy and again this time.. for about the first month. When it started I hadn't tested yet so I thought my period was coming.. but it lasted days and days.. so finally I tested!! Happy day!

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I have been cramping since 7 dpo and I'm now at 14 - it feels like AF is coming but she is never late and I got a BFP when I tested.  I don't remember feeling this way with my other 2, but I don't really remember the early days of pregnancy (probably because I didn't realize I was pregnant.)  I was checking constantly today to make sure AF did not show, because of the cramping.  But I talked to a friend who is 6 months pregnant and she said she had the same thing as did another friend who just had a baby.  I also looked it up on-line and the consensus is that it is "normal" and due to the uterus growing.

I am also making constant trips to the bathroom - I think the cramping is causing that too.

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I've had cramping since about 6 dpo.  I will be five weeks tomorrow and it has started to subside a bit in the last week.  I do still have a rather persistent lower backache and round ligament pain if I twist the wrong way.  I think it's totally normal to have a lot of period-type symptoms early on.

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I freaked out because I get cramps when I nurse, but my midwife told me it was perfectly normal to get them during nursing or otherwise.

 

 

 

 


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I've been cramping for over a week.


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I am having cramping too, that combined with increased vaginal secretions definitely freaks me out sometimes that I am getting my period. However I have had no spotting, which I hope stays that way. I am somewhat embarrassed to admit I have had an aversion to having a bowel movement because I have worried thoughts that I will somehow start my period. I know, it is ridiculous.


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I keep running to the bathroom to check.  You made me laugh -- I keep worrying I'll start my period somehow, too!
 

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I am having cramping too, that combined with increased vaginal secretions definitely freaks me out sometimes that I am getting my period. However I have had no spotting, which I hope stays that way. I am somewhat embarrassed to admit I have had an aversion to having a bowel movement because I have worried thoughts that I will somehow start my period. I know, it is ridiculous.



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Yep, I have it too. I know I had it a lot with DD also (and even some spotting too) so I was expecting it this time.  But, yep, just like others said it feels like my periods coming but, thankfully, it never shows up. 


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I would not call my cramps-- but I do get some pain and unusual sensations down in my lower abdomen throughout the day, on and off. My midwife said unless they get stronger, or I start bleeding, I should not worry. I think a lot of mine comes from gas, and other bowel issues that I am having due to my increase in hormones. Try to keep calm, get lots of rest and take care of yourself by eating right and drinking a lot of water; it sounds hard, but it will help!

 

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Oh yeah. This is my only early pg symptom so far...feels like af is right around the corner. Strange. I'm only 14 dpo smile.gif

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Yes, the dreaded cramping.  Freaks me out, but its mostly intestinal for me.  It was really bad with my last pregnancy due to having to take antibiotics for a uti.  Not fun.  The last couple days I've been feeling much better.


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Ive been cramping for weeks, sometimes pretty intense. No bleeding or spotting, just odd wiggly cramping.

 


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Same here!  Some days I wear panty liners thinking my period is coming because the cramping is so intense.  This is my 6th pregnancy and I had no cramping the time I miscarried so I think cramping is a good sign :)


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Not much so far, but I had a lot of cramping with my first and third pregnancies.  With my first, I was sure something awful was happening--I must have told my husband 20 times that I was sure I was miscarrying.  With my third, the cramping started the night before my period was due and went on for several weeks.  Both were uneventful pregnancies.thumb.gif

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