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#1 of 5 Old 01-18-2011, 01:56 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi ladies!  I hope to be joining soon - I just got my first BFP today!!! 


My question is this - how much cramping is normal?  I started cramping yesterday, so I was sure I would get a BFN today.  But instead I did get a BFP (3, actually).  The cramping has continued today - it feels like day-of-AF cramps, but not consistent, just off and on.   


Is this normal?   It's taken me 13 long months to get a BFP, I want everything to be okay and am stressing out. 

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#2 of 5 Old 01-18-2011, 02:44 PM
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Hi & huge congratulations to you! 


What you describe sounds exactly like what I feel with each pregnancy. At the verrry beginning I get cramps that feel identical to AF cramps. They worry me everytime! I just got my BFP last night (3 of them, too! lol), and today am feeling on & off AF-like cramps.


Try not to worry! It's normal. :)

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Sounds normal :)  Congratulations!

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My last pregnancy, my third, I started getting cramps the night before my period was due, and had them for several weeks.  I recall a bit of cramping with my first as well.  But not my second and, so far, not much this time.  I wouldn't worry.

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Val I am so glad to see you here from the Fabulous One Thread!!!   I am DDC crashing (due in August) but sometimes lurk on the September/July boards to see what the ladies are chatting about. 


Congratulations on your BFP!!! So thrilled for you!!!!

Lauren (28) married to DH (28) 11/4/2007.  Expecting our little peanut August 22, 2011!
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