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My midwife is stumped, so I was wondering if anyone else has experienced something like this. A bit of history so far... I had cramping from about week 5 - 8. When I found out the Red Raspberry tea I was drinking might be the culprit, I stopped. Apparently some people reactly badly to it - guess I was one of them.<br><br>
Anyway, the bad cramping I was getting during the day stopped. Now, about 2-3 times a week I am getting one really bad cramp in the middle of the night. It is a low, menstual type cramp that lasts about 15 minutes. The first few times it happened right after I went pee, so I was wondering if it was related to my bladder being too full/empty or something.<br><br>
Anyone else have a similar experience? It is kind of freaking me out, not to mention really putting a strain on my sleeping as mind starts racing when it happens.<br><br>
Thanks for any input,<br><br>
Michelle
 

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Do you think you're getting enough water? I had a few cramps early on and when I asked my NP about it, she seemed to feel like I might not be getting enough water. She said that the uterus hates to be dry and tends to contract when it is, or something. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Much as it sucks to get up and pee all night, you might try drinking more water.<br><br>
I do have very light cramps occasionally after I pee or something and I figure that it's everything sort of settling back down.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Do you think you're getting enough water? I had a few cramps early on and when I asked my NP about it, she seemed to feel like I might not be getting enough water. She said that the uterus hates to be dry and tends to contract when it is, or something. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Much as it sucks to get up and pee all night, you might try drinking more water.<br><br>
I do have very light cramps occasionally after I pee or something and I figure that it's everything sort of settling back down.</div>
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I do try to drink lots of water during the day. Maybe I need to drink more? I did decide to drink all the water I would need <i>before</i> I went to bed last night. Because otherwise I keep drinking everytime I wake up and it is just a vicious cycle of peeing and drinking all night long. I have been so tired the past week because I am not getting any sleep.<br><br>
I also don't understand how I can be peeing 4-5 times a night already. Good grief. I knew the last few months of pregnancy I wouldn't be sleeping much, but I didn't realize it would start so soon. Work sucks when I am this tired. Sorry for being so whiny.
 

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Well, I guess if you're not used to drinking that much your body can take a while to get used to it. But it seems like I was peeing more at that stage, and now at 16wks, it's eased up a little.<br><br>
All I know is that my NP asked how much I was drinking, I proudly proclaimed that it was 100 oz a day, and she told me that I needed more. Bummer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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It sound like what happened to me about a month back. I freaked out and posted here about it as well.<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=645714" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=645714</a><br>
See the 1st response to my post.
 
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