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Hello! I've never miscarried, just being paranoid I'm sure, but at 4 weeks pregnant does anyone else have an achy feeling and occaisonal painful twinges in the uterus area? Less painful than period cramps, just enough for me to notice and worry...<br><br>
thanks for any wisdom!!<br><br>
Also, does anyone know things you can do to help ward off miscarriage...?
 

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Thats exactly how I felt when I found out I was pregnant. I was ache and sore.. a few shaper twinges.. almost like a really dull round ligament pain... I think its totally normal.
 

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I had this with my first and I still have it w/ this one. It can be disconcerting at times but I think unless it comes in waves and is pretty painful all is well.<br><br>
And no, there is nothing you can do to ward off a miscarriage aside from taking a prenatal vitamin that contains at folic acid, eating well and avoiding the obvious (alcohol, street drugs, certain prescriptions, cigarettes, etc.) I am sure everything will be fine!
 

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7 weeks today and still have a dull ache...not constant, but definitely happening. Every once in a while, yes, I'll get the occasional pain or twinge. I also believe it's totally normal. I didn't believe it then, but I'm still pregnant... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I had those pains especially with my first which made me paranoid. They are normal. It's your uterus and ligaments expanding.
 

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I'm 5 weeks and I've had this CONSTANTLY! I don't remember feeling this way with my last 3 pg (2 of which were m/c's), so I don't think it really means anything. It's just vaguely uncomfortable.<br><br>
Also, I was always nauseous early on. This time... not a whiff of nausea... yet. I feel very "unpregnant." I seem to be a little more hungry, but not expanding in the waist yet. This is also strange because I remember going up a pant size immediately when I had my daughter. I have a hard time accepting that each pg is different. I feel like they should all be the same.
 

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I'm the same way. Its pretty much the only way I can tell I'm pregnant. I'm very lucky so far to not have any morning sickness. Lots of dull aches & pains though.
 

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Not long after I discovered I was pg my last time, I started having sharp pains like you describe, but all on the right side. I spent all morning at work one day totally convinced that I must have an ectopic pregnancy. I ran in the door after work to research my pains online, only to learn what the others have said here, that it is completely normal & just our ligaments stretching & preparing themselves for the crazy proportions they will soon be growing into! I have them this time too. Since I know now that they are a fine & dandy thing, I like them! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> They remind me that something amazing is going on down there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Wow! I thought it was my imagination.<br>
These feel just like ligament pains, but since I am only 5 weeks I was sure it could not be true
 

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yup, have had tightening/mild crampy pains too pretty consistently through about 5 wks. They've subsided over the last few days (I'm 6 wks today).
 

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yep, I've been having these 'stretchy' kinda feelings.. similar to menstrual pains but not quite as intense.
 
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