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#1 Zhen

Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:47 PM


i am very new to this forum.
i just got the blood test show that i have pregnancy sign. this is my first pregnancy and in around 4weeks...
however i occasionally will feel cramp (feel like period cramp) and also will feel kind of discomfort near both side of my belly button area (like stretch and pinch feeling).
i was very worried and scared, went to see gp but he said it is quite normal as fetus is growing and expand the uterus.
wonder if anyone can share any similiar experience? unsure.gif

#2 Red Mollie

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:57 PM

QUOTE (Zhen @ 12/12/2012, 02:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

i am very new to this forum.
i just got the blood test show that i have pregnancy sign. this is my first pregnancy and in around 4weeks...
however i occasionally will feel cramp (feel like period cramp) and also will feel kind of discomfort near both side of my belly button area (like stretch and pinch feeling).
i was very worried and scared, went to see gp but he said it is quite normal as fetus is growing and expand the uterus.
wonder if anyone can share any similiar experience? unsure.gif

I'm getting the same thing and also quite worried. I guess I'll just have to wait for the ultrasound next week.
Glad to hear your GP was reasurring, good luck!

#3 jge

Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:44 PM

Hi ladies - I've been experiencing the same thing since just before my period was due (I'm now 5ish weeks). GP said it was normal - and while every now and then it freaks me out because it feels a bit like a period starting, to be honest I've kind of liked being able to 'feel something'. At least I know something's going on in there original.gif

Hope everything is going well for you both!

#4 Missy Shelby

Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:52 PM

Definitely felt something similar in my first pregnancy.  My dr actually sent me off for an ultrasound just to make sure that it wasn't an ectopic pregnancy, it wasn't all was good.

In my subsequent pregnancies it was no where near as noticeable as I think everything had been stretched before.

#5 Starposs

Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:05 PM

Absolutely normal. I have had it with both my pregnanices, this time seems worse than my 1st time! My GP has assured me all is ok and its normal original.gif

Edited by Starposs, 17 December 2012 - 06:43 PM.

#6 Mishi_c

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:51 PM

That's great to hear, I have period-like cramps, and a sore back.

#7 Mishi_c

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

That's great to hear, I have period-like cramps, and a sore back.

Edited by Mishi_c, 17 December 2012 - 04:53 PM.

#8 ruchi

Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:52 PM

Hello everyone..I am 5 weeks 2 days pregnant and also experienced severe lower abdomen pains much like cramps felt during periods. Just after i missed my period date i had a lot of pain for 4-5 days and was very worried. The doctor did a blood test and measured HCG hormone level...i think it was 517 when i was 4 weeks 4days pregnant and asked me to again have a blood test done within 48 hrs to check if its doubles or not. Went again for a blood test and hormone levels doubled. Now from last 2 days my abdominal pain has eased a lot..also my GP asked if i cant bear the pain i can take panadol. Atleast now the severe pain has gone so thats not worrying me. Have my 6 weeks scan end of this week and excited for that! Regards

#9 tess840

Posted 25 December 2012 - 01:02 PM

Thank god!!! I was worried when i had had really bad stomach cramps they didn't seem to last long (a few mins) and only occurred 2-3 times a day!! Thanks all for letting me know that this is happening to others and is normal!! Sounds like I am getting all the un desirable pregnancy symptoms.....lucky me!!!

I think my partner is starting to think I am a hypochondriac lol!!!

#10 im-am

Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:26 PM

The period like craps and some achiness is completely fine, GP said its from all of the growing and stetching. I tend to get it more after a bg meal or lifting something a big heavy / swimming a few laps. I was told that yoga (prenatal) is very good for stretching down there.

#11 tess840

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:34 AM

Hi all , thought I would post an update, I eventually went to see my Doc yesterday as the cramps were really bad (Waking me up in the middle of the night etc) He was not sure and said I should not be getting pain and that perhaps it is a stomach bug (lucky me) but as long as there is no bleeding should be all good  biggrin.gif  He has sent me for a scan earlier (Booked in for Monday).

He also told me to cut out stimulants (Tea, coffee etc) and lactose or fatty foods and just eat soups.

So far today I have been cramp free yay!!

Anyway thought I would let everyone know in case they are having the same dramas. Will let you all know how my scan goes on Monday  biggrin.gif


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