Jump to content

Anyone still getting cramps?

  • Please log in to reply
25 replies to this topic

#1 Mr-Salt

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:51 PM

Like the title says. When AF was due for me I really thought she would turn up at any minute I had cramping and pms. When it didn't show and I got my BFP I still had cramping although its getting less now. Mostly in my lower back like AF but lighter. Has anyone else got this still? It's making me worry a lot even though I read its normal.

#2 Mr-Salt

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:54 PM

Also when does morning sickness start? How dumb to worry about not having morning sickness I know but I read its better to have it. A healthier pregnancy?..

#3 Cranky Kitten

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:09 PM

I haven't felt any cramps, but m/s doesn't usually start for me until 8-10 weeks in. I have heard some people never get sick at all but still have healthy babies though.

#4 teatime

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:26 AM

I am still quite crampy with a constant backache Tigerlilly.

With DS the m/s kicked in at 6weeks and lasted until about 17-18weeks but it is different for everyone. As horrible as it was it was reassuring IYKWIM.

#5 gmc88

Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:15 AM

Hi OP,
I was having cramp like feelings on my sides from virtually as soon as I had found out. My doc did say it is very normal as your body starts very early on preparing itself for bubby, in saying this, it did not ease my mind I still worry although ironically on Wednesday it started to settle with now just the odd twinge here and there yay lol!
Also, my cramp like feelings were more like I had pulled a muscle as opposed to period pains, is this what your feeling?
I will tell you though after orgasming you can cramp a little and get this weird feeling but I've asked the girls on here who say it is all normal so don't worry to much about that either, mine settled about 20 - 30 minutes after with no spotting or bleeding.
I hope this is helpful, sounds like your a little like me where it's hitting a little harder than some rolleyes.gif

Edited by gmc88, 04 January 2013 - 06:17 AM.

#6 Mr-Salt

Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:16 AM

I guess I should stop worrying about everything. It's hard not to when you have never been PG before every twitch, ache or tug makes you worry!

ETA GMC88 yes! Like sometimes feels like I have a stitch too! And I felt that stitch feeling from about 9 dpo I think. But sometimes it just feels like light AF ones too.

Edited by Tiger-lily, 04 January 2013 - 06:22 AM.

#7 kmdoll

Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:17 AM

I get cramps too. It was actually what made me think I was pregnant, as I had what I thought was my AF a week early, but it was just a 4 day long implantation bleed. Cramps were one of my few symptoms last time too. They lasted about two days and now it's the occasional twinge and backache here and there. I wouldn't worry unless you were bleeding at all, it's just your body preparing itself.

#8 Nepheline

Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:25 AM

Yep I'm getting quite a few 'twangs' and mild cramps, as well as stitch like feelings and and mild back ache.

It was worse in the first week but seems to be settling down now....No M/S yet and I'm 5weeks 5 days today.

#9 ~Bells~

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

I've been getting them on and off. I'm told it's normal. But it still worries me a bit.

Edited by ~Bells~, 04 January 2013 - 04:32 PM.

#10 Missy3686

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

It's my first pregnancy too. I was crampy on and off for a few weeks or so after I found out 3w6d. My morning sickness kicked in at 5w4d and so far hasn't really stopped 26w1d. Just about everyone i've spoken too tells me they were never sick at all - no fair!!  sick.gif

*this came up in recent topics - which is why i posted, not realizing it's the wrong dig... baby brain... lol

Edited by Missy3686, 04 January 2013 - 06:10 PM.

#11 Mr-Salt

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

That's ok thanks for your replies i feel reassured original.gif I think a lot of my pains today are gas related lol gross!

#12 cassidysmummy

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

Didnt have any MS with DD and she was perfectly Healthy original.gif Fingers X dont get it with this one original.gif

#13 *Natski82*

Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

Not so far with this pregnancy but I did with the other DD1 & DD2, so bad infact with DD1 it put me in hospital for a few days.

It is mostly normal and if there is not bleeding I wouldnt be too worried.

#14 EllaBellaAU

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:06 PM

QUOTE (Tiger-lily @ 04/01/2013, 08:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's ok thanks for your replies i feel reassured original.gif I think a lot of my pains today are gas related lol gross!

Ahhh, I'm hearin' you! First time for me too, so I really don't know what to expect LOL

#15 fjc12

Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

I still get them on and off too, don't think we need to worry unless there was bleeding too X

I still get them on and off too, don't think we need to worry unless there was bleeding too X

I still get them on and off too, don't think we need to worry unless there was bleeding too X

#16 sleepyerin

Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

I had cramps for a lot of the first trimester last time, but it was totally normal. I've had a bit so far this time, but not as much as last time.

As for ms, that was one of the reasons I tested, but then I had it from 4 weeks-ish to 26 weeks last time. It's different for everyone and even in the same person over different pregnancies, so try not to compare yourself and your symptoms to other people too much if it doesn't make you feel better. If it makes you feel better though, go for it!

#17 Choufleur

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

Tiger-Lily I had no MS with DD at all, and so far this time none either. She was a perfectly healthy baby (although one older woman at work did try to scare me with that whole if you don't have m/s you'll miscarry story).

I had a few cramps about 10 days ago when I was convinced I was p/g and some back pain (not like AF) but nothing much else symptom-wise.

#18 Mr-Salt

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:56 AM

Well my cramping has stopped only the slight twinge here and there now and my BBs aren't even as tender (I could lay on my stomach!) I have been feeling kind of quesy yesterday afternoon and this morning with a loss of appetite which is strange because I've been so hungry

#19 hanz33

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

I have no morning sickness yet and it worries me to. I  don't really have any cramps but did around week 4 when I didn't know I was preggers.

#20 jcw21

Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:28 PM

I think the stats are that around 80% of women get MS so I wouldn't worry too much if you don't, you are just one of the very lucky ones :-)

I counted myself very lucky last time, I was nauseous and exhausted for about the first 13 weeks, but I could still function, I know some stories of people who get it really bad which must be so awful

#21 gmc88

Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:02 PM

DW has had cramps on and off, more so off.

Her boobs are really sore, like really really sore, and she gets tired every now and then.

Were not worried, if something bad will happen it will happen, theres no point being nervous over something that may happen.
Just be positive, and as long as there is no blood your good!

Also, each day is one day closer to your next baby goal!

Mr GMC88

#22 bec_1108

Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:46 PM

I'm 4 weeks + 3 days and I'm getting AF style cramps. I keep expecting to find blood every time I go to the toilet.

I feel a little nauseous when I'm hungry, which seems to be all the time! Although my appetite has gone a bit too.

#23 Klj1

Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:18 PM

Hey guys, just dropping in from the October thread. Can anyone tell me if they got cramps in week 6? Mine are a dull ache above the pelvis bone for the last few days...

#24 Gambit la Feralé

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:11 PM

Yeah I'm 8 weeks tomorrow and I'm still getting on and off cramps. Sometimes when i move suddenly i get a sharp twinge in my groin on one side or the other.  I've had a scan a couple of days ago and all is well.  It's all just stretching and round ligament pain. original.gif

#25 Water Dragon

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

I'm 11wks and still getting them, but not often anymore.

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users


First look at Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Baby

Bridget is now in her 40s and is a successful publishing executive - but also has a pregnancy to contend with as well.

Newlyweds send bill to no-show guests

Planning a wedding can be stressful – and, as most newlyweds can attest, it can be very costly, too.

Claire Danes: acting out postnatal depression was difficult

Actress Claire Danes found it difficult pretending to have postnatal depression in Homeland, as she had just become a new mother herself.

Sneak peek: Geleeo self-cooling pram & high chair liners

We just spotted Geleeo, a brand new self-cooling pram liner you can buy in time for summer.

The moment a 92-year-old meets her great grandaughter

It's a heart-warming photo this family will treasure forever.

How to prepare for breastfeeding when you're still pregnant

While every woman's breastfeeding journey is different, many hurdles are shared. Knowing what to expect will enable you to make informed decisions if - or when - you meet challenges along the way.

Win a Family Farm Trip with Shaun the Sheep

To celebrate the Home Entertainment release of Shaun the Sheep Movie, Essential Kids and Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are offering one winner and their family a holiday to a farm.

Sneak peek: new Love Mae bamboo dinnerware designs

We do love ourselves some brand new designs in tried and true products. The renowned bamboo dinnerware from Love Mae has just had several more members join the family, in addition to a brand new website.

Mum who killed paedophile gets reduced sentence

A mother-of-five who killed a paedophile has had her jail sentence reduced by a judge who described her case as a "truly exceptional" one.

Win a Justine Clarke Pyjama Jam! prize pack

The Pyjama Jam! tour will see Justine Clarke returning to more intimate venues around Australia, creating the perfect comfy and cozy atmosphere for a PJ party.

Toddler's silent debate with mum about naptime

He might not utter a single word - but this toddler is having a great debate with his mother about nap time.

Silence is golden ... or is it?

Silence is golden, or so the saying goes. But when it comes to children, quite the opposite is true.

Awards 2015: Vote now for a chance to win $2000

Vote for your favourite pregnancy, baby and toddler products for your chance to win your share of $2500 in cash prizes.

Scientists identify potential birth control 'pill' for men

Two drugs that help suppress the immune system in organ transplant patients may have a future as the long-sought birth control "pill" for men, new research suggests.

Running for beginners: taking the first steps

It's that time of year when the weather warms up and there's more opportunity to get out and go for a jog.

Tips for turning yourself into a morning person

Mornings are a great time to spend time in reflection or to get outside and get moving.

Thousands sign petition for unborn babies killed by domestic violence

Almost 8000 people have signed a petition calling for a law to recognise unborn babies killed by domestic violence in NSW.

Pregnant Sarah Harris tells body-shamers to 'get stuffed'

Television presenter Sarah Harris has a message for anyone who tries to body-shame pregnant women or new mums.

In defence of 'brexting'

Mums spend literally hours a day with a baby attached to their boob, or giving them a bottle. Surely they don't all need to be spent looking at the baby?

How a fellow passenger made a mum's day on a flight

As any parent who has ever travelled with a baby knows it can be a daunting experience. The stares and attitude of unsympathetic fellow travellers only serve to make the journey even more stressful. 


What's hot on EB

Stella McCartney honours mum with lacy bra

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has honoured her late mum, Linda McCartney, by designing a special bra for post-mastectomy patients.

Don't panic: A granddad midwife's guide for dads-to-be

Mark Harris has helped deliver 500 babies. And he's now telling fathers what to expect.

How to be a calm parent when you're feeling anything but

Being a calm parent takes a lot of work, sometimes more than is obvious to those around us.

The joy and isolation of being a stay-at-home dad

It's cool, kind of like a second childhood. I love him to bits and think, on average, I'm an okay dad. But I also want to talk about the other stuff.

How baby Teddy's short life is helping save thousands of lives

He may have only lived for 100 minutes, but that didn't stop baby Teddy from saving the lives of others.

A heartbreaking trail of missed chances in death of baby forgotten in car

A haunting reminder to stay mindful about babies in cars, especially as we approach summer.

What to do if your baby has tongue-tie

Tongue-tie can cause feeding problems. However once it is diagnosed, the condition can be easily treated.

How to move house without losing your mind

Some people move frequently, while others like to stay put. But everyone finds it stressful.

'She had nowhere to go': how new mum's life began to unravel

The birth of her first child should have been happiest of times for Campsie mother Phuong Cao, but friends say it marked the beginning of when her life began to unravel. 

Women giving birth to a son keep some of his Y chromosomes

It was an experiment doomed to failure - they were looking for male cells in female bodies. And their search was stunningly successful.

Photos: How babies fit in the womb

A gorgeous photo series shows babies in the first hours after their birth - as they were positioned in the womb.

Baby tries to persuade stubborn bulldog to walk, fails

We don't know what he's saying, but this baby has a very clear message for his bulldog pal: let's walk - NOW.

The best toddler gift ever? Nine gender-neutral play kitchen picks

Without a doubt, one of the best gifts for a toddler turning two or three is a play kitchen.

9 easy steps to improve your baby photography

With a few simple tips you can take your images from random happy snaps to lovely clean images that create beautiful lasting memories.



What are your favourite baby products?

The Essential Baby Awards are on now, and we need your help! Have your say on your top picks and you'll go in the draw to win a share of $2500.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.