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I am 4 weeks and 4 days and am having crampings most of the day for the last 4 days. some are stronger than others. I have just been told to go on bed rest for the time being and try not too worry but I m scared that I will lose this babe. Does any one know if this is common? I am very emotional and can't stop crying as well as being tired and hardly hold my eyes open a lot of the time :sleeping: .
Sounds like you need a big hug! :hugs:
Some cramping can be normal during early pregnancy. I personally had some cramping, especially when my period was due or when I would have been ovulating.
I know its hard but just try to rest as much as possible and dont stress. :)
If you get concerned just go back to your doctor.
:hugs: Hi Dawn, i had cramping too when i found out i was pregnant. It is scary cause you always think the worst. Just rest and put your feet up! If your concerned call your doctor!! Take care. Big hugs to you,:hugs: .
thanks , I am going to a fertility clinic as we had trouble conceiving they said it was ligaments but it was a nurse that had only been there 6 months and don't nhave confidence in her. I am having reg HCG tests and am on progesterone pessaries as well. I am just really scared about it and losing this much wanted baby. I have a scan on 30th March and that just seems like eternity away. :crying:
Hi:) Hugs to you:hugs: I hope eveything turns out OK. I have had lots of cramping in all my pregnancies and I have 2 healthy boys and this one seems to have settled down now...phew! I hope everything turns out OK for you! Here;s a link to a similar thread I posted a while ago, it seems alot of people have pains in early pregnancy. Let us know how you get on:)
hi and thank you for your supprot. I have just read throught the thread you sent me. I guess am so worried as this is all new to me. There was a lot of good stuff.:)
I gues just keep thinking will miscarry or have ectopic or some thing. Once I get used to the idea and things calm down abit then might feel bit better.
Try not to worry *hug* cramping is normal for the first 12 weeks. I cramped with all of my kids ;) it was like the verge of af constantly!
I appreciate your support. It is just so nerve racking......
cramping is very normal in the first trimester.
i am 10 weeks pregnant with #2 and every time i move a certain way or get up too quick, i feel like im tearing momentarily!
i also experienced this with bubba #1 and i also feel as if i was going to lose bubs. when they began, i went to my gp straight away and he told me that it was just growing pains and my body adjusting to bubs!
im sure your bubba is very strong and very healthy!
Thanks for that, yes i feel like if I move too quickly or do too much have to lie down for a bit. Touch wood it is not as bad today.:yelclap: May be just have to be bit more mind ful and aware of it. Congrats on your babe.
You and I are exactly at the same stage in our pregnancy's I am also due 15th Nov.
I am suffering cramps also but I don't remember if I had them with my 1st. I am also freaking out but I have other issues, don't want to hi-jack your thread so will be posting one of my own but I will be thinking of you.
As everyone else has said, try to rest and not stress too much, easier said than done I know but it is fairly normal for cramps as its about the same time your af is due which makes sense.
Lots and lots of :hugs: :hugs: for you. See you in the Nov 06 thread.
Thats cool that we are the same dates.
The cramps are ok today so making the most of it.:thumbsup:
Cramping seems to be bit better today but the sicky feeling more prominent. How are you all doing?
Hi Dawn, im so glad your cramping has settle down, you`ll also get pain due to your uterus growing. Its a good sign if your getting nausea, (so my doctor told me) Im 7weeks and 5 days and ive been getting bad m/s and ive has pulling pains near my ovaries but its just everything ajusting to pregancy, All the best and see if you can get an early scan if your worried.:thumbsup:
TOTALLY NORMAL! I had cramps throughout my pregnancy and I thought it was ectopic, m/c, etc! I was a bundle of nerves! Then they did a normal ultrasound and there was nothing there! Of course they forgot to tell me that you won't see anything at 5 weeks on a normal ultrasound because it's so small. Man did I ball that day! So they did a HCG and all was well....stoopid Dr's!:mad:
So yes, a healthy baby boy resulted from the 8.5months of cramps I got! Try not to stress about it, all is good :p HUGS! :hugs:
Thanks so much for the reassurance everyone. I am feeling ok but its nice to now that there is somewhere where we can all go and get support.
First I will give you a big hug :kiss: . I have had six miscarriages. All of these failed at six weeks. We have managed to have a very beautiful daughter. With my 5th miscarriage I used the progesterone pessaries they helped the pregnancy. You have to stop stressing. This will mean sit down get someone to come and help out. Cooking, cleaning etc. Someone non stressing. Put the phone on message bank and any situations that you know will even slightly stress you out avoid. Whether it be having people come and visit. Lay down and even if you watch videos and listen to music that makes you happy then do it! It was very hard during my pregnancy with Faith. I wasn't allowed to travel during the first 16 weeks. People could only come around after this time. I had mum come and help clean and hubby cooked. I had hubby inject me with Clexane every day in my stomach. Went on 4 different food restrictions. Wasn't allowed baths/ swims or even sex. Basically was rapped up in cotton wool. Your local blood centre can come to your house to do weekly levels to check if your HCG levels are increasing. If you want to pay you can have a scan as early as 4 1/2 weeks like I did. 5 weeks showed a heart beat and they could tell from that early how healthy it should be eg if correct size for that stage. I ended up have 7 ultrsounds with Faith because I was worried. Take it easy. Don't think for a minute that it is a miscarriage. If you start bleeding then get HCG levels checked and ultrasound straight away. Anything to ease your mind. I know lots of other women that had cramping and bleeding throughout their entire pregancy and still had healthy beautiful children. I will keep my fingers crossed :fingerscrossed: . Just remember to relax relax relax.
Thanks for that. I wish that DH would listen to what I am saying and stop stressing me out, he doesn't seem to even be remotely interested in keeping my stress levels down and consequnecly I have been in tears nearly every day since I found out I was pregnant. He lets me cook clean tidy the house and do dishes and unless I actually ask him he won't do a B....Y thing.He is panicing because we dono't own our own house and he wants to buy as ap dispite no deposit, doesn't want a new home etc etc etc. Have had enough, alot of the time I think I would be better off withour him and just raise the baby on my own. Feel very down about the whole thing.:crying:
Being pregnant makes you say and think out your usual style. So I know what you are saying. We don't own our home but after hearing all the fights couples have over houses and comparing the price of buying a house (say the same as what we are renting) we would be paying more in house repayments then rent. We have actually sat with a financial consultant. I am not worried though because I like what I have at the moment. Ask him for more help, show him this forum - thread. It might help. You never know he might have questions. Dean got payback after the pregnancy. He said it was like a cyclone hitting. He had helped for so long he had forgotten what it was like for me to clean, cook etc. He was so happy that he got a break and quite frankly I got sick of having everyone do it for me. Not that I wasn't grateful but you have your own way of doing things. Talk to your doctor. The thing you have to remember is you now have a baby no matter how far gone you are. You don't own a house the baby is now a responsibility for you both (it takes two to tango) . Saying that do you really think you will have the deposit for the house within the next 8 months? Do you think with the stress that goes hand in hand for work that you will keep this baby? As you are already stressing your answer will probably be no to the second one. Hence the reason my doctor told me to give up work. He was fantastic. I phoned one day after I received a stressing phone call and told him. He scolded me and said "Now do as I say, put the phone on message bank" he then spoke to Dean and told him that we are both now his responsibility that all coversations must go through him. But it was the only way it had to be done. I know you are having a bad day and that you probably don't mean what you say about your partner. I had many a day like that. Consider the possibilty that he might not know how you feel and sometimes men need you to point it out to them and if that doesn't work sometimes an outsider can help them see it from a different perspective. Good luck. Please stop stressing.
THANKS for your support.:hugs:
It means a lot. I don't tink that he realises any of what you said. The bugger just ignores me unless he is talking to the about the baby and since the row haven't heard 2 words out of him dispite saying sorry for my part in it ....he just said ok. I have tried to tell him that I don't need this stress but he is stubborn and won't see that. I don't know what else to do really. Keep trying maybe. Keeping in mind this is the man that wants e back at work 3 months after baby is born and not prepared to help around the house so therefore yours truely would be doing everything. He has to help, but no matter what I say he just dismisses it.
I don't know, ...........................:(
My cramping comes and goes and some days is worse than others esp in the evening or if have sat too long in one position. I am getting used to it now. It is my first abby and I don't know any diff. It is a bit weird not getting my monthly though as was so regular. Still in shock that am going to have a baby of my own! hope everyone else is ok
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