Hi girls! Im only 4.5 weeks with my first baby. Its been a long and painful journey to get here and Im freaking out a bit.
Ive had period like cramps for over a week but they have calmed down a bit today. I also keep getting stitch like pain on either side, particulaly if I laugh or sneeze!
I basically have some sort if pain/cramp 24/7 and it's making me nervous!!
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11-08-2012 16:09 #1
Stitch like pain
11-08-2012 16:21 #2
It's easy for me to say try to relax when in real life I know it's impossible.. With of being 4.5weeks it's pretty normal to have cramps, twinges and minor pain.. I had it with my first 3 DDs..
A big congrats and best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy
11-08-2012 16:22 #3
Firstly, congratulations on your pregnancy! With both my boys I had a sharp pain on the side, much like period pain which I think was implantation pain. It sounds like what you've described. Maybe get checked out if it lasts another day or two. Good luck!
11-08-2012 20:59 #4
Congratulations. I think you will find your body is starting to shift. You will go through spurts of shifting every couple of weeks. Some can be quite painful. The cramps in the beginning could also be ghost pains (ie paranoia). If you having no discharge just go with it. Good luck for the next 8 weeks.
12-08-2012 11:15 #5Senior Member
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The stitch like pains you are experiencing are normal. My OB showed me how to avoid it. Each time you want to cough or sneeze, you press a hand firmly into the area that you get the stitch, either side of your future bump, while you cough or sneeze. The other thing that I found helped was to curl my knees up.
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