bad cramps!!! what can it be???
May 23, 2008 10:27AM
hey guys, im 7 weeks now! but i keep getting cramps on the left side down there!!!!!
it really hurts! to make it worse, i walked alot yesterday and now i have a pulled muscle i think! what do i do!! its nothing serious is it???
May 23, 2008 4:37AM
I got really bad cramps on my right hand side at 6 weeks. My GP was quite dismissive and said it was a urinary tract infection and not to worry but I wasn't sure so I went to casualty. They did a scan and everything was fine - they said cramps on one side were quite common but if you're not happy get yourself to the docs!!
May 23, 2008 6:26AM
I had the same hun. Only on the one side and sometimes quite stabbing!
I'm sure its everything just stretching and pulling making room.
I too was so worried that I had a scan and everything was fine.
If you're worried go straight to your EPU at the hospital, especially if you have any bleeding.
I still get cramping now and the Doc at the hospital at about 15 weeks said to me (in a nice way) 'you can't expect pregnancy to be pain free'.
I do know that, you just don't know what to expect do you?!
You get told about the weeing, the morning sickness, the cravings etc but nobody ever mentions cramping or spotting do they? Which in most cases is perfectly normal too!
I'm sure you're fine but get it checked out if it's really worrying you.
Hope that helps.
May 23, 2008 6:36AM
Hi I had lots of cramps at 7 weeks, lots of period type pains too. I'm sure its nothing to worry about, probably just your uterus stretching but if your really worried talk to your midwife or gp. I still have cramps now at 26+1 though, they just feel like really strong period pains and then ease off again.
May 23, 2008 6:44AM
i'm 6 weeks and am getting loads of cramps especially when i get into bed at night. i am also getting a sharp pain in my right side which freaked me out! i saw the midwife on wednesday and she said its all totally normal, just things stretching. i feel fine about it all now-just wish someone would have told me about these pains being a normal part of pregnancy!!! xxx
May 23, 2008 7:27AM
hi im 8 weeks and i get all the same pains and have been really worried too butreading what everyone says really helps put your mind at rest thanks guys !!
May 23, 2008 9:26AM
Hi 7 weeks pregnant also experienced the cramping. Easing now though. Weird that they don't put it down along with morning sickness ect.. to put your mind at ease. Yesterday had light tea coloured discharge in morning and evening ( sorry if tmi) Is this normal or should I be worried? Help!
May 23, 2008 10:27AM
I had cramps for weeks and was told it was just everything stretching and moving. Even had a bleed at 9 weeks and baby was fine....
Am 39 weeks today and in slow labour so I know it is sooo much easier to say don't worry but I'm sure everything will be fine.
Katie and bambino.x x x
Apr 6, 2019 10:03AM
Trying to conceive with PCOS.
Hi, I hope I’m posting this in the right place. I’m new to this so bare with me 🙈. Background - I was diagnosed with PCOS a little over a year ago and have been trying to conceive for just over 2 years. I have been to fertility appointments who haven’t found any additional problems (e.g. hcg scan came back clear) and my partners tests were all ok. I understand weight is a big factor with PCOS and I have lost 10% of my body weight as recommended and keep trying to loose more. The more time goes on the more deflated and useless I feel. Each time I get excited thinking it might be my time then I get a false test 🤦♀️ The fertility appointments are far apart and the months in between each one just seem longer and longer. I was was wondering if anyone had been through similar experiences and have any advice? I have also read online that ovulation sticks don’t always work for women with PCOS. Anyone have any advice on this? Thank you for taking the time to read this. x
Apr 5, 2019 8:44AM
Tell Aldi all about your favourite Easter dishes: £200 Aldi voucher up for grabs!
Hello. This Easter, Aldi has everything from British Spring lamb to Easter egg hunt kits, and recipes galore, to make sure your family have a magical time. Aldi would love you tell them what your favourite Easter dish is. From leftover roast to a knockout dessert, tell Aldi all about your favourite dishes and you could win a £200 Aldi voucher for sharing. Everyone who posts a valid entry will be entered into a prize draw to win a £200 Aldi voucher! We'll keep this thread open until 03/05/19, and we'll announce the winner's name a few days later. Aldi has everything you need for the perfect family Easter: from a huge range of Easter eggs to crafting kits and Spring lamb, make your Easter egg-cellent.