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Cramping in Early Pregnancy

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Cramping in Early Pregnancy

Many women get concerned by cramping that they experience in early pregnancy. Some might worry that this is a sign that their pregnancy is not viable and that a miscarriage is on its way. Fortunately, more times than not, that isn’t the case.

Cramping in Early Pregnancy is Common.  And usually normal.

Implantation Cramping

In the first few weeks of pregnancy, implantation cramping, oftentimes accompanied by implantation bleeding, occurs when the fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterus.  Some women might feel implantation cramping as soon as seven days after they ovulate, while others might not feel cramping at all.

Cramping may continue throughout pregnancy as the uterus prepares to carry a baby for nine months.  Your uterus is a big organ and as it grows in early pregnancy cramping is not uncommon. If the cramping is constant or too intense for you to handle however it may not be “normal” and you should call your doctor for reassurance.

Round Ligament Pain

Cramping after the initial stages of pregnancy is called round ligament pain.  These cramps may be dull and achy, or a sharp pain that you notice when changing position. This cramping occurs because the muscles under your uterus expand and grow in order to support the weight of your uterus and baby as it grows. This is probably the most complained about cramping in pregnancy, and one most pregnant women will experience.

Should I Be Worried?

Cramping in early pregnancy is usually nothing for a woman to get worried about. Actually you may be comforted by knowing that if minor pregnancy cramping does occur, then your body is probably preparing as it should to sustain the pregnancy.  But as always, if you are concerned or ever feel that the cramping is not normal, be sure to call your doctor for advice.

Could I Be Pregnant?

If you are Trying To Conceive, this could be good news!  Compare your symptoms to other Early Signs of Pregnancy. If you think you may be pregnant, today’s Home Pregnancy Tests can show positive results as early as a week before your period is due.  If you’re not ready to buy a pregnancy test just yet, enter your last menstrual cycle date into our Due Date Calculator to determine when you ovulated last.  That will give you a little insight too!

Did you experience pregnancy cramping? Please share your story with us.


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688 Responses to “Cramping in Early Pregnancy”

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    Lori Says:

    I’m so scared. My boyfriend and I had intercourse twice in September and I missed my period of September month also. We had intercourse in the 15 and 25 of September. I missed my period that month also and was scared so I took a pregnancy test on oct 4, one week after we had the second intercourse and it was negative. I keep spotting and I do have irregular periods here and there. I waited a couple more days to take the second pregnancy test which was today and it was also negative. The thing that keeps scaring me is that we used a condom but when I had my underwear and boy shorts on I felt something wet and got scared so we stopped. Is there a chance of pregnancy? I’m so scared right now! Half of me says I’m not pregnant and my boyfriend says he didn’t mess up and it was safe but I keep doubting him and myself. I did research and it says spotting (brownish) is die to stress while I’ve been super duper stressed out for the past week and a half and I’ve lost some weight due to school. Please tell me what you guys think. I honestly feel like I’m not pregnant and I don’t have any symptoms. It’s been almost two weeks since the last time we had intercourse and I’m just waiting to take my third pregnancy test this weekend.

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    Allison Says:

    hello, okay 6 days before my period was due I took a clear blue pregnancy digital test and it said pregnant 1-2 weeks,but again, my periods are werid so i never know when they come.. and today I took another one today (3 days before my period now), and it said pregnant again, but I’m also cramping really bad like I’m bout to start my period, boobs hurt? peeing all the time? and eating a lot… can someone tell me what it is?

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    Lena Says:

    My last period was 8-24-14 my periods are like clock work my next period was due 9-28-14 thru 10-1-14 im not stressed and i do my daily routine I am a week late with a negative hpt not sure what to think?

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    Caroline Says:

    Just wondering If I got pregnant without me realising It.I got severe cramps In my tummy and like someone pulled a plug and all the water feeling came out.

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    Myiesha Says:

    Heyyy my name is Saundra and i am 14 years old and I missed my period but I have been cramping,constipated,sleepy,my beast hurts bad, and dizzy I’m not sure if I should buy a pregnancy test yet does this mean I’m pregnant or I just have the flu? Someone plzz let meh know (ASAP)

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    tyniesha Says:

    I’m 18 years old I’m cramping before my miss period. I Don’t know I’m pregnant or not but im bleeding and cramping the same time. I might be pregnant cause I’m having the pregnancy symptoms early before my miss period. I want to know what I should do

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    opal Says:

    I had a miscarriage on July 10 and need to know if I could be pregnant I had sex about 3 days after the bleeding ended and I missed my period on the July 24 and now it’s august 1 and I’m cramping but it’s a different feeling and I want to know if I should go get a test now or wait?

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    Taylor Says:

    I am 15, I was one day late of my period. So my mom got me 3 test
    all came up positive within 1-2mins well later I found
    out I’m 4week and now one day. :( I’m cramping in
    my stomach under my boobs. Its so uncomfortable
    idk what to do. I haven’t notice any blood but I’m so
    paranoid. I honestly dont want to lose my first baby
    I been with the same person for 3yr 6months n honestly
    I am just wondering could it b bad gas or acid reflux
    causing this or am I stressing it way to much?
    PS got a doc app July 23.2014 5weeks

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    Angela Says:

    I havent taken a test just yet. But i am late a little over a week and i feel as though i am….i mrarely ever miss my period and now i am cramping i have been pregnant before like 4 1/2 years ago resulting in an ectopic pregnancyand i had to terminate the pregnancy at 11weeks and a year before that i was also pregnant. And at 7 weeks i miscarried… im trying to do and be different this time around. ….

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    Allie Says:

    It’s okay just be calm while your cramping!!! No matter what you will still have a baby coming your way!!!

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    Patrice Frazier Says:

    I’m 10 weeks….the cramping is normal I wouldn’t worry unless there is bleeding along with the cramps….mine felt a lot like I wAs going to start my period even my lower back was hurting but it’s a part of the implantation which causes cramps so don’t be alarmed and CONGRATS!!

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    barbara morvant Says:

    I’m 7weeks and I’m cramping it scares me

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    Rhi Says:

    I’m 7/8 weeks pregnant and I am getting cramps. Is it normal or should I be seeing my gp?

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