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19/07/2015 at 11:38
i found out I was pregnant A few days ago and couldn't be more happy, but now I'm starting to panic!
My periods due, any time from the 18th to 21st usually and as I'm hoping to miss it I've started to get period cramps! Every time I go to the toilet I have my fingers crossed! I feel like my period is about to come
is this normal? Or should I expect the worst? someone help please :,)
19/07/2015 at 11:56
Congratulations to you! I went through exactly the same and reading lots of other posts on here to reassure myself led me to realise that cramping in early pregnancy is perfectly normal. I spent the first few weeks physically crossing my fingers and praying that I wouldn't see blood each time I went to the loo! Having said that I did have spotting around time af due and then again at what would've been my 2 nd missed period. I am now 20 weeks and fingers crossed (again!) all seems well. I think cramping and bleeding in early pregnancy all acceptable unless cramps are severe. If it doesn't settle and is accompanied by shoulder tip pain or severe one sided pain, please get checked to rule out ectopic. Likewise if you feel a bit off or have urinary symptoms such as frequency (difficult to separate from usual frequency in pregnancy!) and /or discomfort when passing urine, seek gp as you could have urinary tract infection. wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy xxx
19/07/2015 at 12:07
cant thankyou enough! That really has put me at ease! Glad its not just me and people don't think I'm overreacting!
comgratulations on you're pregnancy! Not long for you now! and thanks again for replying and giving my mind a rest! X
19/07/2015 at 12:52
Hey no problem xx it's a worry from start to finish this pregnancy lark! I had my first two babies a long time ago (18 and 15 years ago) so it's like starting from scratch. Every niggle and worry I'm straight online! Keep me posted how you are getting on and please pm me any time xx
19/07/2015 at 15:03
Wow! Must feel new all over again haha! Me too, but Google can make everything seem so much worse! That's why I really appreciate people like you helping me out! I will don't worry! Same to you, pm me any time x
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