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09/11/2013 at 09:10
I'm hoping somebody might have some experience of this.
I'm 5+6 today. Last night about 8pm I started getting really severe cramps and had the same at 2am this morning. Both times it lasted only about 20 minutes but they were so intense. I've never felt cramping so strong. The pain was so bad at 2am that I thought I was going to be sick. In between these episodes I've not really felt anything. No twinges, no mild cramps, nothing.
I don't have any spotting or bleeding so I'm hoping this is a good sign?!
Is this something I should be worried about or is it just part of things moving and stretching?
09/11/2013 at 09:15
I'm never sure how much other people's cramps hurt or if I'm just a wimp, but I do remember that at about 5/6 weeks I had cramping that was so strong it'd wake me up in the night. I was generally fine during the day, it just seemed to be a nighttime thing. I think it went on for about two weeks. Between that and my sore boobs waking my up whenever I rolled over I didn't get much sleep for a while!
09/11/2013 at 09:20
Yes I had this when I was about 4/5 weeks. Each night I'd wake up around 2am with really strong sharp cramps and have to get up and walk around for a bit (one time I ended up on all fours on the bathroom floor as that was the only position that helped!) they only lasted for about 10 mins and like you had no bleeding. It went on for about a week or so and then just had the odd sharp cramp every now and then randomly. I just figured it was baby getting nice and comfy in there!
09/11/2013 at 09:28
I had a lot of early pregnancy cramps I wouldn't say mine where as bad as others have described but everyone's pain thresh hold is different.. Totally normal to get pains but if you do have blood at any point please get checked out!
09/11/2013 at 09:31
I had strong cramps and stabbing pains early on, just rest up and keep an eye on it xx
09/11/2013 at 09:44
I had some bad cramping as early as my BFP that has lasted 2-3wks on and off at one point I wondered if I was ectopic as to start with it was mainly my left side. This caused me to panic, but like the others have said as long as there is no bleeding then that's a very good sign that everything is ok. The cramps on occasion were worse than my monthly cramps which made me think something wasn't right. During the past couple of weeks I still get some cramping and sharp prodding feelings but I'm trying not to worry as long as there's no blood.
And it's true about the pain everyone is different in how everyone can deal with it, I googled enough which to me only said mild cramping during the first few weeks, I knew mine was a bit more than mild :)
09/11/2013 at 17:31
Thanks everyone. That's really helpful to know it's relatively normal. Not felt any more cramps today so I'll keep an eye on it xx
13/03/2016 at 15:50
I'm 3 weeks pregnant and I have had cramps as well but no bleeding. This post has helped a lot I getting a tad worried. Thank you everyone ☺️
14/03/2016 at 16:36
I m having alot of cramps and gas ... I m 5 weeks 3 days now and abit shocked cos I had an ultrasound and dr said I have a sac but no baby yet do any one experience it ... I m worried ...:(
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