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When Should You Worry About Early Pregnancy Cramps? Normal Cramps. During the first trimester, your body is preparing for the growing baby. These changes can cause cramping Cramps Later in Pregnancy.

As the uterus continues to grow larger, abdominal cramps can also occur later in pregnancy. Typical early-pregnancy side effects, such as constipation, can cause cramping. You may also experience cramps while keeping up with your normal exercise routine. This can place additional stress.

In fact, you may feel cramps in the first or the second week after your conception. The process of implantation when your egg is travelling into your uterus, and has to be implanted into your uterine wall, can cause these early pregnancy cramps. Cramping in early pregnancy is indeed normal. During the first trimester, the stomach cramps you feel are the result of the normal physical changes your body goes through as it prepares itself to carry your baby.

But, you may find that your cramps are worse at certain times. According to The Miscarriage Association if you miscarry in the early weeks of pregnancy: ‘You are likely to have period-like cramps that can be extremely painful. This is because the uterus is. Here are some of the most common signs and symptoms during early pregnancy: Normal cramping pain — Normal pregnancy cramps are very similar to period cramps, which are usually not very severe. In Light bleeding — Light spotting during early pregnancy might be linked to implantation bleeding.

As they say, this too shall pass—but know that cramping in early pregnancy may be replaced with other common pregnancy symptoms, like round ligament pain in the second trimester and Braxton Hicks contractions in the third trimester. So be sure to be kind to yourself and get lots of rest during your pregnancy. It’s not normal to have cramping during pregnancy with pain that’s severe, persistent, or accompanied by other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, vaginal bleeding, headache, or fever.

Pain with cramps and vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy can be a sign of ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. Cramps can generally be described as pulling sensations on one or both sides of your abdomen. Although not considered a symptom for the detection of early pregnancy, it is a symptom that accompanies many pregnancies. In most cases, cramping is a normal part of pregnancy.

However, there are some instances when cramping can be a concern. Most miscarriages occur in the first 13 weeks of pregnancy. If you know that you’re pregnant and experience brown or bright red bleeding with or without cramps, speak to your doctor.

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Some women will experience cramping during their first trimester, though this is usually of little concern unless there is bleeding as well.

“Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Reproductive System E-Book” by Roger P. Smith, Paul Turek
from Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Reproductive System E-Book
by Roger P. Smith, Paul Turek
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

This cramping is simply your body’s response to the hormonal changes of early pregnancy.

“The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything In Between” by Ann Douglas
from The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything In Between
by Ann Douglas
Wiley, 2011

Unless cramping is severe, constant, or accompanied by significant bleeding, there’s no need to worry.

“What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

The first symptoms of miscarriage are usually spotting or bleeding, followed by cramps in your lower back or

“Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth” by Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian
from Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth
by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian
Atria Books, 2008

Period-like or even worse, lots worse, cramps are a normal and unexpected symptom of early pregnancy.

“The Pregnancy Countdown Book: Nine Months of Practical Tips, Useful Advice, and Uncensored Truths” by Susan Magee, Kara Nakisbendi
from The Pregnancy Countdown Book: Nine Months of Practical Tips, Useful Advice, and Uncensored Truths
by Susan Magee, Kara Nakisbendi
Quirk Books, 2006

Gripy abdominal pains (like mild period pains) are common in early pregnancy, and if they do not prevent daily activities are not worrying.

“The Complementary Therapist's Guide to Conventional Medicine E-Book: A Textbook and Study Course” by Clare Stephenson
from The Complementary Therapist’s Guide to Conventional Medicine E-Book: A Textbook and Study Course
by Clare Stephenson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

This cramping is normal.

“Lippincott Q&A Review for NCLEX-RN” by Diane Billings, Desiree Hensel
from Lippincott Q&A Review for NCLEX-RN
by Diane Billings, Desiree Hensel
Wolters Kluwer Health, 2016

Some women experience mild pelvic cramping (like period cramps) in the second trimester.

“Expecting 411 (4th edition): The Insider's Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth” by Ari Brown, Michele Hakakha
from Expecting 411 (4th edition): The Insider’s Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Ari Brown, Michele Hakakha
Windsor Peak Press, 2017

Mild cramping

“Introductory Medical-Surgical Nursing” by Barbara K. Timby, Nancy E. Smith
from Introductory Medical-Surgical Nursing
by Barbara K. Timby, Nancy E. Smith
Wolters Kluwer Health, 2013

Do not be concerned because the cramping is probably Braxton Hicks contractions and is normal at this gestational stage.

“Core Curriculum for Maternal-Newborn Nursing E-Book” by AWHONN, Susan Mattson, Judy E. Smith
from Core Curriculum for Maternal-Newborn Nursing E-Book
by AWHONN, Susan Mattson, Judy E. Smith
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

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  • This is me right now. 4th pregnancy with 1 living child. I’m a mess. I’m experiencing bleeding. Everyday almost. There will be a day out of the week that I don’t bleed. But it comes back light, then heavy. I can’t help but stress. I just want a healthy baby.

  • I’m just waiting til I can contact my doctor in the morning. To see what I should do or to see when I can get I scan just to make sure because my verve’s are recked I actually can’t think straight right now until I know for sure.

  • You did not ramble.. i think your channel is the most informative video about pregnancy out there; i have watched hundreds, if not, thousands of videos, and you by far explain so well with your soft voice.
    Perhaps because i am a health provider, i understand more of what you are saying. But you are well educated and you are knowledgeable. You do your research based on facts, people’s experiences, and your personal experience.
    I love your channel!

  • Hey I am having this same exact kind of bleeding right now as I type. I tested early positive (very faint), then the implantation bleeding was on time and it was spotting light brown, pink, but then now I am bleeding and I really am not sure if I am miscarrying. It’s so hard to tell. But everything is on time, the conception 10-14 days after the first day of my last period and then about roughly a week later, implantation bleeding. It’s weird. But I still feel like I am pregnant. I took another two tests and they were negative. Also, this is the 5th day of bleeding. There were a few little clots, mostly discharge mixed with blood. SO hard to tell. I’m still waiting to see. I feel nauseated right now a little. My breast feel fuller. I have been clumsy and forgetful and super emotional. So…. maybe.. I don;t know. I may make a doctors appt. thank you for your video.

  • Hi Rhian.

    I started to bleed last night. I didn’t have any pain.I already did have my period for August.Can it be possible that i can be pregnant? Or can it be something els?

    Kind Regards.
    Annelize

  • Around 6 dpo i had light spotting for two day{cd20&22}then it was completely gone….. On cd 24-25 it was light red bleeding which got a bit heavier{cd 26-30]sometimes it was heavy,spotting or nothing and this last for 7 days which is not normal for me cause my period always last five day and is a 28 cycle. right after the bleeding stop i had light spotting with ewcm for two days after that just light spotting accompanied by mild cramp, backache, nausea.this spotting last for five day straight then stop for one day and came back. what could be the cause of this?

  • So I’ve been bleeding for two weeks and my bleeding got a slight heavier, the pain is increasing week by week and it comes in waves like I’ll cramp for not even a minute and then it’ll stop and then 5 min or even 30 min pass and I’ll have another wave of cramping, last Tuesday I had my monthly doctor visit told me everything was fine and supposedly I was 12 weeks I haven’t had an ultrasound tho and, so Thursday that just passed I went to the hospital because I wanted to make sure everything was fine, turns out everything was fine and I’m 7 weeks pregnant and they were able to find a heart beat although they did not let me see my baby or listen to it’s heart which I was so sad about. Literally that night was when I woke up with my underwear soaking wet with blood and I had passed my first blood clot rarely any pain, From a scale from 1-10 a 1. So I texted my midwife to ask about the appointment for an ultrasound she said theirs no appointment yet that she’ll check, she told me to be on 5 day best rest to not do anything because it sounded like my body was rejecting the pregnancy, so I rested, I’m now on my 4th day on bed rest and last night I passed a bigger blood clot with the same amount of bleeding than the last time but increased pain I’ll say it feels like a 4. I’m just waiting on that appointment because I don’t want to go to the hospital if I can’t see anything for my own eyes I just hope every thing is ok

  • My wife is 8 weeks pregnant and has blood clots. This isn’t good. We are going to the doctor in an hour. I’m scared because this isn’t good.

  • Urgent prayer request I am 9 week pregnant today I saw red blood this is my 5th pregnancy I had 2 miscarriages please pray I will not miscarriage this baby my due date is 14 th July 2020:(

  • I’m spotting and I’m 9 weeks and 2 days… Went to the ER last night and they said everything on ultrasound looked good. But I’m still spotting and I’m scared I’m still going to lose the baby.

  • I’ve been bleeding about 4 weeks now.. but before bleeding i suffered pain on my back,tendered breast and cramps.. what does it mean.. please help me.����

  • I’m 5 week and I have pale light pink spotting but it’s kinda “frequent” like once a day. The doctor said to wait the result of the blod test so now I’m stuck with anxiety. Hopefully everithing is fine

  • Thank you for this video. I’m nearly 7 weeks and started spotting last night, this morning I had red blood with clots! I was devastated!! Went for a scan and there was a strong heartbeat �� Apparently it happens x good luck to everyone x ��

  • I’m bleeding and have some cramping �� I’m around 8 weeks in my first appointment they saw the heart beat said everything looked good. I’m so scared it doesn’t look like spotting it’s more of a light period.

  • i’m pregnant with my first, 28 weeks along, and still struggeling with nausea.. and the 3rd trimester symptoms started about a week ago. pain when walking, pain when laying in bed, heartburn, backpain, restless leggs, and bad sleep.. so basically the whole list.. had a tiny bleed at 9 weeks, but it turned out to be nothing:) glad you’re ok!

  • Wondering if you can give me some insight on something. So I’m ttc and I found out I had a ovarian cyst on my right side in September. Now In my doctors notes it says that my cyst is collapsed and now I have a complex left ovarian cyst that’s apparently collapsing. Can you still ovulate from a ovary that has a collapsed cyst on it? I had two LH surges and I’m wondering if I even ovulated

  • Hi Rhian, have you had your baby since this video? And is the baby normal? Only asking because I am 5 weeks and 6 days preg but bleeding started 2 days ago and I am very worried. First day was just spotting. I had a scan and the nurse said I was fine yesterday. But still I am not sure.

  • I know this is an old video…..but this is what I’m going through right now. Heavy bleeding Monday after a positive test at 13dpo….Bleeding was watery like you mentioned….last about a day now spotting. I’m hoping it ends in happy ending like yours.

  • thank you u make me feel better, i lost my first pregnancy at 6 weeks 3yrs ago coz i didnt know i was already pregnant and i work in a packaging warehouse that requires lifting pulling and dusty environment and now i am 9 weeks and im very very careful and bed resting coz im 40 every little thing freaks me out and blood spotting is my biggest fear.

  • This is true for me I’m bleeding a lot and I’m so scared I’ve never experienced it in my others, I hope my outcome is like yours. Yesterday I had a scan there was a heartbeat and the baby was growing but the bleeding has increased today. You’ve given me a bit of hope. Thank you

  • I am having a hard time now on my pregnancy. I am 12 weeks and 6 days pregnant and my bleeding starts on 12 weeks and 2 days. My exams are normal especially the baby. But it still bothers me and it kinda scares me a lot.

  • My wife had a miscarriage and now we are trying again but she just began spotting a little bit and she is so nervous, i’m just trying to change her mindset and keep a positive attitude.

  • I am in my first trimester and had some spotting with [mild] cramps and was starting to worry when I randomly saw your video, which reassured me. Thank you so much for sharing your experience, it is more than helpful.

  • Hello again! I have been trying to research if there are any signs of fertilization? I was ovulating three days ago and we tried for baby ����. I am having VERY LIGHT pain by my left ovary. I’m just wondering if it could mean anything?

  • Omg I can’t believe I just clicked on your video and how much Relief it gave me, I’m experiencing the same systems and really really worried about what’s going on I went A&E they did do anything just booked me for the scan after 5 days time is going sooo hard don’t know what gonna happen tomorrow but I really appreciate your effort to made this video which is really helpful and kind of relief for a lot of women might having the same symptoms. Thank you sooo much for sharing your hard time with us in depth. May God bless u and your baby��.

  • I know this is old but it was so reassuring for me I’m just over 10 weeks and have had spotting through out two scans and Baby is growing as it should but it’s seriously given me bad anxiety.. Just can’t relax x

  • I’m so glad I found this! I found out yesterday, all my tests are faint and I started bleeding. Bright red but like you said, watery. There was more discharge than anything tbh, and I had a lot of pink and brown stains too. I freaked out and cried for half an hour because I thought that I lost the baby before I could even go to the doctors. Now the bleeding has significantly lessened to just brown staining. I’m going in tomorrow to request blood tests! Fingers crossed.

  • Oh rhian so happy I found your video, I started bleeding yesterday, bright red like you experienced. Went hospital…have to wait till tomorrow to have the early scan.
    You have made me feel better… thank u

  • I know I’m a guy, but my girlfriend have been seeing bleeding for a week now, the first time it happened was right after we had sex. It started out red at the beginning but now its pink. For the whole week of last week she been feeling nauseous with no appetite and even puke a little, headache, her breasts was and still is tender and feel heavy, and even a few mood swings, all the symptoms of pregnancy. She went to the doctor last week and they took her blood and stuff but no results yet, I even gave a pregnancy test but it came up negative. I’m not understanding at all, someone help please.

  • I’ve had some bright red blood a very very light flow I had unprotected sex on the 6th of October and my last period ended on the 25th of September, I don’t know if what I’m having is implantation bleeding or not heellppp it’s lasted 4 days now

  • Hi there,

    Missed period for 15 days with all the pregnancy symptoms, poking breast, abdomen pain, stomach upset, giddiness all the time, never feel like eating, was in dilemma about to take a test but suddenly red bright blood just came out like 2-3 drops and stopped,it’s just like a spotting, on second day half, I got the period heavier, and I am keep on changing pads 2 hours once, full wet, today is 6th day of period, I feel nausea, headache, abdomen pain at right and left like poking,backache just killing me, no idea why. Wanna take this as Period or Pregnancy, thinking if I need to check. Please advise. Thank you.

  • My girlfriend just started spotting with like a light colerd blood this is my first time in a situation like this what does it mean??

  • i have heard similar bleeding till black blood with several pregnancy symptoms but i havent had a pregnancy test am scared for any answer i want a baby i got one through c-section as well i hope i am pregnant