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Nicole - January 23rd, 2005 1:15 AM

Well I am about 6 weeks pregnant with my first baby. I have noticed minor cramps that come off and on. I'm not sure if anyone else has experienced this too and can just let me know if its normal or not. My mother says it's normal but I'm just a little nervous. Also.. feeling sick ALL day long.. normal? I assume thats morning sickness but I wonder why I haven't actually thrown up. Let me know if you have any insight please. Thank you!!


Mommy2Kylie - January 23rd, 2005 3:45 AM

The day before I found out I was pregnant I was having horrible cramps like I was going to start my period, thats why I was completley shocked when they told me I was pregnant! So as long as theres no bleeding Im sure you're fine, your body could just be adjusting to changes.


Lyn - January 23rd, 2005 9:05 AM

I had slight cramps right before I found out I was pregnant too..which made me totally shocked as well to find out I was. In the beginning of my pregnancy I felt sick all the time but never threw up so it is normal for some.


tiffani - January 23rd, 2005 10:15 AM

Nicole, I had cramps and thought my period was going to start at any moment for my entire 1st trimester. It's completely normal and happens as the ligaments are stretching with your growing uterus. I had morning sickeness as well for the first 16 weeks, and never threw up, I just had no appetite. Pizza was about as appealing as pigs feet when I was pregnant. I dropped about 15lbs, but my doctor didn't seem concerned. I know exactly how you feel. It all starts to subside in the 2nd trimester. Good luck to you!


Christina - January 23rd, 2005 10:38 AM

I am right there with you about the cramping and feeling sick... I guess we are lucky so far that we haven't been stuck leaning over the toilet all day. Everyone has told me that this is normal. Try eating small frequent meals, and oranges. That has helped me a little bit. Fried foods have tended to make me feel sick so I am trying to stay away from those. But fruit has been okay so far. Good luck to you... and Congrats.


Sandy - January 24th, 2005 3:09 PM

Hi Nicole,
You have nothing to worry about. It's all normal. It's going to be my 11th week on Wednesday and I feel all the things you are feeling now, including spotting. I have been going to the doctor every week and everything is still normal. Sometimes the cramps are very painful but they have told me it;s normal. I feel sick almost all day long but it gets better when I eat small meals throughout the day. Sometimes if it gets worse I will drink water with a bit of lemon in it. The other things that helps me a lot is eating oranges or other fruits. Good luck.


Nicole - January 26th, 2005 7:41 PM

Thank you all so much!! I have been so nervous thinking something is wrong, I havent seen a doctor yet :/ I just broke the news to my parents.. so I will be seeing one very shortly. Thank you so much though, it really helped me!


brandie - January 31st, 2005 6:21 PM

i am about 7-8 weeks along with my second child i also am having cramping like what you have described i believe it is very normal for some women i work with about 6 pregnant women and about 5 of us have experienced the cramps


danielle - February 1st, 2005 9:20 AM

Nicole I know how you feel . I am six weeks along and having everything you are, including spotting. I just hope it ends soon, b.c I will not feel better until this all ends


Lori - February 2nd, 2005 1:52 PM

I just found out I am pregnant yesterday and I also have mild cramps. I asked the nurse when I made my doctors appointment and she said it's normal to have cramps when it's around the time when you would have your period. She said as long as the cramps arent consistant and bad then it's normal but if it is bad and you bleed it could be a ectopic pregnancy. I don't feel sick yet but I'm only about 3 weeks, my friends said they felt nausious but never threw up


Sparkle - February 3rd, 2005 4:49 PM

I had to write in because I'm just like you. Let me reassure you because you and others in this situation have reassured me. Not only has my doctor told me time and time again that this is normal, I've done extensive research on the computer about it and all the places say its normal due to ligament, muscle, vein and uterus pressure and stretching ( the uterus will xpand up to 1000 times its normal size...so we should definately feel discomfort). In addtion our body is stretching muscles and ligaments to make room for a soon to b ebig tummies I am now 8 weeks pregnant and I still get them about 3 or 4 times a day. Since their minor and come off and on that is how you know its normal. Cramping that stays for over 2 to 3 hours and/or is accompanied with bleeding is the only time to be alarmed. For me my mind was put to ease after getting an early ultrasound/sonogram at 7 weeks, (I was just so fearful I was having an ectopic pregnancy). If you tell your doctor of your concerns he should allow you to get one. Just seeing my little baby and its heart beating so fast, calmed my nerves so much. But again you should not be alarmed. If you do however have that annoying bug in your ear like I did that keeps you wondering if theres a problem get the sonogram. You and the baby are alright though. God bless you and your precious baby....(hey later in life we can tell our babies how concerned we were and be able to laugh about this.)
Good luck and Best Wishes!!!!!!!


Ashley - February 3rd, 2005 7:19 PM

Im so glad i seen this cause i was having the same thing and i thought something was wrong with me! I just found out the other day that i was. Actually yesterday i did its my 1st baby and im totally scared outta my mind


trish - February 4th, 2005 5:38 AM

its normal/ I am now 13 weeks and i still get a cramy feeling every now and then. I had menstrual type cramps for the first 5/6 weeks pregnant. I asked my dr and its normal and if you arent having any bleeding your ok


wendy - February 6th, 2005 7:21 PM

yes cramps are normal but i am not by anymeans a professional when anwsering this
I just had my last son 7 and a half months ago
and now and now pregnant with my second child i remembered it was normal but i forgot why so I had to look it up and its becase your uterus is stretching so it gets mild cramps very normal. On the morning sickness thing i have been actually feeling quite queezy all day the past few days but nothing yet, you just have to hang in there


WhitneyC - February 6th, 2005 9:50 PM

I think I feel better now. I get cramps almost all day long off and on. Sometimes they are on my right side, sometimes on my left. I can't decide if I have to go to the bathroom or if I am going to start. This is miserable. I sympathize with all of tyou with morning sickness, I haven't had a bit but I am only 5 weeks, so mine may be coming. Let me know if this is how any of you all felt. My cramps are really bothering me. No bleeding, but it really hurts. Allt eh way down to my knees, which was normal for my periods. I would ache down to my toes sometimes, so these aren't as bad or as long, but I still worry about it. Thank you all! God bless.


jessica - February 8th, 2005 7:40 PM

I am about 6 weeks pregnant and I also have been getting cramps daily some more severe then others. I acually went to my doctor today because I was getting quite concerned and she reasured me that it was probably just my body growing and my uterus getting stretching. However she decieded to schedule me for an ultrasound just to be safe. So I go in tomorrow for that. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one with these symptoms. I to have not had any morning sickness yet.


Shari - February 12th, 2005 12:42 PM

I have a 2 year old daughter and when I was pregnant with her, had very strong cramps. I had an ultrasound and also HCG tests to make sure the hormone levels were rising normally. All went well but I was scared till the second trimester. I am now pregnant again and the cramps are back again, but this time I try to ignore them, and since I am busy running after my daughter, I cannot remember to move carefully, so I must hope all will be well. Good luck to all of you.


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