How Do I Deal With This CRAMPING HELP

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Nissa - November 14

I am about 4 1/2 weeks pg and I have been cramping since I missed my last period (4 days ago - thats also when I found out I was pg) My doctor says its normal because the uterus is stretching and such, and they don't last all the time....like today I got up at 6am, got ready for work, went to work and didn't have any cramping until about 12:15 today. Now I have to sit to get relief. Maybe its being on my feet..but anyway, is there any other forms of relief I can use?? Can I take Tylenol?? Again, they are only off and on and I haven't experienced any spotting, but they are just so annoying....What do you think??

 

Steph - November 14

Found this for you....******** If you have pain during pregnancy, you may take Tylenol or acetaminophen up to 2 tablets or 650 mg every 4 hours. Do not take aspirin during your pregnancy unless instructed to do so by your physician. Aspirin may cause problems with blood clotting and cause other problems during labor and delivery. Do not take ibuprofen (Advil) unless instructed by your physician, especially in the last 3 months of your pregnancy. If a headache persists for more than 24 hours, you should call your physician. If you have fever during pregnancy, you may also use Tylenol in the same dosage as above, up to 2 tablets or 650 mg every 4 hours. You should pay particular attention to the label on any over-the-counter medicines. Many Tylenol-brand medicines (Tylenol Cold and Cough, Tylenol Sinus, etc) can contain ingredients other than acetaminophen. You should consult with your physician before taking anything other than regular Tylenol. Everything you take into your body pa__ses from your blood to baby's blood; therefore, it is best to avoid all over-the-counter medicines especially in the first eight weeks of pregnancy (Ten weeks after your last menstrual period) if at all possible. The first eight weeks are when your baby's heart, lung and brain systems are being formed. Before taking over-the-counter medicines try other ways to relieve your symptoms. You should turn to over-the-counter medicines only as a last resort.

 

Nissa - November 14

You're awesome! Thanks Steph!! So you think this is normal though....the cramping....

 

Steph - November 14

Yeah, mine is coming and going. I think that I am 5wks and a couple of days, and it's not so bad now. But right after I got my bfp the cramps started it. They weren't so bad but they were irritating. They have kind of slowed up, but I have been getting them on and off today. I did not remember having any cramps with my daughter, but that was eight years ago, so I feel this pregnancy is brand new like I've never gone through it before!!

 

Nissa - November 14

You are so helpful...thank you!

 

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