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March 26th, 2012, 11:32 AM
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I am in my 2nd trimester now and I have been getting really crampy lately. It is mostly after I am doing things, like after cooking dinner, cleaning, etc and feels like mild period cramps that wrap from my back to my lower abdomen. Nothing feels tight/hard, just crampy. I am not dehydrated bc I have been drinking a ton of fluids and lots of water. It goes away if I just rest but I am just paranoid that if my whole pregnancy goes like this I am going to spend the next 6 months on the couch with my feet propped up and be banned from traveling in June! What is considered "normal" cramping at this point? I never experienced this with DD so I'm not sure.
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March 26th, 2012, 11:36 AM
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Im doing the same thing and wondering if its normal. I went to the er and they said everything was fine and maybe its ligament pain from growth spurt around the uterus? but they did say that usually its not lower back and round the right side front. same thing though and they said everything was fine here.
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March 26th, 2012, 11:45 AM
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I have been crampy this entire pregnancy. I thought it had gotten better lately, but this last week I was cleaning and running around getting ready for company and by night-time I would be really crampy, kind of like you described.
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March 26th, 2012, 05:19 PM
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I would think its fine unless the cramping is bad. I haven't experiened much of that so i'm not too much of a help, sorry.
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March 26th, 2012, 06:35 PM
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Yes, cramping is normal throughout pregnancy. As your uterus grows, you may experience some cramping at points, although not everyone will feel them. As long as it's not bad, painful, regular (like contractions would be, every few minutes and you can't get them to ease up by drinking water or resting), and you're not spotting, I think you're fine. Of course, if it's really worrying you, I always say it can never hurt to give your dr a call and let them ease your mind!!!
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March 26th, 2012, 07:01 PM
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Thank you for asking this. I was wondering the same thing. i keep getting crampy feelings and stuff as well.
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March 26th, 2012, 08:17 PM
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Yes, cramping is normal throughout pregnancy. As your uterus grows, you may experience some cramping at points, although not everyone will feel them. As long as it's not bad, painful, regular (like contractions would be, every few minutes and you can't get them to ease up by drinking water or resting), and you're not spotting, I think you're fine. Of course, if it's really worrying you, I always say it can never hurt to give your dr a call and let them ease your mind!!!
This is why I think it freaks me out, because when I was in labor with DD all of my contractions felt like menstrual cramps until they broke my water. I could see the contractions on the screen but they weren't painful and I couldn't feel them starting and stopping. The nurses thought I was just weird lol. AND I have this whole placenta bleed thing, and just now I had a teeeeeeeny bit of spotting again. I don't think its anything to be scared of right now, I'm more worried that once I get further along I'm going to go into early labor or something. That is what worries me. I go back to my Dr. next week for a checkup on everything so I'm sure I can wait until then, but I just don't know what is normal and whats not, ya know? I also know that beyond just resting and hydrating myself there isn't anything else I can really do anyhow!
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