Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Early Pregnancy Cramping is Scary

Today is the first day when I've really been scared. And the first day I've felt a good amount of cramping. Everyone says it's normal, but it feels like the first day of my period, just no bleeding. Which is a good sign. But still, it's been coming and going all day today...and when it's on, I have to go to the bathroom to make sure there's no blood, and cry because I'm scared. It's more on the left side and towards the back, which I'm pretty sure is where the baby is. It's also pinching on my sciatic nerve (I had this issue during my first pregnancy). It seems to be calming down a bit, but it's still scary. Will it feel this way off and on throughout my whole pregnancy. I'm contemplating leaving work early because I feel so crappy, but I don't want anyone to think poorly of leaving early because I feel sick, and especially because I'm pregnant and still have a long ways to go.


  1. I had that kind of cramping early on. It was on my right side. Scared the crap out of me!!! It happened mostly at night and lasted for a week I think. I'm now 13 weeks. Thinking of you and hoping that your discomfort goes away quickly! Stick baby stick!!!! Positive thoughts and deep breaths mama.

  2. I also had cramping early on. I totally thought I was going to start bleeding at any minute. I think it is just your uterus starting to stretch and the baby burrowing in. It is scary though. I totally get it. Drinking lots and lots of water really helps. I actually still feel crampy sometimes and have found that lots of water is the best medicine!

  3. i had lots of on and off cramping...especially in the first 8/9 weeks...i know it is so scary - esp when you're going to the bathroom and checking. deep breaths and lots of positive thoughts...i think it is definitely the baby getting nice and cozy. take it easy...and i agree with the comment above - water helps <3
    sending love!

  4. Thinking happy thoughts for you! :)