Cramping During Early Pregnancy

by Emma on January 15, 2012

Cramping during the early months of pregnancy can be common, if it is not to the point of extreme cramping. Of course, the amount of cramping that you will experience will vary depending on you as an individual and the pregnancy itself. Many women find that with several pregnancies, that none of them were exactly alike when it came to cramping. Still though, cramping while pregnant can be a very worrisome thing. Therefore, it is much better to make sure that you are getting all of your questions answered and your concerns addressed. The sooner you find all of the answers you are looking for, the better you will feel.

One thing that you will want to remember is that if the pain is persistent or continues to get worse, you need to seek the attention of a health care professional. Also, should the cramping come with bleeding, you need to seek the attention of a health care professional. While you might still be okay, it is best to make sure that all is well. Sometimes, bed rest is needed and if you do not seek out the advice of your health care professional, you will never know for sure what is going on with your body.

A good thing to do is to make sure that you are not stressing too much over the tiniest cramping. Some women actually find the stress of thinking of all of the “what ifs” makes their pain worse. Stay calm but do make sure that you are well aware of the facts. Not only is slight cramping a common thing to experience in pregnancies, it is probably something that you are not going to be able to avoid. Of course, there are some things that could need some attention. Your cramping could be a symptom of a urinary tract infection or a miscarriage as well as many other things. You could even have a stomach flu, gallstones or a bowel obstruction.

As you can see, there are a lot of different things can could cause some cramping while pregnant. Since you will not be able to tell exactly what is causing you the cramping just by experiencing it, you are going to want to allow the experts to check you out. It is much better to be sent home while being told there is nothing to worry about or that you over reacted then to ignore the problem until it has reached a point of no return.

If the cramping is not causing you too much of a problem, schedule an appointment with your doctor. However, if the cramping is getting worse or you are experiencing a fever or nausea with the cramping, you may want to go directly to the emergency room. Again, it is better to be safe than sorry.

For those who will have a second pregnancy, you will find that experience will help you to determine what may or may not warrant a visit to the doctors or the emergency room. However, there is no problem with double checking your instincts, even if you have had multiple pregnancies in the past.

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