Has anyone really ever had period cramps and a bfp?

(26 Posts)
wishingforwillpower Thu 19-Sep-13 13:55:35

Period due on Saturday. As usual I have period pains and yet am trying to convince myself that maybe they are some sort of early pregnancy sign, rather than just boring old cramps which will be followed by a very unwelcome period. I do this every month - cramps start and I try to convince myself I might still be pregnant. So I just wondered, has anyone ever really experienced proper period pains, just like if your period was about to start, and then a bfp?

starsandmoonandback Thu 19-Sep-13 14:09:35

I have! I had the worst cramps and thought my period was definitely coming and it was game over, but it didn't!
Good luck, hope it stays away smile

TheBreastmilksOnMe Thu 19-Sep-13 14:18:26

Yes i have with all three of mine but they were worst with my first. I really thought each time that my period was on the way so you may well have a bun in the oven! Good luck. There were other things that i noticed, subtle body changes too like feeling warm at night, a sensation of heat in my throat, breasts being sore, pains about a week before my period was meant to come which i belive are implantation pains. All these things happened with my last pregnancy before i had a +ve result!.

Suzietwo Thu 19-Sep-13 14:35:45

absolutely, but they were noticeably on one side.

Iheartcustardcreams Thu 19-Sep-13 14:41:17

I had cramps ds1. Thought period was coming as I had done an early test which was negative. Tested day I was due and got a bfp!

SmeeHee Thu 19-Sep-13 14:50:03

Yes - every time. But I also got sore and swollen breasts so I had hope I was pregnant because of that! Although since having children that seems to happen at random times throughout the month anyway... hmm

Fingers crossed for you.

captaincake Thu 19-Sep-13 15:08:44

I got my bfp yesterday and I'm still getting cramps that feels like the start of my period. I don't have sore boobs or feel sick either. I was totally convinced af was going to start but my line was stronger today than yesterday. Good luck!

SignoraStronza Thu 19-Sep-13 16:03:56

Yes, both times. Plus extra raging pmt stroppiness. Was convinced af was on the way but taking a 'bloomin long time coming as the cramps were really annoying. Did a test to make sure and bfp!

YouHaveBeenOutbid Thu 19-Sep-13 16:07:51

I have! I also had them at roughly the times my period would have been due at 8 and a bit weeks and almost 13 weeks ( I have a long cycle). It was scary but worth pointing out that I had them with my successful pregnancy but not with the one that ended in a missed miscarriage.

wishingforwillpower Fri 20-Sep-13 08:39:47

Thanks everyone! Feel a wee bit if hope now, although I also feel just like my period is about to start... The waiting is torture!

starsandmoonandback Fri 20-Sep-13 16:28:04

Good luck and make sure you come back and let us know wink

brettgirl2 Fri 20-Sep-13 17:19:38

Yes but they started earlier than I would have expected

Nottalotta Fri 20-Sep-13 17:23:25

Ooh this is promising!! not testing til tuesday

Tuon Sat 21-Sep-13 19:44:58

Hope AF hasn't arrived wishing. It is torture not knowing and waiting. Be good to yourself, it's not easy.

wishingforwillpower Sat 21-Sep-13 19:51:50

Not here yet! But I really feel crampy and have done since Thursday so am sure it's on it's way. If its going to come I wish it would just come!! Notalota good luck to you too! Do you feel anything yet?

Yes - the first time. They carried on and were so bad I had an early scan. All was well though!

sheldor Sat 21-Sep-13 23:09:21

Yep i did with both of mine and i know my dsis had them aswell with her 4

wishingforwillpower Sun 22-Sep-13 10:46:43

BFP!! In shock... This is my second pregnancy and both times have taken quite a while to conceive. Feel a bit anxious now as last time I had no cramps at all, in fact it was the complete lack of usual pmt symptoms that made me think I was pregnant last time. I still have cramps today, quite mild but definitely there and on one side only. Also feel sick and hot. Must stop myself from googling symptoms and convincing myself of the worst!

BeQuicksieorBeDead Sun 22-Sep-13 10:49:04

Brilliant news wishing!

LittleBearPad Sun 22-Sep-13 10:50:44


Don't google. Dr google is a worry wart.

I continually felt like my period was going to start and had all the cramps etc but I was pregnant and now have a 17 month old.

Tuon Sun 22-Sep-13 11:09:53

Fantastic news! Wishing you a happy, healthy and uneventful pregnany.

BelleJolie Sun 22-Sep-13 13:17:25

Congrats! I don't get cramps as such, just heaviness in the pelvic area a few days before my period starts. When I was pregnant I had exactly the same feeling, so I was convinced my period was on its way any moment. It took a week of no period arriving for me to twig that a pregnancy test may be a good idea! And I was pregnant smile

starsandmoonandback Sun 22-Sep-13 20:33:23

Woohoo! That's great news. Congratulations! thanksgrin

cookielove Tue 24-Sep-13 07:53:05

Congratulations flowers


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