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5 Weeks Pregnant - Twinges

(22 Posts)
Newcy Mon 20-Oct-14 19:33:11

Hi,

I am 5 weeks pregnant, with my first baby and feeling really anxious that something is going to go wrong. I have been experiencing twinges on both my left and right side, similar to where I normally have period pain - is this normal? Has anyone else had this? Thanks smile

leanne963 Mon 20-Oct-14 20:06:22

Congratulations Newcy :D

Your body is just getting used to the pregnancy it is totally normal to have little twinges here and there, i am nearly 9 weeks and still get the odd little tugging feeling. From someone who has had a MC in the past, you will KNOW if something is wrong. If it gets unbearable, that is when to worry. But the odd period pain cramp is normal. If you want some reassurance though ring your GP and tell them you are concerned :D

All the best

Newcy Mon 20-Oct-14 20:08:32

Thank you for replying - I never realised how much I would worry! Hope all goes well with you! smile

tiggy2610 Mon 20-Oct-14 20:10:53

I had light period like cramps all the way up to around 11ish week. Just baby getting cosy smile like leanne you will probably know if something is going wrong. If they get worse and you get any bleeding give your EPU a call. But from everything I was told cramps in early pregnancy are normal

leanne963 Mon 20-Oct-14 20:13:09

Haha newcy if you are anything like me worrying comes hand in hand with daily life. I am the biggest worrier! Especially this time around i am constantly worrying, but i have a guy feeling things will be ok this time. Last time i felt like something was going to go wrong, i just knew. So try and take a breath and just reassure yourself that the odds are in your favour that things will work out fine :D X

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 20-Oct-14 20:13:25

I'm 6 nearly 7 weeks and get twinges. Nothing has gone wrong yet so am assuming all is fine.

Newcy Mon 20-Oct-14 20:16:06

Thank you so much everyone! You have reassured me it's hard to know what's normal! X

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 20-Oct-14 20:24:39

I do understand your worry though, I feel very much the same. I am quite literally taking things on a day by day basis at the moment.

Dogsmom Mon 20-Oct-14 21:04:53

I found early pregnancy quite uncomfortable both times with twinges and pains, it felt like my abdomen was bruised, there is always worry, I'm now 21 weeks and have the no symptom worries because I don't feel pregnant and spend ages waiting to feel her kick again.

I don't think we accept it until they are here safely.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 20-Oct-14 21:28:41

I wish someone had warned me about the tiredness. Sore boobs, sickness and cramps I got a heads up on. The tiredness I have been shocked by.

Please someone tell me it goes away!

avocadotoast Mon 20-Oct-14 21:34:37

I'm 10 weeks and still knackered. For me it seems to come and go; today, for instance, I'm exhausted. Hoping I get some energy back soon!

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 20-Oct-14 21:52:30

From the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed, I'm knackered. It has taken some will power to stay up this late this eveningblush

croon979 Mon 20-Oct-14 21:56:17

I was so exhausted at work this afternoon that I seriously contemplated lying down on the toilet floor and having a nap. I was also not prepared for the extreme tiredness. I slept all weekend too - bonkers!

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 20-Oct-14 21:58:35

Yy croon I have been considering whether I can get away with a snooze in the ladies for a couple of weeks now.

avocadotoast Mon 20-Oct-14 22:00:35

I've taken to putting my pyjamas on as soon as I get home and curling up on the sofa with a blanket. Like a child. It does mean that if I go to pick up DH from work I do so in my jimjams, but I'm so far past caring at this point!

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 20-Oct-14 22:07:10

I'm fairly sure my DH is silently (lucky for him!) thinking "wtf has happened to my wife". I didn't think that the first trimester was a big deal physically and have been quite shocked (biology was not my strong point at school).

tiggy2610 Tue 21-Oct-14 11:52:42

First trimester was exhausting. I was asleep by 7pm almost every night! Now 24 weeks I feel a little more human, still tired at the end of the day though. Glad the gloomy weather means it's OK for me to curl up infront of the fire in my jammies as soon as I get in from work grin

Loiterer Tue 21-Oct-14 14:57:27

Hi Newcy, no advice really as this is my first pregnancy and I am only 4 + 5 weeks but i wanted to let you know that I am feeling exactly the same. Everything precious posters have said reassures me though. It feels like such a long time to 12 weeks doesn't it?

Chloris33 Tue 21-Oct-14 15:13:24

I had quite a lot of cramping (mild to moderate pain) in that area in the 1st trimester, and got a bit panicky about it, but the GP reassured me that it's normal and nothing to worry about. Now at 31 weeks and going strong.

Newcy Tue 21-Oct-14 16:59:02

When we were trying I was convinced that something was wrong and that once I fell pregnant I would stop worrying, now I am pregnant I have entered a whole new world of worry! It is really great to hear that I ain't the only one! Thanks everyone! smile

Loiterer Tue 21-Oct-14 21:55:44

*previous posters blush

Khidhir2013 Thu 21-Jan-16 20:48:22

Hi i am just over 5 weeks and this is my 4th pregnancy my second pregnancy was a MC and I am worried about the twinges I have had. I have been told it is normal but at the same time to keep an eye on it. My friend has really worried me now and I don't know what to do. If anyone can help I would be very grateful thanks

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