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6-8 weeks pregnant, symptoms have disappeared and cramping started - should I be worried?!

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Girraferama Wed 16-Jan-13 17:47:39

I found out I was pregnant a week ago after 3-4 weeks of missed AF and BFN tests. I've now had loads of BFPs so def pregnant. As a result I'm 'officially' 8 weeks pregnant but could be as little as 5 weeks. I had very few symptoms to start with - very tired, indigestion and starving hungry. In the last week I've had a bit of queasiness, nothing major but definitely noticeable.

Today I've had cramping on my left side and the tiniest, palest pink in my discharge (so slight I probably wouldn't even notice if I wasn't looking for it!) but all symptoms have vanished; no sick feeling, hunger or indigestion.

I've not heard from the midwife with an appointment yet and I'm sure I'm being paranoid but its my first and I've no idea what to expect... Can anyone help?

MissRaindrop Fri 25-Jan-13 22:55:52

Hi Clare sorry missed you message, sorry for your loss too, isn't it awful. My bleeding has been constant for almost two weeks now & the clots are mortifying me the most - you are so strong to get through it. The pain on and off - and the cramps - have been the worst experience of my life. Was not prepared & wish they had given me a leaflet or something. Glad your nurse is confident for the next time - that does seem to be the case (as with Reebok) so fingers crossed for us all xxx

MissRaindrop Fri 25-Jan-13 22:34:03

Thank you so much will pm you over the weekend... Thanks for making things easier & understandable, appreciate it so much, ty xx

clare8allthepies Fri 25-Jan-13 22:23:31

So sorry to hear this Miss Raindrop I was just 6 weeks last week when started bleeding, was referred to EPU on Monday but by the time I called them I had started bleeding heavily with clots sad

I went today and had a scan and a blood test and it looked as though everything has passed already and hormone levels already back to non pregnant levels. Although I had a couple of days of really heavy painful bleeding, overall it didn't last any longer than a period and the nurse I spoke to seemed really confident that things would be ok next time.

Hope you're ok, take care of yourself x

Reebok Fri 25-Jan-13 22:16:50

I completely understand how you feel. I went through a stage of blaming myself too. I was convinced I had done something wrong as I had a poor diet due to hyperemesis. But the truth is, there is nothing I could have done. With miscarriages, it's usually something as simple as the egg not being fertilized correctly. Which means, YOU DID NOTHING wrong...just like I did nothing wrong. I promise you, you will get through this. I'm nt going to never forget and it stays with you but it will make you a stronger person. I conceived again after 3 soon as I was strong enough to start trying again. I'm certain you will also go on to have a healthy pregnancy too when the time is right. In the meantime, let your body grieve. But whatever you do, please don't blame yourself ok. If you need a chat, pm me x

MissRaindrop Fri 25-Jan-13 22:01:08

Thank you do much Reebok, I thought it would have taken so much longer. So awful but glad you got through it & so pleased at your lovely news now. I hope it happens again in time, I feel so empty now & wish I could stop crying. It just keeps coming back to me & life seems so worthless now.... Keep wondering what I could have done different, not sure if I took enough folic acid etc sad but thank you do much for that if this drags on much longer I will ask. Thank you. Xxx

Reebok Fri 25-Jan-13 17:52:32

Raindrop I'm so sorry to hear your news. I had a mmc last year so ended up having the erpc as I had been carrying around my baby who had no heartbeat for 3 weeks and my body was refusing to recognise it. The procedure was painless. Went to sleep for half an hour and woke up and it was done. The emotional side however, took longer. Maybe talk to your doc and see if you can get the erpc as I know the waiting for it to happen naturally is frustrating. Just to let you know, I am almost 15 weeks pregnant now so it will happen for you. Hugs and lots of hand holding xxx

MissRaindrop Fri 25-Jan-13 09:26:39

Please tell me Hevana if you don't mind sharing, it has been agony & was just not prepared for the pain - or the blood - even 2 nights ago, feel like it has been going on forever & wasn't aware of the alternatives & wasn't offered an op, just that some had passed naturally so let it run it's course - but it's traumatised me to the core. Sorry for your loss too, it is just awful, I don't know if we'll get over this. Xxx

Hevava Thu 24-Jan-13 17:47:56

Hi Raindrop
So sorry to hear about your news. I had a miscarriage just before Christmas and it was so upsetting, a really difficult time. There's nothing anyone can say or do that will make things better. Are you still in pain? Have they offered you an ERPC operation? I went through it after my miscarriage so can share with you if it would help?

MissRaindrop Thu 24-Jan-13 12:51:53


leaharrison11 Thu 24-Jan-13 10:00:26

I am so sorry to hear that, cant imagine what your going threw! Thinking of you ! X

MissRaindrop Wed 23-Jan-13 20:32:09

Sorry guys. They confirmed the worst & the last few days I have been losing a lot of blood & bits, pretty traumatised really. I kinda knew what was happening but didn't think it would take quite so long or be so painful. A horrible thing for people to have to go through. Will be ok in time but it's just awful, two weeks ago we were so happy at our good news - how quickly things can change sad xxx

Girraferama Mon 21-Jan-13 11:11:44

Any news Raindrop?

MissRaindrop Sun 20-Jan-13 10:05:18

Not good with me unfortunately - phoned nhs24 last night & went to out of hours doc. Got cocodemol & slept for first time in days. I am hopeful you will be fine - Dr said cramps are normal but when they are severe & with blood it can be early labour, my scan will probably show tomor that I have nothing left inside sad but I am prepared for that. sad Hope you get on ok xxx

stacey212528 Sat 19-Jan-13 12:41:57

Phone NHS 24, I had exactly the same symptoms and they referred me to my local early pregnancy unit. Where they examined and scanned me, and everything was fine, thank god! But also try not to worry too much, cramping is just everything stretching and growing to adapt to the tiny baby in your belly! smile easier said than done, I know! x

Girraferama Fri 18-Jan-13 19:52:04

Oh wow that is a long wait, you must be going out f your mind! Hope you are ok?

I had call from the midwife yesterday and have appointment tomorrow. I briefly mentioned my concerns and she didn't seem worried but I'm hoping I can speak to her about it more tomorrow. Felt a bit queasy again today so I'm taking that as a positive sign!

Really hope everything is ok with you, let me know thanks

MissRaindrop Thu 17-Jan-13 18:59:02

Hi Girraferama

Did you manage to get seen today? I am feeling a lot better after 2 nights of those cramps so hope all is ok, still 4 days to wait til scan to hear one way or the other, it's a long wait sad

Hope you got on well xx

leaharrison11 Wed 16-Jan-13 20:29:42

Its ok i know how scary it can be, if you are near a big hospital they should have an early preg unit so maybe go to ur docs and he may refer you to get checked out but i was told its very common i had it till about 16 weeks! And my anti who was carrying twins had cramping that bad her doc told her she may have rumbling appendix (she didnt it was just her uterus expanding ) i was also sick alot everyday from 4 weeks but when i was 20 weeks it just stopped for two weeks i panicked so much because DS wasnt really kicking then alot anyway ! But a week later it came back with extra strength ha ! Try not to worry its very common but go see ur doc or nurse for peace of mind if u feel it will make u feel better smile

Girraferama Wed 16-Jan-13 19:43:18

Glad it is helpful Raindrop it's amazing seeing how different everyone's experiences are!

Has anyone else had symptoms that have stopped/disappeared temporarily or early?

MissRaindrop Wed 16-Jan-13 19:40:59

So glad to hear lots of people have cramps but it is just AWFUL. I hardly slept at all last night as it was just so painful (& internal scan only put me at 5 weeks although I thought I was more.) in answer to your question, I did have symptoms including sickness but not sure if they're still there as cramps are so sore, one way to take my mind off feeling sick. It's just horrid having to wait & see what happens as I do fear the worst for myself. Blood heavy. It sounds like your spotting is much more normal. Once we meet our midwives it will put our mind at rest I am sure. It does help to hear people with similar experiences on here, so glad I found this site today smile

CareerGirl01 Wed 16-Jan-13 19:32:55

Hi guys had cramping with both DD1 four years ago and with this pregnancy (no2) - obviously fine first time round and am now 23 weeks into pg no 2.

Girraferama Wed 16-Jan-13 19:08:08

Thanks lea I still don't have a midwife as waiting to get a call for booking in appointment - to be honest I think that's what is making it worse.. I don't have anyone to ask what is and isn't normal! Hopefully I'll get hold of someone tomorrow.. Thanks for reassurance smile

leaharrison11 Wed 16-Jan-13 18:58:14

When i was in the early stages i had alot of cramping i was very worried to i ended up having an early scan at 9 weeks , they told me it was because i am very slim and i have a tilted cervix and it was growing very fast all was fine with baby , but its so worrying and i think its always better to be safe than sorry so maybe have a nice chilled night in bed and call your midwife tomorrow she might be able to get you a scan to put u at ease, sending love

Girraferama Wed 16-Jan-13 18:51:20

Thanks loves - I'm sure I'm being paranoid but not having a midwife yet and so many questions is driving me mad! Because I don't know how far along I am, I have no way of knowing what's normal or not as everything online is in relation to how many weeks pregnant you are!

Thanks for the congrats and reassurance smile

lovesteaandcake Wed 16-Jan-13 18:44:45

Oh I forgot to add that cramping is normal as your womb is growing quickly. But always good to put your mind at rest

lovesteaandcake Wed 16-Jan-13 18:42:59

I'm 6 weeks pregnant and don't have many symptoms. I've felt very I'll the last few days but I think that is part pregnancy and part a dodgy belly! I've had very sporadic cramps, only minor. This is my 3rd pregnancy but second baby, so hoping all will be well.
I'm sure you're ok. You may be a lucky one who sails through pregnancy! You can always speak to a doctor if you've not met your midwife & your concerned.

Congratulations on your pregnancy btw. Should have said that first really blush

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