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Stomach pains in early pregnancy is this normal? Worried.

(78 Posts)
Discodolly100 Fri 27-Oct-06 14:54:33

Just found out I'm pregnant last week So I'm now 5-6 weeks. Been having mild, period type cramps ever since then which I understand is fairly normal. Also been feelig bloated and tender around my stomach like I've got an inflatable ball inside me under my ribs. Also feeling a bit faint and light headed. Is all of this normal? How long will this last? Should I check with the doctor? (No bleeding or anything).

isla81 Tue 22-Jul-08 09:32:10

hi all i am 6 weeks pregnant and i went for a scan the other day and all they could see was a black dot!!smile i woke up in the middle of the night with cramps. is tis normal as i cart remember in my first pregnancy with my son

PrincessT Fri 25-Jul-08 12:50:06

Hi there! I had a mc 3 yrs ago at nearly 12 wks - found the loss really traumatic and only recently decided we were ready to try again. Found out I am pg again - 4 1/2 wks but have been experiencing backache and stomach pains - Is this normal? So worried something is not right. Asked the dr about early scans to reassure but was told there's no such thing available!

barbie1 Sat 26-Jul-08 22:04:27

i so worried please help...found out im pregnant last week. Could be 4 to 8 weeks pregnant, not having had a regular cycle for years its hard to tell! anyway i have back ache and tummy ache but only one sided, went to the hospital and scan booked for monday but worrying so much until then, cant eat, sleep or indeed be positive about anything. Had blood done and called for result today only to be told they are ok??? what does this mean. doc prewarned because of pain i could have ectopic preg, but surely he could tell by internal? so sorry for going on!!

xJulesx Wed 30-Jul-08 14:08:51

Hi i am 6 weeks pregnant and have been experiencing stomach cramps, I saw a Dr today who told me to rest.
I'm a bit concerned and hope i am worrying for nothing, has any one got any advice, it would be much appreciated

Molleigh Fri 03-Apr-09 12:32:46

Hi Discodolly100
I am also 5-6 weeks and experiencing the same symptoms. I was a bit worried about the pains in the tummy, but from all the above posts, we can be rest assured that it is normal. I also from week 2 experienced dizziness. Even in week 5 it still comes and goes. My rib pain is only occasional. I too feel like I have an inflatable ball inside me. My stomach is also very tender.Hope this helps. Take care.

jenben22 Mon 06-Apr-09 11:26:15

Hi, i had ivf about a week ago, i have been having slight stomach pains and sore breasts, i find out next tues if it has worked. i have already had one round of ivf and one mc but never had these symptoms, after reading your stories it as put my mind at rest, for now so thankyou, fingers crossed for tues

Gillyan Mon 06-Apr-09 14:38:54

Ihad period pains and cramps for weeks this time round and also spotting and everything was fine (I'm 26wks now)

I suppose there is a risk of ectopic PG but you would have quite severe pain.

I too had tenderness.

Baisey Mon 06-Apr-09 15:06:04

Thank God! not that im glad you are experiencing pain but that im not the only one! Ive just come home from work because ive worked myself up so bad about it! Ive not even known a week yet (found out on April fools day) but I think im about 4 or 5 weeks.

jenben22 Wed 08-Apr-09 18:16:07

Wellmy symptoms have decided to come and go now. is it nornal?

SamiaAhmed Thu 09-Apr-09 19:27:18

Hi im slightly worried as i keep getting intermittent stomach cramps like i do before im due my period pains..its really beginning to worry me im about 5 weeks pregnant and keep thinking this could be signs of miscarriage but thankfully i have had no blood just some pain now and again...i have tender breasts and back pain and getting more tired by the day...and advice is appreciated..this is my first pregnancy maybe thats y panicking!!

jenben22 Thu 09-Apr-09 21:10:15

Hi, i think these r normal symptoms, from what iv read etc...the pains r ment to be your body changing getting ready for your baby to grow.just try keep calm.if it gets any worse go see your doctor. hope that helps you

SamiaAhmed Mon 13-Apr-09 22:40:26

Thanks for your help, i feel a bit more relaxed and yes need to relax and try not to worry as much!

rookie81 Mon 27-Apr-09 19:16:41

thank god!!!! i've been soooooooo worried all day as i too have 'inflatable ball syndrome' haha. i only found out on friday and i've had like period pain for over a week, i thought i was getting my period. i'm very teary today. seen doc today who said all normal. been googling ectopic pg all day as been so worried.

ooh yes i'm in my 6th week- due xmas day!

GabiM Wed 26-Aug-09 22:10:47

im exactly in the same boat as rookie, i found out when i was six weeks (last week) and the stomach pains were scaring me, i found it hard to believe it was normal however i found this site and it's full of information which have eased my worries.

keep posting and joining ladies

GabiM Wed 26-Aug-09 22:14:35

also had the dizzieness too

charmbutterfly Fri 11-Sep-09 20:40:52

I am 5 weeks as well, just found out i am preggers!

Now i have had pretty bad period pains before, but this cramping is driving me crazy and it hits the most at night! I am worried! I just want my baby to be ok!

bambino02 Thu 24-Sep-09 22:17:26

hiya, im new. i already have a 2year old girl and this is our first attempt at our second. i am only 2weeks gone, how early is that to find out?!?lol. i am having my usual period pains and i am so worried i am away to m/c. i cant remember this from my first. i see everyone else is the same so have some more reassurance. fingers crossed all is well, i think i am just over reacting as our first wasnt planned so had no time to think as i do with this time round. i am so chuffed though!! congrads to everyone else also.xx

mummymyers Fri 25-Sep-09 21:17:16

hi mummies

just wanted to say to all the ladies out there that i've read alot on websites & in books that cramps/pains in early pregnancy are totaly normal... they're due to the fact that even though you baby is so tiny, your body's muscles are already starting to expand to make room for your baby to grow. i'm actually thankful for any symptoms i can get... i had a m'c at about 6 weeks in July just gone but didn't have any symptoms except sore breasts. this time round (i'm neary 5 weeks) i've got very sore tummy, trapped wind, tiredness, morning sickness (at night) and diarrhea (all totally normal) it makes me have a bit more hope that this time round everything will be ok. good luck to all of the worried mummies out there, i'm sure you'll all be fine.

bambino02 Fri 25-Sep-09 21:36:31

hi mummymyres

thanks for that information it puts my mind at rest. i think some of us are totaly panacing over nothing but i think it cant be helped!! i have decided to just take it day by day and what will be will be. m/c runs in my family think that was what i was worrying about. if its meant to be its meant to be i am just going to enjoy everyday as it comes now.


mumnsprog Sun 27-Sep-09 22:44:14

hi everyone congratulations on ur pregnancys i have just found out im pregnant a wk ago im just 5 wks and already experiencing stomach cramps, reading ur postings have put my mind at ease, this is my first pregnancy and am worring 24/7. dont know whether to go see doctor to put my mind at ease any advice???

bambino02 Mon 28-Sep-09 08:42:53

hi mumnsprog.

im sure you will be fine but if u feel like you need to call your doctor then you should, but only to put ur mind at rest as i am sure its usual pains. i am pregnant with my second and i am the same every twinge so it isnt any easier lol. i am sure these are the same pains as the majority of women on here are experiencing but if you feel worried then call ur docs as that is what they are here for, hope this helps a little.


TishTosh21 Mon 28-Sep-09 10:29:09

This has made me feel alot better, had really bad period pains this morning, but no bleeding, have been TTC for 3 weeks so im a bit more hopeful that it is a positive sign rather than my AF coming. Thanks everyone!

KMarie Tue 06-Apr-10 21:03:53

I am 5wks3days pregnant and I'm getting quite anxious about any aches and pains that I'm experiencing. I have abdominal cramps (like period pain - bearing in mind that my ppain is usually very sore - or maybe low pain threshold). I also have a sore back and noticing shooting pains down my legs. I'm going to go to the doctor tomo evening because I am scared that it might be an eptopicPreg! Has anyone had these symptoms before?

Bushous Tue 06-Apr-10 22:22:49

Hi Kmarie.
I had lowwer backache, cramps, pains in my legs for about a week when I was about 3 weeks, but has gone now.
Hope all goes well tomorrow. Let us know how you get on. xxx

xkatyx Thu 10-Jun-10 21:46:46

Hi, i know this is a bit of an old thread, but also noticed it has been updated recently.

I'm nearly 5 weeks pregnant and also having these aches and pains really worried.


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