I felt ok when I got up this morning and now I feel awful - terrible cramping pains down below - along my bikini line and actually right down below I've checked and not bleeding or anything but what do I do, go to the doctors, A&E or just stay here at work and hope it passes.
Twinkie, I had the same last night. Said to dh it was like a period pain. I kept rushing to the toilet expecting bleeding but nothing so far. I have put it down to everything stretching to make way for the growing baby. I hope you get some reassurance that it is nothing to worry about.
Twinkie - it sounds like the ligaments stretching in your uterus and everything moving around. Don't forget that your uterus moves up out of your pelvis at about now so it's probably that. I still get stretching type pains at 18 weeks and even now I sometimes panic. I do usually find that bump has a growth spurt just after these pains.
If you're still worried I'd suggest you go home, put your feet up, relax and call your midwife for reassurance.
i had similar pains a couple of weeks later in my pregnancy and obivously panicked at the time but it turned out to be muscles stretching. was v painful. i wouldnt stay at work tho-go home and rest(unless you feel better at work with others around). maybe give mw a ring for reassurance?
Twinkie - That sounds like you've got a Urinary Tract Infection. I have had 4 so far this pregnancy!
Take a urine sample to your midwife/GP and let them dip test it. It will most likely show up trace blood and protein... then you'll get a course of antibiotics, be told to drink LOADS of water and will feel 100% in no time.
Alternatively it could be stretching pains if they are sharp shooting pains. You can take paracetamol if they get really uncomfortable.
When is your next appointment? I'd definitely get it checked out coz the last infection I had was allowed to carry on and felt so painful I thought I was in labour....
Incidentally I have never had ANY burning sensations or pain when I pee, which is the sign they keep telling me that will show I have an infection coming. Not with me it didn't....just straight to the lower abdominal pain!!
Thanks all the pain is like period pains so I suppose it could be stretching - I have a scan tomorrow afternoon so may I suppose be better to sit here and see if I feel better - mind you I have told DP and am awaiting the ambulance sirens outside the door any second to rush me off to the hospital!! (he is a bit overprotectiver of me!!)
Twinkie - long time ago but when I was pregnant with dd (now 3.5) remember had excrutiating cramp-like pain the odd time - couldn't move. In retrospect think it might have had something to do with constipation? Get it checked but in the meantime try plenty of water and prunes???
Would agree it is probably the ligaments strecthing Twinkie.
Toothache is right that a UTI feels like horrendous period pains too - i have both the ligament stretching pain and the UTI but would say it is more likely stretching. Not that i know anything about this sort of thing mind.
Would defo just give the midwife a quick call if you are worried.
Twinkie - I had this last night as wekk. It was like a sharp shooting pain for a minute or so and then it was like the pain stayed and was an 'afterpain. I was told to sit down by DH at the time but today my (ickle) bump feels kind of tighter, as too do my trousers!
Sounds so much like the "growing pains" that I have experienced on and off too. Mine seem to get quite intense around the same time I would have had a period. Whenever they come they only last a day or so and voila after all that heaving inside my bump grows a notch or two. I've read its a good time to make sure you are drinking plently of water to keep you skin hydrated and stretchy and its quite soothing to massge oil (even olive) around your bump too, promotes blood flow to the achy area and helps relieve the pain. Granted a bit difficult on that one at work tho!
go well tommorrow.
Oh the joys of stretching pains - I sometimes wake up at night with a sharp pain down my left side (17 weeks now) and always think something bad is happening. Did you get any reassurance from your mw Twinkie? Mine told me this was normal and I'm now terrifying my a-lot-less-pregnant friends by telling them what they've got to look forward to