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What does implantation cramps feel like?

(17 Posts)
NotSoYummyMummy23 Thu 08-Oct-15 14:21:39

It's our first month TTC and every little pain or cramp I get, has me thinking it's happened already. I'm tired of symptom spotting and just want to wait until my period is due until I find out, but am just curious as to what the cramps feel like? Are they like period pains or like normal stomach cramps? As I seem to be getting both...

zippyswife Thu 08-Oct-15 14:23:30

I'm pregnant with dc3. I don't think I've ever had implantation cramps. I always seemed to imagine it the months I didn't fall pregnant and never felt it on the months that I did! Good luck

Zamaz Thu 08-Oct-15 14:25:00

I had implantation bleeding for a few days (like old period blood, yuk, TMI!) but no cramps as such. The first obvious sign I was pregnant (I don't have a regular cycle) were massively sore boobs.

NotSoYummyMummy23 Thu 08-Oct-15 14:30:41

Thank you for your replies. When did you have the bleeding? Was it when your period was due, or before?

Zamaz Thu 08-Oct-15 14:37:59

Cos I don't have a regular cycle (last period in December, got pregnant in March), I'm afriad I have no idea!

Oysterbabe Thu 08-Oct-15 18:36:52

I had no implantation cramps or bleeding, I just felt dizzy with sore boobs.

frozensmoothie Thu 08-Oct-15 20:05:08

Mine felt like bad period pains, so much so I was convinced my period was coming and I couldn't possibly be pregnant!

NotSoYummyMummy23 Thu 08-Oct-15 21:15:14

I'm getting period pains and pains in my back too. I'm also getting headaches, bloating and very fatigue and few mood swings. I've read this is a symptom of implantation but very few women notice it. I never noticed anything with DS but then he wasn't planned so I don't think I would have been looking for any signs. Argh I'm driving myself insane and I promosed myself I wouldn't do this!!

RingDownRingUp Thu 08-Oct-15 21:21:23

I thought I had gallstones!

NotSoYummyMummy23 Thu 08-Oct-15 21:42:36

Haha, the pains aren't quite that bad, but hopefully they're a good sign grin

Junosmum Thu 08-Oct-15 22:03:32

Never had implantation cramps. Did get implantation bleed though. One wipe of brown blood. No other symptoms until af was due.

PisforPeter Thu 08-Oct-15 22:12:01

I had them a week after I ovulated & they were little 'burrowing' type cramps. Fairly fleeting and not severe. Am now 7 weeks smile

NotSoYummyMummy23 Thu 08-Oct-15 22:31:51

Congratulations Pis. I'll keep my fingers crossed!!

Win15 Thu 08-Oct-15 23:19:53

With my first pregnancy I had a cyst as well so the cramping was awful and ended up me going to hospital to get checked over! Saying that, the first sign of that pregnancy was sore boobs 2 weeks before my period was even due so I knew then that I was probably preggo!

With this pregnancy I just had mild cramping like I was about to come on my period, other than that I had quite a few headaches but nothing which led me to believe I was expecting!

Good luck xx

FireExitSquad Fri 09-Oct-15 09:47:08

I had implantation cramps (4th baby) from day 7, lasting about 48 hours. It felt like period pain and after that I had a few days of a splitting headache and feeling sick. I dont remember experiencing this with any of my other pregnanacies, but I am more knowledgeable now thanks to Google!
Its soo hard not to obsess over symptoms! I also promised myself not to, but have been doing so ever since. I am now 28 weeks.

Best of luck to you : )

CactusAnnie Fri 09-Oct-15 10:07:11

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Louisee58 Fri 09-Oct-15 10:41:39

i found out at 3 and a half weeks, I just knew so did a test, now 6 and a half weeks and been having terrible cramping pains to the point its making my legs hurt as well! feels as if my period is due! same with my DS who wasn't planned so just thought i was expecting my period so didn't find out until 5 and a half weeks with him.

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