I'm only just 4 weeks (first baby) but have been getting quite strong symptoms since Saturday - nausea and cramping. It was really severe Saturday night so saw doctor on Monday. She didn't seem too concerned as I have had no bleeding and just said to keep an eye on things and let them know if it gets worse. She is also testing me for a uti.
Although not as severe I have had cramping on and off for a few days (like period pain) and I'm starting to worry that this is a bad sign. The nausea has eased today as well and I'm really worried. I took another hpt this morning and got a stronger positive result than I did at the weekend.
Does anyone have any advice? Have people experienced cramping in the early days as well? Should I be worried?
I had really bad cramping from about weeks 4-6 with a constant dull ache in between. It felt like my period and the cramps were quite bad at times but it's all good. Just your uterus stretching. As long as there is no bleeding, there is nothing to worry about.
I had really painful sharp cramps with DD very early, looking back it must have been ligament pain. This time I'm 16 weeks with twins and have had cramps all the way through. Please try not to worry too much especially if you're not bleeding just take it easy.
Phew! I'm so pleased that it's not just me. thank you everyone.
I know it's really naive but I didn't realise the early days would be this hard! You hear so many stories where women don't realise they are pregnant until they are a few months along, I honestly thought I'd barely notice a difference in my body for a couple of months.
It's so hard keeping it from people when you just feel like you need to sit quietly with a hot water bottle on your tummy rather than being at work. Lol. The nausea is difficult as well as my team are starting to talk about our office Christmas lunch and it makes me want to gag.
How did you all cope with the cramping and nausea whilst at work etc?