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Should I be worried?

(14 Posts)
BelliniButterfly Thu 31-Mar-16 21:24:59

I'm 8+4 with first pregnancy and pretty anxious. Had an early scan at the weekend and measured 7+1 instead of 7+6 but saw the heartbeat and everything was perfect.

Since last night I've had some cramps/twinges buy no bleeding/spotting. My only symptoms so far have been tiredness and sore nipples/breasts. Today my nipples/breasts have felt a lot less tender and I'm now convinced something is going wrong.

Any advice? Feels a bit premature to call epu but having never gone through this before or know what to expect I'm a bit nervous.


Inwaiting Thu 31-Mar-16 21:26:48

I got quite a few cramps and twinges in the early days. Now 28 weeks pregnant and debating whether I have a boxer in my belly! Maybe give your midwife a call (or GP if you haven't been assigned a midwife yet) if you're concerned

silverseren Thu 31-Mar-16 21:40:09

Try not to worry. I had a lot of minor cramping and drove myself mad worrying about my symptoms coming and going. Remember that you get symptoms as your hormones change. Your body adjusts to the hormones and so you don't feel the symptoms anymore.

From what you've said you don't need to worry, but if the cramping gets bad or if you need some peace of mind just call your midwife. That's what they're there for and it always feels better to have reassurance smile

Jod1985 Thu 31-Mar-16 21:40:21

Cramps are very common in early pregnancy due to uterus stretching and changing. In both my pregnancies I had cramping before 12 weeks. Don't be afraid to call EPU for reassurance though.

BelliniButterfly Fri 01-Apr-16 10:29:36

Thanks everyone

I've called epu and just waiting on a midwife calling back to give me advice or arrange an appointment.

I'm hopeful everything is okay but just want to be on the safe side.

Will update later

user1459413777 Fri 01-Apr-16 10:34:18

I had loads of cramps in early weeks too, and was worried the same, I'm now 25 weeks and like the previous post have a little man doing star jumps in there smile
Get checked out to put your mind at rest and try and relax x

BelliniButterfly Fri 01-Apr-16 11:54:20

They just phoned. I've got an appointment with epu at 2pm. Midwife said all sounds normal but they will check everything is okay.

What normally happens at these appointments? Are they likely to scan me?

claireL1991 Fri 01-Apr-16 12:05:14

I had awful cramping at the beginning of my pregnancy, don't forget that as your baby grows your uterus needs to stretch and expand and this hurts from time to time.
Pregnancy isn't a pain free experience

I'm now 36 weeks and am having my baby next Friday by C-section.

Sit tight, hope all goes well at your appointment xx

FuzzyOwl Fri 01-Apr-16 12:11:46

Hope it all goes well and yes, they will probably scan you.

1moretime Fri 01-Apr-16 12:57:54

Best of luck. Yes I rang EPU last week after having cramp's on & off I went to an appointment few days later & they offered me a scan. Xx

PeppasNanna Fri 01-Apr-16 13:08:48

Best of luck Op flowers

BelliniButterfly Fri 01-Apr-16 14:58:10

So just back from epu and hugely relieved! Had abdominal scan and everything is great, strong heartbeat and measuring a day ahead.

She could see the little pocket where spotting was coming from and said I night get some bleeding in the next 48hrs but not to worry as it should settle down. If it doesn't or I'm worried I've just to phone back and they will see me again.

Thanks everyone

BustingOut Fri 01-Apr-16 15:06:38

Glad you got good news. And you've only got another 32 weeks of pregnancy worrying and then a whole lifetime after that!flowers

TwoLittleBlooms Fri 01-Apr-16 15:11:18

I got cramps and twinges (and some spotting early on) and apparent loss of all symptoms at 10 weeks- I was in a tail spin. That was with dd2 - who is now 14 months old and currently running around the lounge squealing!

Glad you got good news flowers

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