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Stretching pains in second pregnancy

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MmmMalbec Fri 23-Dec-16 10:18:27

I'm only about 4+5 with DC2 and I feel like I've been having stretching pains already. Has anyone else experienced it so early on?

MmmMalbec Fri 23-Dec-16 16:21:16


UnicornPee Fri 23-Dec-16 16:41:11

I had none with my first and second pregnancy but now with my 3rd I get them. Not as early as you though. Started from around 12+ weeks

Glitterspy Fri 23-Dec-16 16:42:00

I had these with my second pregnancy too but later around 14+ weeks.

MmmMalbec Fri 23-Dec-16 17:02:07

Yeah that makes sense for round ligament pain at those kind of stages. So I'm wondering if it's something different. I hate these early stages of pregnancy!

Thanks for replying smile

lockie1983 Fri 23-Dec-16 17:04:58

I'm only 10 weeks through with my second but was feeling what I can only describe as stretching pains from around 5 weeks

MmmMalbec Fri 23-Dec-16 17:35:18

That's good to know lockie. Congratulations on your pregnancy smile

GreenGoblin0 Fri 23-Dec-16 18:33:31

I got this around 8/9 weeks. also stretching pain around c section scar.

laurenmarie88 Fri 23-Dec-16 19:16:14

Congrats.... I've just got my positive too . I've had these weird stretchy pains and my bum aches loads ?! I feel pregnant that's for sure haha

lockie1983 Fri 23-Dec-16 20:58:13

Thanks Mmm you too smile I'm definitely feeling everything much more intensely this time!

SilentBatperson Fri 23-Dec-16 21:55:03

Yes, unfortunately followed by SPD like a fucker.

samks Fri 23-Dec-16 22:36:52

I had some awful pains at 4-6 weeks pregnant. Doubled over and in agony wondering how the hell I was going to do labour! I didn't realise at the time but my H thought I was misscarrying,oddly It never crossed my mind. I guess it was stretching or something.

MmmMalbec Sat 24-Dec-16 10:55:52

Thanks everyone. I really hope it's not a sign of SPD 😱

I guess there's just so much going on at this stage there's no wonder we get strange feelings!

Congratulations Lauren smile

SilentBatperson Sat 24-Dec-16 11:13:47

I not saying it necessarily is, but keep an eye on it so you can get an early referral to physio if so.

MmmMalbec Sat 24-Dec-16 12:35:22

Will do, thanks

OnlyEatsToast Sat 24-Dec-16 13:02:29

Possibly implantation pains?

HaichM Sat 24-Dec-16 15:22:24

What are stretching pains? I keep having bad cramp like pain around my entire middle at various times. Is that the same? Only 8 weeks along

laurenmarie88 Sat 24-Dec-16 16:45:25

Thanks huni yeh I'm super excited I've been having weird cramps though like I'm going to get my af?

ZigAZigAhh Sat 24-Dec-16 19:42:44

I'm 5+5 and have been getting definite ligament/stretching aches for the last week or so (it was one of the things that made me realise I might be pregnant as I hadn't felt them since my first pregnancy, although a lot later on). They come and go but there's no mistaking what they are.

Will also be keeping an eye out for SPD and crossing my fingers!

MmmMalbec Sat 24-Dec-16 19:44:22

Yeah I thought maybe implantation pains Only, seems a bit early for stretching really. I'm not sure about your pains Haich but at 8 week it could well be your uterus expanding. Cramps are also normal early on Lauren, as long as there's no bleeding. It's a stressful time waiting for that first scan!

ricepolo Sat 24-Dec-16 19:45:05

Am 4+4 with #4 and have been having stretching pains since day my period was due. Different to period pains: duller and more stretchy (!). Can't remember how early I felt them with previous pregnancies but would have thought they were a good sign rather than anything ominous...bean is getting nicely settled in!

MmmMalbec Sat 24-Dec-16 19:45:51

That's interesting Zig, thanks for your reply. Hopefully it's not a sign of SPD for either of us though. No idea how I'd manage that and a toddler!!! Congratulations on your BFP!

MmmMalbec Sat 24-Dec-16 19:47:01

Thanks to you too Rice, a friend said to me it could be a good sign! 4 kids, wow!!! Congratulations smile

ZigAZigAhh Sat 24-Dec-16 20:02:24

Congrats to you Malbec! flowers

SpinALittleFaster Mon 26-Dec-16 00:33:14

I had awful pains around my c section scar from about 6 weeks until 16ish. It felt like the scarring on the inside was stretching and I was convinced that it had to be a uti for week. 33 weeks now and haven't had the same pain since.

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