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Anyone had bad lower back cramps in early PG and gone on to have viable pregnancy?

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InspectorGadget Tue 06-Jan-09 12:56:25

I am 8+1 by my dates and 7+3 by scan dates. I had an early reassurance scan last tuesday due to previous mmc. Am booked in for a further scan on Friday. BUT on saturday night I had really bad lower back cramps and occasional lower abdo pains, this went on for most of the night and kept me awake, although am not sure if it was the pain or the worry or the fact that everything seems so much worse in the dead of night.

I rang the EPU yesterday morning and they were not in the slightest bit interested, told me to take some paracetamol and have a hot bath. Dur, its not the pain I'm worried about, it the bloody worry I'm worried about! They won't scan me until Friday and said I should be reassured by the positive scan last week.

Well of course I was reasurred at the time about the scan, but lets face it the scan is only any use at the moment it was taken, anything could have happened since then! I am still getting wee twinges, occasioanly quite strong but only for a very short time, and have absolutely no bleeding or spotting whatsoever.

My bowel is also in uproar, constipated one minute and the trots the next. Am puking occasionally and frequently nauseous and don't feel like eating anything whilst being ravenously hungry at the same time.

I was just wondering if anyone else has had similar symptons and gone on to have a viable pregnancy? The wait until Friday is killing me, and I'm just wondering if there is any hope at all that things might be ok.

God, even if its ok, this is just the start of a lifetime of worry isn't it?

* sigh *

WorzselMummage Tue 06-Jan-09 13:13:40

I had craps with both my pregnancies which resulted in babies.. the miscarriages were all cramp-less

Cramps are everything stretching.. a good sign really eh x

Good luck, I had a mmc too in feb and just had a baby last week so try and think positive grin

amazoniansecretsanta Tue 06-Jan-09 13:27:53

I'm now 11 weeks pg and at about 5 weeks pg had diarrhea, with lower back pain (which was on and off but quite painful) and some pain in my lower abdomen. Turned out to be a kidney infection and was prescribed antibiotics by the doc, who said that lower back pain and diarrhea are often symptoms of this. So it maybe worthwhile going to the docs to see what they say.

dsrplus8 Tue 06-Jan-09 13:31:19

every time i was pg i had cramps! its normal!!!!! was worse with the twins , have you been scanned yet?grin. congrats by the way!

InspectorGadget Tue 06-Jan-09 13:41:13

Thanks for the positive messages. My OH is being all positive and stuff and i just feel hopeless, so I guess I just wanted a reason to think that there might at least me some hope.

I think am feeling sorry for self today, have been so sick today (a good sign, I know) but I also know you can be puking for britain and the free world and still not have a viable pregnancy. I don't mind feeling lousy but feel the trade off should be an actual baby at the end of it.

dsrplus8 Tue 06-Jan-09 14:39:26

the general rule is the worse you feel when pregnant the stronger the pregnancy is!grin so by that babyinspector is doing fab!, your hormones are at that stage you will feel hopeless/anxious, try not to worry ,you'll soon be in the second trimester,then you'll feel fabulous look glowing, baby wil start moving and you can relax and enjoy all those little kicks that say" hiya mum, im ok"grin

1stMrsF Tue 06-Jan-09 18:57:25

I had horrendous cramps from 6 - 10 weeks, particularly badly at 8 weeks. Kept me awake, felt just like a period, but went away and everything is now fine with twins at 21+5. Good luck!

brettgirl2 Tue 06-Jan-09 19:35:54

I had cramps too. My husband made me take paracetamol so that they went away - not because of the pain as such but because I was calmer if I did.

And remember that once a heart beat has been seen miscarriage is much less likely (although I realise that it can and does happen)

babylove123 Tue 06-Jan-09 21:52:38

Oh yes! Had my first child last Nov, shes a healthy 5 weeks!

I was in AWFUL pain at 5 - 9 weeks, doc said "prepare yourself for a miscarriage". Was hurrendous time. Had a 6 week and 8 week scan, was ok and so was 12 week. Had the ALL the way through my pregnancy so dont panic too much about it (yes i wanted to deck all the people who told me that too!)

EvieBear Tue 06-Jan-09 22:12:18

I have really bad back ache when I go to bed in the evening. When I lie down it's so sore, it's hard to turn. I am only 14 weeks so there is no bump weight dragging me down. Perhaps it is everything stretching etc..?

Hawkmoth Wed 07-Jan-09 16:15:16

MW said if pain goes with Paracetmol don't worry! Easy for her to say!

EvieBear, ask your MW about SPD, not being able to turn over in bed is a classic symptom.

Pinkmarshmallow Wed 07-Jan-09 16:23:36

I've had period-like pain, including across the lower back pretty much all through my pg so far... now at 33 wks and so far so good!! At 5 wks I was spotting with these cramps so sure it was a MC but no.... Good luck!

shelsco Thu 08-Jan-09 16:12:16

I had period like cramps with all of my pregnancies (currently pg with DS4) and this time round they have even recurred during the second trimestwer and feel very like period pains across the lowwr stomach and back. They lasted for all of the first trimester and then have come back occasionally for a day or less since. I also feel really sick often (I'm now 27 weeks). I did have a miscarriage before any of my sons were born and although I had bleeding, I didn't feel sick at all and had no cramps. My Nanna always said a sick pregnancy is a healthy pregnancy as it means your hormones are high! Try not to worry and try a hot water bottle, that helps for me.

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