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Is a dull achey lower abdomen normal in very early pregnancy?

(13 Posts)
helpet Tue 18-Aug-09 16:23:41

Hi -had a BFP on Friday (having miscarried in July at 5 and a half weeks) - so excited but paranoid. My lower abdomen is achey on left and right sides intermittently and I'm a bit scared it's all going wrong again. This is dc2 but I can't remember feeling anything much in the first 8 weeks with ds. Any ideas anyone?

TheOnlyDailyMaleForMeisDH Tue 18-Aug-09 16:35:05

Yes that's entirely normal. It'll probably last about two weeks, it's just the hormones kicking in which in turn have an effect on your bowels which makes them ache a bit. Don't stress, it's normal, normal, normal. Have had this with both urchins.

helpet Tue 18-Aug-09 16:37:53

Oh thank you thank you - I thought it was probably bowel related but couldn't stop worrying.

Jennster Tue 18-Aug-09 16:43:41

Yes normal. I couldn't understand why my period hadn't turned up when I had period pain. It wasn't period pain. shock Can last a few weeks. Good luck and congratualtions.

FifiOK Tue 18-Aug-09 16:57:19

All sounds perfectly normal. Even in the early days I think your uterus starts to stretch which can cause period type pains - a kind of "under construction" feeling.

Kyte Tue 18-Aug-09 17:01:36

Completely normal, I had it on and off in the first trimester for ds and for the current bump (27 weeks now).

scienceteachermum Tue 18-Aug-09 20:25:36

I had this for about 3 or 4 weeks after my period was due, perfectly normal. still get it on and off now - 15 weeks now.
Hope all goes well

Southwestwhippet Tue 18-Aug-09 21:29:06

Would echo normal, first time I came on here it was for exactly this reason. Was having what felt like really bad period pains, twisting pains in ovary-area on both sides, doubled over a couple of times.Was convinced I was going to have eptopic or MC but the lovely people here were confident all was normal and sure enough I am now 18 weeks. Mine lasted for about the first two months, still have occasionaly twinges. GOOD LUCK smile

StayFrostyDMisaVileRag Tue 18-Aug-09 21:32:23

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helpet Tue 18-Aug-09 22:35:40

You ladies make Mumsnet such a fab source of comfort and support. THANK YOU.

allibaba Fri 21-Aug-09 12:35:30

I'll second that Helpet, thanks! Am 6 weeks and getting these dull achey pains. Was pretty worried as first time PG but reading this makes me feel at least a bit more normal!

helpet Fri 21-Aug-09 13:56:30

Congratulations allibaba - all a bit scary at this point! Glad this thread reassured you too. xx

CinnabarRed Fri 21-Aug-09 14:12:37

Congratulations allibaba and helpet - come and join us on the April 2010 antenatal thread here!

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