Are cramping normal in early pregnancy?
During the first weeks of pregnancy, it is normal to have a bit of nervousness and anxiety because everything goes well with the baby. That is why, in the face of any strange pain or sensation, you are very likely to worry. If you have had cramps or cramps in your lower abdomen in those early days, it may be colic due to implantation of the embryo. Here I tell you more about these colics and when you must worry.
Luisa had trouble getting pregnant and on one occasion lost the baby in the first weeks of gestation. Today, she has a 2-year-old daughter and is a happy mom. However, remember that those first weeks of pregnancy was very nervous and every time she felt colic, she ran to the bathroom in fear, expecting the worst. “They were colic like menstruation, similar to the ones I felt when I lost my first baby.”
It is true that when a miscarriage is coming, the cramps in the lower part of the belly are an alarm. But it is also true that a colic or cramp during the first weeks of pregnancy is a sign that everything is going well and that the embryo has implanted in the walls of the uterus.
Implantation cramps usually occur 6 to 12 days after conception. There may even be a slight bleeding that is a sign that your baby is already “clinging” to the wall and means that the chances of a successful pregnancy are greater.
The cramps or implantation cramps may be accompanied, or not, by a slight bleeding. Keep in mind that not all pregnant women experience these colics, so do not worry if you do not feel them. But if in your case you feel them, consider that they should last little: one or two days at the most.
If, on the contrary, colic are severe and cause you much discomfort for several days, it is a warning sign, as there may be some other cause. In this case you should, without hesitation, consult your doctor to rule out any major problems with your pregnancy. In these cases, it is very important that you go to the doctor.
Cases in which cramping or cramping during pregnancy need immediate attention include:
Ectopic pregnancy: (the embryo develops outside the uterus / womb, usually in the fallopian tubes, in the ovaries or even in the cervix)
Molar pregnancy: (occurs when a fertilized egg develops in a growth called mola instead of a normal embryo)
Either way, I remind you that throughout your pregnancy you are likely to experience cramps because the muscles holding your uterus is expanding so you can support your baby as he or she grows. And that, of course, is normal and healthy.
If you have any questions, or if you are dealing with any pain that you think deserves your attention, consult your doctor immediately. Better to prevent, especially when it comes to your health and the health of the baby who is on the way to brighten your life.