cramping feeling

  1. ok, just found out that I am to be expecting my first child. I had the consult with the nurse over the phone. The only real symptom that I have (so far) is the really aggrevating cramping midline. I asked her about it when we talked and she said that it is normal. Ok, so it is normal, but what is it and what causes this. It feels like the cramping I would experience if I were menstrating only on a lesser level. I have had it for over a week now.

    Any clues anyone?
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Could be "implantation" cramping, when the embryo moves down and implants itself in your uterine lining. This can be quite irritating and feel like menstrual cramps, even causing mild spotting. BUT IF THE PAIN IS EVER SEVERE, ONE SIDED or accompanied by bright red bleeding that does not stop, get to ER IMMEDIATELY......could be another thing altogether. Not knowing your history and seeing you, I can't say all is "well" but.... It sounds like your midline mild cramping may indeed be normal, implantation. If you have any doubt, don't be afraid to go to ER or call your OB right away.

    I wish you well. Congratulations on your pregnancy, may yours be a happy/healthy 9 months and beyond.
    i had that too, and freaked out and called my ob, and they very nicely put my mind at ease. :d

    hey, by the way.....

    congratulati ons!