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13 weeks pregnant - abdominal pain - Paranoid

Just a question out there for anyone who may be going through something similar.  I have had a pretty bad pregnancy (9 days in hospital, etc.) but now that we made it past the first trimester the doctor said we are ok.  I did hear the heartbeat and I am blessed to have morning sickness.  I will take whatever I get so please don't think I am complaining.  My question is I feel like I am always in somekind of pain - not bad pain but just pressure down around my abdomen.  I am guessing it is stretching but it just seems like it is all the time, even during the night - worse after I go to the bathroom.  I also have horrible bowl movements that before hand cause me horrible pain in my abdomen?  Sometimes ending in spotting - causing me to go to the doctor to be checked out.

I know the doctor says we are ok but I would just like to know if anyone else has similar problems.  I am so afraid of hurting the baby or something happening to the baby that I pretty much just sit still all day - at work and at home.  I lost a baby 9 years ago (at 5 weeks never had heartbeat)but it is something I will never forget and it took me a long time to accept it and move on so maybe I am just paranoid?  Thank you for taking the time to read this.  Good luck to all of you outhere trying or who are pregnant.
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My dear: I know how you feel , i have had 2 m/c already and I know how painful it is. First at all, you are bleesed to be on your 13th week. The worst has passed. so take it easy and enjoy your pregnancy.Those pains cannot be other thing that aches of pregnancy, also, the mind is powerful and make you see things were there is nothing. If you feel that those pains are out of control, why don't you check with another doctor? there is nothing wrong with that, your doctor won't feel ofended. On the other hand, check on-line for doppler rentals. you can have it at home and hear your baby's heartbeat whenever you want. don't buy the one at Baby's R Us. go on line and rent the real thing( the same one your doctor uses when you go to see him)this will give you a peace of mind. God bless you and your baby, you will be fine. Pray to God, he listens...
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I have abdominal pain, too. Most of it I can tell is just the stretching thing, but sometimes I just feel like cra p. It's really bad if I DO need to use the bathroom...especially if I'm constipated. Sometimes, I wish I could have an epidural just so I can use the bathroom! LOL

When I try to lay down on my left side (like you're supposed to), my stomach hurts really bad, like I need to go...but when I turn onto my back, it goes away. Weird, huh?

Lately, I will hurt, but can't really pinpoint where or what is REALLY hurting. I just feel "yucky". This is frustrating! What's worse is that I have heartburn a LOT now. And I told my dh the other day that I could probably eat ONE raisin and end up with either heartburn or gas! LOL  

Anyway, you're not alone in the pain game...I guess it's normal! :-) (I'm 14W 3D)

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I would relax.  Make sure you check in with the doc if symptoms worsen.  Are you constipated at all? Drink lots of fluids.

Watm wishes for a healthy pregancy and a beautiful baby.

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I had bellyaches for about a week around 12-13 weeks but now it's better 14w2d. It was right when I was getting over the leveling off of hcg stuff I think. I had bad headaches too. I don't get pressure or pain right in abdomen (ie below bellybutton, several inches). Only when I'm driving, and I can feel the bump and sometimes it even moves. Otherwise I really feel nothing which of course I'd rather feel something, kicks or gurgles or something (not pain though).

I'd still ask. Youdidn't say why you had 9 whole days in hospital--was it abdominal?

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Thank you to all of you for your kind words.  The idea of ordering a doppler never even crossed my mind - now that is what I will be doing for the rest of today!  My family will be sick of our baby's heartbeat by next week :)  Thank you so much for suggesting that.

My BM are pretty bad and because they cause my cervex to bleed sometime (pressure) the doctor makes me take colace but they still hurt.  

This forum is wonderful, it is so nice to have online friends with the same concerns.  Doctors give us the everything is ok but peers can explain everything better. -- Thanks and good luck to all of you:)
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My guess would be constipation. That's very common. How are you BM's?
I understand where you are coming from about being paranoid, I am also in the multiple m/c boat. I am sure I will be the same way if I ever get to your stage of preg again.
And even though docs say your fine, it's hard to feel like "everything will be ok, this time" when you don't have a good track record. It's kinda like trusting a cheating partner after they have cheated over and over, or trusting a friend that has done nothing but lies. Well, maybe I am going a little overboard, but...you get my drift!
Congratz on getting to the 2nd trimester, your odds are better than ever now!
Good luck to you!
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Thanks Emma - I didn't realize is that why it gets better after 12 weeks because the HCG is leveling off?  My all day long sickness that I had everyday for the past two months started to subside last week.  I have had two good days in the past week with no sickness so I am hoping that is over.  (but I really dont mind it because it lets me know the baby is ok)  Anyway, I think my abdominal pain may be bowl related (gas) but it is in that area so it makes me nervious.  I was in the hospital about a month ago when my doctor told me to go to the ER when my heart was racing.  First they thought it was my nerves but in the ER they said it was irregular.  Turns out my heart was/is healthy but for some reason it would not beat correctly.  normal is 60-80 and I was at 160-180.  They think due to the morning sickness it knocked my rate off and the overflow of blood and fluids being pumped due to my pregnancy would not allow the meds to correct it so after 8 days they put me to sleep and shocked my heart.  I am still on meds but it is now beating normal.  (I was my OBGYN's first case of this - they were so puzzled)

I had my first headache this week too, what do you take for them?
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Wow, its so refreshing to read that I am not alone.  I have exactly the same symptoms.  I am 13 weeks and have been going nuts.  My abdominal pain has been so severe.  I am battling gas from both ends and discomfort.  Whenever I have complained to my DR. he tells me everything is fine but I do not think that this level if pain is o.k. for me or the baby.  I concerned but I remain prayerful.  Be blessed.
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well you posted to my very old post and I am sad to say that this went on for the remainder of my pregnancy but VERY HAPPY to tell you that I gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl in May of 07.  She is 14 months old now.

Sorry you are suffering but it is worth it.  Good Luck.
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hi,am so pleased these pages exist as like many of you I'm finding pregnancy a minefield of concerns! This is mainly due to a missed miscarriage last year so am paranoid of same thing happening again. Im now 12 weeks and 2 days pregnant and I too have had some pains which also seem to be worse after I've passed water and mainly at night. I've been told that at this time the uterus and of course baby are moving up into the abdomen so its understanable there will be some sensations. I also suppose that once you've emptied your bladder, everything "spaces out" again which could also explain some of the pain. Good luck
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i am having all these pains aswell, i always wake up during the night with either indigestion or lower cramps, im told its all normal, im 13 weeks now and have had no morning sickness, just everything else, the constipation is really killing me but my mum got those little antibacterial yoghurt drink things that are meant to help with the bodys disgestion and they seem to be working hurray!!! only thing i keep worrying about is the shooting pains in my stomach they have only started recently, does anyone else get this? xx
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hi, i come on this oage as i somtimes get really bad cramps in the bottom of my stomach and i had them bad last night and it really worried me, i pass urine up to 20 times aday at the moment aswell but i have no infection, i also seem to get a sharp pain leading down to my vigina (vagina). Does anyone eles seem to have this, i have been told its normal but you know what us first time mums are like, i am now 12 weeks and have my first scan next week. x
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Hi, I am 12 weeks tomorrow....I have had a scan at 8 weeks and 10 weeks and baby was measuring correct & I saw the heartbeat but as I have had 3 miscarriages i am understandably anxious!! Last night I was kept awake by pains across my back & pains in my stomach...they reminded me of the pain i experienced when I went through the miscarriages. I am extremely concerned & don't seem to be getting any sense from anyone...If one more person tells me 'everything's gonna be fine', I'm going to scream!! Please could someone offer an explanation for the pain being strong enough to keep me awake. I'm really hoping it is going to be ok this time??
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im 12 weeks 3 days today and had reli bad stomach pains last night and this morning im really worried thats something is wrong and have looked on various pregnancy sites but im not getting anywhere with those!! this is my second pregnancy and i didnt get these pains the first time which i think is worrying me even more..id apriciate any help/advice any one could give me..i have a scan and 9weeks 2 days and baby was perfect then x
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I was just reading the forum, firstly may i say congrats on the birth of your baby, i guess all that pain was worth it.

I am nearly 12 weeks pregnant with my first child and have been suffering extreme pain in my lower left side, I was advised that this is normal. After reading your posts, i feel so much more at ease now.

Amanda
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I too am 13 weeks pregnant with my first baby and I am in a lot pain...lower back, lower abdomen, evrything hurts...doctors say everything is ok.Hope so, anyway, I am much more at ease after reading all posts
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I am 12 weeks in three days. I have diverticulosis, this is my 2 preg i had a mc and then fell pregnant within weeks after - almost straight away. The doc thinks the mc i may have only been 3weeks or 4weeks along.....(i didn't know i was preggers)


I am now having constant ab pain on my left side and in the centre just under my belly button  no bleeding, no cramping, just sharp pains, i have been constantly nauseated for the past 2 and half months and still am.... should i be concerned with the pains or would that just be stretching.....

this is my first pregnancy (i am not counting the mc)...and it's kinda freaking me out cause my partner and i are gettin excited and happy about it..... if we lose this one he and i will be devastated.
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