A friend of mine described early pregnancy as "feeling like your period is coming and it just doesn't come." The problem with period-like cramps is that they are equally indicative of a period actually coming as they are of an early pregnancy LOL but at least having them doesn't rule out pregnancy, until AF actually appears.
There are a variety of "normal" aches and pains that accompany successful pregnancies. Lower abdominal cramping as long as there is no bleeding present is completely normal, aching as your pregnancy progresses is commonly caused by round ligament stretching and continues throughout the pregnancy.
I have had two miscarriages. I am currently on my third pregnancy and at 19 weeks so far so good. I have many aches and pains but try not to worry because I know it's not good. I have just learned to understand that I will have aches and pains because another person is growing in me!!
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.