Many women experience abdominal pain during early pregnancy. It is most often caused by the changes your body is undergoing.
Some women experience cramping and even spotting with implantation. This usually occurs a week after ovulation. At this time the body also releases hormones. One of these, progesterone, slows down digestion resulting in a formation of gas and a bloated feeling.
While cramps during pregnancy are not uncommon, sometimes they can signal a problem. Severe cramping on one side can be a sign of ectopic pregnancy. If cramps last for more than an hour, are accompanied by fever or chills, or you experience bleeding or vaginal discharge you should inform you doctor. I always recommend speaking with your doctor if you are concerned.
Congratulations on your pregnancy. I hope you are feeling better.
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