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1326871 tn?1276554185

Why am I having these pains?

I am 8 weeks and 2 days pregnant today. My due date is 01/4/2011...I am so excited, but I can't stop worring that something is going to go wrong. Maybe I will be able to relax after I make it past my first trimester. I have been having pains when ever I sneeze or cough on my left and right lower abdomen...anyone know what that could be?
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Avatar universal
I have been having those pains too, and when I twist my body to reach for something (I am 7 wks 5 days) but I'm not worried about these pains- they are normal during pregnancy, so don't worry! I had a mild cramping pain yesterday for about 10 mins, then it disappeared... I was worried about this kind of pain but apparently that's normal too. If you imagine all the activity that's going on down there at such a fast rate, it's no wonder we feel some aches and pains! Good luck!
1315622 tn?1286816855
Hi Stephy!
We r due on the same day! Am also 8wks 2days and get those pains occasionally. No worries all in the name of pregnancy!
1227139 tn?1462334630
Just a quick comment for everyone with the pains!

It is quite normal and usual to have cramping and pains like you are stretching or pulled a muscle.  There is a term also called round ligament stretching that can occur really early and all the way through your pregnancy.  It can be quite unbearable at times, not just the pain alone but the worry that something is wrong.
Most times it is best to check and report these kinds of pains to your doctors, just in case, but often the ligament stretching is usually the culprit, and quite normal.

Hope this helps!

Sandi (Dragon1973)
MedHelp Down syndrome Community Leader
& Ds Group Forum Founder/Moderator
1326871 tn?1276554185
Thanks you Guys for all your comments...glad to know I am not alone. My next doc appt is June 9, I can't wait. I just want to be reassured everything is good. I can't help but worry a little...this is my first time.
1227139 tn?1462334630
Perfectly reasonable!
Do let us know what your doctor says!  And worrying is absolutely normal, it's the "mom" in you!!!

Sincerely,
Sandi (Dragon1973)
MedHelp Down syndrome Community Leader
& Ds Group Forum Founder/Moderator
1278876 tn?1304908319
Stephy,
Im 7 weeks and been having the same pains, from just the family members I've talked to they all say its normal, my mother said especially with a first baby because your uterus and the muscles around it have never been stretched like this before, my aunt said the same thing. I would agree with dragon, of course tell your doctor everything you worry about, help put your mind at ease and what not, but dont stress out about it. and btw Congrats!!!
Avatar universal
just jumping in ..i am also 7 weeks and feeling the same things since like day 4 after being implanted.i was told the same thing..i actually look forward to it so i know i am still pregnant..i get  into a panic when i dont have any symptoms..i want this to happen so bad! i just want to make it past this 1st trimester
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