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Pelvic Pressure Early Pregnancy

Is it normal to have like little, pinchy cramps in your abdomen when you are only 4 weeks pregnant?  They aren't like period cramps, and I am not bleeding, but I definately feel something down there.  If this is normal, why does it happen?  Thanks.
Farah
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Yes it is normal. It is your uterus making room for the baby. As long as there is no major bleeding do not worry.
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Hi Farah,

From what everyone told me it is normal.  I was having bad cramps all the time, but no bleeding.  It got to the point where i was always running to the bathroom and checking for blood.  It was driving me nuts.  Don't let it worry you.  I am at 16wks now and still having the odd cramp, but i know it is my baby making room.  :)

Congrats!
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Thanks, and I will take the opportunity to throw in another question.  Do you guys strengthen your stomach muscles still?  I am nervous about it.  What stomach excersize is good, or just safe?  Thanks!
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I have become ultra lazy.  I bought a book on exercises for pregos but too tired to open the book.  I heard that you should not do floor ab work, if you have an exercise ball that is better.  There are books or a trainer at a gym will know.
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Fara- check with your doctor and see what he/she can recommend.
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I have read also that after your first trimester you should not being doing floor abs either. Your pregnant your suppose to have a round belly!!!!Enjoy it!
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