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I very nervous!!!!!!!!!!!
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abh114 posted:
My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for about 3 to 4 yrs. We recently found out I am in fact pregnant! It was such a surprise I took 4 tests to make sure. We are soooo excited but now im nervous. I went to the Dr. who confirmed I am pregnant. I am 5wks and 2days. I go back july 17th for an u/s but Im having cramping its kinda like period cramps no bleeding just cramps in stomach and lower back sometimes. Im worried i may have like a tubal pregnancy or something is worng. The 17 is soooo far away to find out its in the right place and in fact also see a beating heart. We've tried for so long I just hope everything is ok. Its like a huge blessing to us! Any advice???????
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tbkittycat responded:
Cramping similar to period cramps are normal as long as they aren't severe and accompanied by bleeding.

If you had a tubal pregnancy, you'd know by now because you'd be in extreme pain.
 
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Robert O Atlas, MD responded:
The key is where is the cramping. if it is in the middle of the lower abdomen, it is perfectly normal. If it was an ectopic pregnancy, the cramping would be more likely to be on one side or the other. There are ways to know if it is in the correct place. The easiest is in fact ultrasound. The other thing you can do is have two blood tests 48 hours apart.

I am so happy for you!! This is great news. congratulations.
 
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abh114 replied to tbkittycat's response:
Thank You! Im just very nervous like all mothers to be:)
I just want the baby to be heathly! The cramping comes and goes. Mainly when Im more active......
 
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abh114 replied to Robert O Atlas, MD's response:
Thank you! Im very excited, just nervous because the cramping. The cramping is in my lower abd. but all over. It comes and goes but its just like period cramps. My U/S is july 17th. I just dont want to be disappointed. Thank you for the advice!
 
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northern_girl replied to abh114's response:
Thank you! I was having lower ABD cramping earlier today. It got me very nervous because of a previous m/c That makes me feel better knowing that it's normal.
 
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abh114 replied to northern_girl's response:
Try not to worry its easier said than done bc i still do it. im 9w 5d and still have the cramps here and there. I had my first u/s and the baby was healthy with a heart rate of 166:) good luck!!!!
 
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Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff replied to abh114's response:
Hi abh114!

So glad you followed up and soooo excited to hear all is well!

Be sure to connect with others on our Trimester Communities and keep us updated!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
~To be a child is to know the joy of living, To have a child is to know the gift of life.~ Author Unknown


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