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    kmomm posted:
    I am roughly two months pregnant and for the past few days I have been getting cramps that are almost similar to the cramps I feel when I am menstruating. Is this normal? I do not remember having this with my first pregnancy but that was 10 years ago. I also wonder if it could be gas?
    atti_editor responded:
    Hi kmomm,

    Cramping is not a normal symptom. and it would be a good idea to make an appointment to see your obgyn to rule out any more serious causes. While you could have gas, some women say Braxton Hicks contractions feel like mild menstrual cramps. Seeing your doctor for an evaluation is the only way to ensure that everything is okay. Please keep us updated on what you find.

    Best wishes,
    An_256707 responded:
    I had cramping in my first two months and even some in the third. I'm high risk so I have had a bunch of ultrasounds and my baby is fine. My doctor said unless I had severe pain and bleeding or a fever/chills that the cramping is normal and probably the uterus growing/stretching getting ready. If you are concerned, you could call your OBGYN.
    oneroyalfamily replied to atti_editor's response:
    I have menstral like cramps and I'm 9 weeks pregnant.
    My OB said it's normal, she said it's your uterus and stomach ligaments stretching.

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