I have been waaaaay more crampy this pregnancy than the other three. I know/think it is intestinal because it is up by my ribs, but today was so bad I almost couldn't stand up. I'm almost certain it isn't the uterus. Has anyone else had a lot of cramping? I feel better after I take some Natural Calm (magnesium-- I think it is supposed to balance the calcium/cramping in the body). A friend told me today that each of her pregnancies got crampier and crampier....
ds- 5 years; dd- 3 years; ds- 17 months; ??expected 10/22/12
I'm on my 4th too and I'm already hurting like I do in late pregnancy. I have been a lot more crampy this time around.
I have had to cut out most wheat from my diet to keep my intestines happy. I can eat some, but I can't down a bowl of pasta or enjoy some toast.
Interesting what Crystal says about wheat, because I've noticed it's a big trigger for me. I had horrible gas pains when I was eating wheat regularly while pg. Same with significant amounts of sugar. However, this time around I'm hardly eating any wheat because it makes me nauseous, and I have a lot less of a problem.
Deb ................. DH Norm
DS Caleb, 13 ...... DS Patrick, 12
DS Isaiah, 8 ......... DS Thomas, 7
DD Cherish, 6....... DD Emily, 7\18\13 ....... Ripple, 17
William, 14 weeks, 4/11/12
I've had much more cramping this time too. Sometimes it's due to gas/constipation, but mostly your run of the mill cramps :O(
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I avoid corn at all costs, including corn syrup, it gives me hives.
Wheat I can do a little bit of. And I have some sugar, I'll sneak a pepsi throwback every now and again. Natural sugars are fine, like Honey and agave. Luckily I have had an aversion to sweets this pregnancy.
But my main pain this time around has been my hips, they ache a lot. And I keep getting pinched nerves in my neck causing a lot of pain in my arms. I had this issue with DS, but not this early.