All good news. The cramping hasn't returned and my doctor feels like it was normal pregnancy pains. He said it's typical for women to suddenly start feeling those pains a lot more around this time because the loose ligaments are starting to really stretch again. It did feel good to hear him say that. He understood that I'm nervous after my last pregnancy but he said "This one is going to be different" and I'm going to agree. So far it has been.
I really appreciate the responses. I was in a bit of a funk yesterday but I'm feeling much better today.
I use a pillow under my belly at night because I like the support. I still get achy from laying on one side too long but usually my belly feels supported enough that it's really just more hip pain or shoulder pain. Last night I was laying on my right side and the left side of my belly hurt. I turned over and then the pain spread all the way across and felt like one long menstrual cramp. It was not incredibly painful but painful enough that I was concerned. It felt just like when I had bleeding last time. I would cramp and then start bleeding. I laid there, getting really scared and after about five minutes the pain subsided. My uterus was not contracting, I definitely know what that feels like. I went to the bathroom, held my breath and I was so relieved when there was not any bleeding. I finally fell back asleep but woke up with a lower back ache. I had those a lot in the first trimester, especially early on and I read it can be hormone related. My back has been a little achy today but I think I'm noticing it more because of what happened last night. I haven't had any more crampy feelings. I talked to my doctor's office and they offered to let me come in but I felt nauseated and I really didn't want to drag Jordan and I up there just to hear the doctor say I'm probably fine. The nurse felt like it was probably ligament pain. I'll admit that I'm not convinced but at least I haven't had it anymore and I really, really hope it does not come back. My last pregnancy was so scary and it's been wonderful to feel like everything has been normal up to this point. So, I need some reassurance. Would love to hear form you ladies.
I think everything hurts more with a second pregnancy. But then again, this is coming from someone who delivered at 31 weeks. I often wonder if I didn't assume I had normal aches and pains, that they could have put me on BR and I could have held Andrew in a bit longer. The moral of my story is always get things checked out. It's much better being told everything is fine than having what-if's if it's not.
One of the major reason I did not call when I started cramping that morning before I abrupted was because of Ava. Really, her life would hav been disturbed less if I would have just went in.
Odds are it is normal pregnancy aches and pains. But I'm not in a position to tell you that. I vote go in and get the peace of mind from your doctor.
Last edited by Lavender444; 01-26-2012 at 05:03 PM.
It definitely can fall into the range of normal pregnancy aches and pains. I had a lot of them! Especially if I had been doing anything outside of normal pervious in the day.
However, after all the issues you had with Jordan it might be better to be checked out rather than play the what if game in your head that will drive you nuts. Chances are they'll tell you everything is fine, but at least then you'll have that peace.
Last edited by alwayssmile; 01-26-2012 at 05:00 PM.
Well, the two of you convinced me to give them a call. I'm going in tomorrow morning and Jason is going to watch Jordan for me. He has missed part of two days this week already but I really do not want to worry about getting my 29 pound toddler in and out if I'm having back pain already and had cramping last night. I seriously hate worrying. It sucks.
Sorry, Kayla. Pregnancy totally stinks. It's not fair that normal pains and worrisome pains are so similar. It's only because my own experience that I would even suggest going in. Prior to that I would have had a wait, hydrate, rest, and see mentality.
I'm sure everything is fine, and you will be able to breath a little easier hearing a medical professional say so.
Last edited by Lavender444; 01-26-2012 at 05:38 PM.
Oh man, I completely understand the fear you are feeling based on your description. I used to have fear everytime I had a cramp like pain and then I would intentionally avoid going to the bathroom as pre-pregnancy I would experience that type of cramp and then bleed. Thankfully throughout both of my pregnancies, I felt a lot of those scary type of cramps and did not have the bleeding. I do pray that all is well with your little one. I agree with the others that the pains you are experiencing do sound like they are within the normal range. I'm glad you're getting checked out... You're almost 1/2 way there! And then you can enjoy your little one and not have anymore of these worries
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Reassurance is always nice. So glad you have an appointment this morning. Update us as soon as you can, okay?
I hope everything is okay, Kayla. I was much achier with Mac's pregnancy than I was with Daphne. I seemed to have cramps and twinges all the time. I think it was just because everything was all stretched out already. Who knows. He gestated 9 days longer than Daphne, so there was no relation between my cramping and PTL, but I think going to your doctor for some peace of mind is a great idea.
I agree with PP, its best to get checked, especially with your history. KUP.
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