I am five weeks pregnant and all day I've been having cramping. I'm not bleeding at all, just have cramping in my lower ab. region.
Before I became pregnant, I was told that I have small ovarian cysts on both ovaries.
Could this be causing the cramps, or is there something else that could be going on? I'm just wondering if this could be a normal thing. (It is my first pregnancy.)
It could be the cysts and it could be normal "growing pains" and it could be implantation. If there is no bleeding, cramps at this time are usually not worrisome.
-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.
Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.