Abdominal Pain

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am 6 weeks pregnant, and have been having daily mild abdominal pain/cramping pretty much from the time we conceived. Sometimes the pain is accompanied with a feeling of pressure in my vagina. Essentially, it feels a lot like I need to use the bathroom, but I don't. Everything is perfectly fine other than that.

How worried should I be? I don't see my OB for my first visit for two more weeks, so I don't know anything about my hormone levels or an ultrasound. I just don't want to be one of those women who freaks out at every little pain. Thanks!

ANSWER

Sounds like growing pains to me--congratulations!!!

If you see any bright red bleeding, you should call your provider, but otherwise, this sounds like just what you want to be happening at this stage.

-- Cynthia, CNM