Is it normal to cramp in your first trimester? In the first days of pregnancy, you may feelminor cramping when the embryo implants, and the menstrual cycle shuts down. I’m past that point, and I know that becauseI know I’m pregnant. In the first trimester, you might feel bloatedwith fluid retention or breast growth, but that won’t affect your stomach much. Thenagain, you may feel cramps in your stomach as it roils, from the after effects of morningsickness. I’ve felt that.
You may have queasiness and roiling and mistakeit for stomach cramps. Try lemon water or ginger to lessen the nausea or a saltine cracker,to absorb the stomach acid to reduce the stomach acid that may make you sicker. I’ve had indigestion in the past, and thisis not that. It feels like cramps. If you have cramps in the third trimester,I’d say it was your body’s muscles getting in shape for labor. In the second trimester,it is more likely strains from the muscles expanding as the kid grows. I’m not that far along.
If you have minor cramps, you might want torest, in case the body changes the pregnancy causes are not compatible with an active lifestyle. I work out the same level I used to. Trying to keep that prebaby body while carryinga baby could cause cramps, especially from dehydration or electrolyte imbalance. I am drinking more, but the cramps are gettingworse, so it is not dehydration. If you were not getting enough fluids, I mightsay you’re developing constipation. Your body pulls the liquids out of what you takein, but that makes it hard to get out.
I have stomach cramps, but nothing comes out. I’d hope not, because you’re too earlyto be in labor. Well, nothing abnormal, but sometimes it hurts,and I do not know why. If you feel like the cramps are getting worseand not going away, get to a to get checked out. You may have an ectopic pregnancy,or you may be pregnant but miscarrying. Doesn’t that come with blood? The later stages, yes, but to reduce the riskof miscarriage or anything else that may be wrong. If you’re lucky, it is just complicationsfrom a social disease and pregnancy, and that
needs to be treated as early as possible anyway. That is the only time I’ve heard lucky andsocial disease in a sentence, except as an excuse for how someone got it in the firstplace.
Lower Left Abdominal Pain During Pregnancy
Should I be worried about lower left abdominalpain during pregnancy? You should always be worried about suddenpains during pregnancy. I know it isn’t labor, but otherwise, Ihave no idea what it could be. There are tendons that are strained duringpregnancy, and they can give you twinges if you strain them. I’m not lifting weights, well, just thebaby. They are strained by the pregnancy, and thenyou stand up suddenly, it can tense up painfully. Someone told me it might be gas.
Constipation and gas can cause pain duringpregnancy. It is worse if you are chronically dehydrated. I heard that labor cures this problem. Labor does involve so many contractions thatit tends to force all your waste out, too. Then again, your pains could be practice contractions. I didn’t think you could really practicefor labor. Even the parenting education courses feel like a joke. Yeah, diapering and practicing holding a plasticdoll feels inadequate. In real life, it would
be squirming and squealing. Could the pain be a sign of a problem withthe pregnancy? If you were early in the pregnancy, it mightbe a sign of an ectopic pregnancy. You’d have pain and bleeding in the first or secondmonth of the pregnancy. Can’t that cause internal bleeding? Sure. The kid is growing somewhere that can’tmake room for it, which puts pressure on the surrounding organs. What if the pain varies, getting worse ifI stand up or walk around?
Get to an emergency room. It might be theplacenta detaching, and that could be fatal if it happens. The placenta has to detach eventually whenI’m in labor. If it detaches at any other time, you couldbleed to death. This makes me wish it was just appendicitis.