Hello Everyone

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Registered: 09-16-2003
Hello Everyone
Tue, 09-16-2003 - 7:49am

I just found out I am 6 weeks pregnant! I am a first time mom and have some concerns. I have been cramping for about a week now. I'm not spotting or anything...and it's a really light pain. Has anyone experienced this before? I would love to hear any experiences as I am new at this.


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Registered: 08-13-2003
In reply to: plath2003
Tue, 09-16-2003 - 10:24am
First off, congrats on the pregnancy.

Second, it's normal to cramp. The best way to explain it is "growing pains". Your uteris wall is streatching and the muscles around it are streatching too. What I was told when I first felt my cramps is to just pay attention to if they last longer than 24 hours at a time, or if they start to get worse. If they do just call your doc.

It is really normal though so I wouldn't worry too much about it.


EDD Dec 18


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Registered: 08-27-2003
In reply to: plath2003
Thu, 09-18-2003 - 3:42pm
Holly, during the first trimester you'll feel a little stretching of the ligaments. Everything is preparing for the months to come. :) Congratulations and thanks for joining us! :)

~Kristina & Ani Rose 3/21/03

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