Can u have AF-like cramping and be preg?

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Can u have AF-like cramping and be preg?
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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 1:08pm
I have been having AF-like cramping for about 4 days.....AF is due tomorrow....and temps are good on my chart...could I be experencing cramping due to pregnancy? Did any of you ladies experience AF cramping?
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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 1:54pm
Speaking only for myself.. I did have them with my first child.. and my second child.

I read the night before the boards changed over.. and it said that the af-like cramps are actually bringing more blood-flow to the uterus.. and, when it's felt in pregnancy, it's due to the lining being built up.

HTH!

Hope it means a BFP for you!!

=)

Jen

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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 5:34pm
Thanks Jen.....your kindess is so sweet! I hope its a BFP also...I am so sick with the flu right now.......
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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 5:42pm
You can definitely have AF-like-cramping if you are pregnant. I did and I am now 9 weeks pg. It was one of my strongest pg symptoms. I hope this is it for you!

Summer

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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 11:42pm
Sorry for butting in here.. But.. Do you happen to remember when it began? (Do you know how many dpo you were??)

Thanks..

=)

Jen

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Mon, 03-31-2003 - 8:15am
Jen, I'm not the one you posted this to, but the month I got pg, I had AF type cramping starting around 7 dpo. In retrospect, I should have known it meant something, since I usually never had cramps until the day before AF showed. But at the time, I thought it meant I was out. It lasted for a week or two after I got my BFP at 15 dpo, I still kept feeling like AF would be here any second.

--Angi

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Mon, 03-31-2003 - 3:11pm
Thank you, Angi! I've been having these cramps since 3 or 4 dpo, at least... and I don't ever have them this early! They vary between bad, semi-bad, and light.. but they're almost constant. Thanks for letting me know that at least someone else has had a BFP after having the cramps!

Thanks again,

=)

Jen