Posted by: Need advise | 2008/01/29

8 wks - stomach cramps and bloatedness


I am currently about 8 weeks pregnant and very excited about the road ahead. I just need some adivse, I have been having stomach cramps and bloatedness for the last 3 weeks. I have also been suffering from nausea and headaches and my whole digestive system feels out of sync. I'm going for my first scan in 2 weeks time, would it be okay to wait untill then to discuss this with my gynae, or should I go for an earlier appointment?

Another query, it feels like my body is retaining a lot of water, I feel very swollen, is this also normal?

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All of this is quite normal.

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Posted by: Need advise | 2008/02/01

Thank you very much for the replies, I feel much better now!!I am just so excited, I don't want anything to go wrong!!!

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Posted by: Nix | 2008/01/29

It's all part in parcel of being pregnant. Congrats! With the swelling, being pregnant, one should drink up to 3L of water a day, that will help your body get rid of unwanted fluid and also keep it healthy. also try stay away from salty food as salt also retains water. good luck.

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