Posted by: Lerato | 2008/09/30

Pain and pregnancy

I found out that I was pregnant 2 weeks ago and I ' m constantly have pains below my abdomen. The pain is kind of like period pains, maybe it' s nothing but it could be something to be concerned about. I haven' t been to the doctor to consult about these pains. Kindly advise as this is my first time being pregnant.

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It is common to have mild cramps in early pregnancy. If they are severe, see your doctor straight away.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Tracey | 2008/10/03

Hi there,

I also have cramping like pains in the lower abdomen, 8 weeks now, but was informed by my gynae that it is the uteris stretching and nothing to worry about.

Be aware though that if you haven' t been for a scan to check that everything is alright you should go as there are so many things that could cause you pain, etopic pregnancy, etc...

Good luck.

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Posted by: Lynn | 2008/10/01


In my first 8 wks of pregnancy I have experienced the same pains.

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