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Posted by: Emkay | 2005/07/04

Stomach pains in first trimester

I am currently 7 weeks pregnant and suffering from stomach pains. I had my first scan last week and everything seemed fine then. I suffered from these pains over the weekend and couldn't sleep at night. Should I be worried or is this common in the first trimester? Also is there anything I can take for constipation?

Any comments and feedback are welcome.

Thanks in advance

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Stretching of the ligamenst are quiote common in pregnancy and can cause pain.
Try bran and prunes for constipation. If this fails, you can use Senokot.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Nix | 2005/07/04

I had period type pains for weeks (until about 15 weeks). If they are severe or dont ease up when you lie down, chat to your gynae.

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Posted by: Des | 2005/07/04

Hi Emkay

I am currently 11 and a half weeks preggies at the moment. I also started getting stomach pains around 8 weeks. It was a pain next to my naval. If this is what you are experiencing - it is just your muscles streching from your growing baby - nothing to worry about. But maybe you should phone your gynea just to make sure. I haven't needed to take any medication for constipation, just keep yourself regular with fruit, dried fruit and fibre. I am not a expert - just is my first pregnancy too....and I am learning along the way. But the other ladies should also ba able to you you advice. Hope this helps!!!

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