Video:Early Pregnancy Crampswith Robin Elise Weiss
Pregnancy cramps can occur early in the pregnancy because the uterus is growing. Learn more about pregnancy cramps and other symptoms that you may want to notify your doctor about.See Transcript
Transcript:Early Pregnancy CrampsMany women will notice that they feel uterine cramping in early pregnancy. This can be rather worrisome for some.
Pregnancy Cramps Are Caused by the Growing UterusYou may notice that you feel period like cramps or even pain on one side. The most common reason to have pain that feels like cramping is actually your uterus growing. This is normal pain and should be expected in a healthy pregnancy. You may also feel "full" or "heavy" in the area of your uterus. It's not uncommon to hear that in early pregnancy women describe feeling like they were about to start their period "any minute."
Notify Your Doctor if Experiencing Severe Cramps and BleedingHere are some symptoms to watch out for:spotting or bleeding (this could be potentially implantation bleeding) one sided pain (this could be an ectopic pregnancy or cyst) increasing or severe pain concern that pain isn't abating. In case you experience any of these symptoms, you should call your doctor or midwife immediately.
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