I went to the maternity assessment centre. I went with a lot of cramp and they did an internal swab? Should they be doing that this early? I'm almost 18 weeks. Is that not dangerous to the baby? I also went for a scan and they couldn't find the bladder or something and had to wait half an hour to go back for another. I thought this appt would ease my mind but now I'm a bit more worried ... I've googled it can cause miscarriage??? I've had a lot of cramping since and I'm really scared. During the exam it was really painful and I kept squirming and moving away! Is it suppose to be like that??