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Bad pain/cramps in week 5 of pregnancy and nausea - is this normal?

Leevanzyl
Leevanzyl

Hello everyone - i am in need of some reassurance and some advice please. I have only just found out that i am pregnant with my first baby and have been told that i am now at 5 weeks. I have been experiencing extremely bad pain in my lower back and front (where period pain would be but alot worse compared to what i usually get) and i have had terrible sickness issues. I had a scan due to the pain to check if it was ectopic and luckily it wasnt. The gestation sack and yolk have formed in the uterus, but ive found out i have a retrospective uterus. I am quite paranoid - is this all normal? And will the heaving from the constant vomiting hurt the baby in any way?

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I never had sickness Hun but did have awful cramps & back pain. It frightened me to death & my anxiety was through the roof! I had 3 scans before 12 weeks at the EPU & all was ok. I had cramps up until around 20 weeks & still have the odd day with them now. I'm 32 weeks now so it was nothing to worry about in my case. Wishing you a happy & healthy pregnancy. X

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Congratulations on your pregnancy. A retroverted uterus is normal in lots of women so nothing to worry about at all- as baby gets bigger, the tilt of the womb changes anyway. I have a retroverted uterus and am now 27 weeks.

Everyone has different experiences re sickness- generally the rule of eating little and often is helpful. Carbs are your friend during this time! Make sure you drink lots of water but in small amounts.

Cramps are pretty normal. It does get better (then later you get stretching pains!).

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It’s all totally normal. Pregnancy is horrible and nobody warns you! Sickness, weird aches and pains and other strange things happen. Some people don’t have sickness at all, for some it finishes by the second trimester and for some (like me) it carries on. I was particularly bad during weeks 8, 9 & 10 and struggling to even keep down water. But don’t worry the baby will get all the nutrients it needs from you and you will go without, which I think is partly what makes you feel so terrible. Your baby is comfy in a sack of fluid floating around completely oblivious to all the trouble he’s causing you! I’m sorry that you’re feeling rubbish but don’t worry about your baby, just do anything you can to help you feel better. Fresh ginger and a slice of lemon in hot water worked for me.

100% normal. unless your symptoms are accompanied by heavy bleeding and or dizziness there is no need to worry. cramping is your bodies way of getting used to your growing uterus and muscles. if anything you may also have a UTI, i has the same symptoms around the same weeks as you and got diagnosed with a bladder infection. which is very common in pregnancy, no need to worry about that either if that is the case. if it is a UTI, you can have your doctor take a urine sample asap that way you can get meds for it and the infection does not spread to your kidneys, because then, at that point it would be considered a problem. hope this helped :) and congrats on your pregnancy.

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