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Can you still experience cramping and other premenstrual symptoms as a sign of early pregnancy?

By Anonymous October 12, 2009 - 10:52pm
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Could you still experience pmt and period cramps before the egg gets fertilized.

December 4, 2009 - 5:15am

Yes, very early on in pregnancy you can feel almost period-like cramps. This is a direct result from implantation of your fertilized egg onto your uterus. Some women do not feel this but if you are one of those women who very in sync with your body you can definitely feels those cramps. A little pink-tinge is also not uncommon in early pregnancy. Here are some other symptoms you may experience:

Nausea with or without vomiting.
Breast Tenderness
Food aversions or cravings.
Mood swings.
Faintness and dizziness.
Raised basal body temperature.

Good Luck TTC! Sending positive vibes your way :-)


October 13, 2009 - 5:30am
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Anonymous (reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

Is lower back pain also a symptom?

October 13, 2009 - 10:22am
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Yes, lower back pain/cramping can be a symptom of many things, including pre-menstrual symptoms, pregnancy or muscle-tension.

Other hormonal changes that can cause symptoms of a menstrual period or pregnancy can also include cramping in the uterus.

Most, if not all, of the early pregnancy signs go unnoticed by women until after they have missed their period; a missed period is usually the first sign of pregnancy. Most women do not experience tell-tale signs of pregnancy until they are much further along (the "symptoms" of pregnancy are too broad at this early stage to know if your body is going through hormonal changes due to the regular ebb-and-flow of your cycle, or if a pregnancy has occurred).

What symptoms are you currently experiencing? I would love to talk with you more about this; I am now 15 weeks pregnant, and just went through the ups-and-downs of the emotional rollercoaster that you are currently experiencing. Is that twinge an early life, or gas!? Is my lower-back aching a pregnancy, or is my period about to start? You can drive yourself bonkers trying to evaluate every small change in your body, and not enjoy the moment you are in now. If you can, wait until you have missed a period before reading into symptoms, and concentrate on eating well, exercising, tracking your periods and cervical mucus (if you choose), and have fun!

October 13, 2009 - 12:14pm
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