No spotting, but menstrual cramps, is my baby ok?

I have been experiencing “menstrual like” cramps for the last week and they’re not letting up. I would define them as fairly mild and I’ve had zero spotting but it’s enough to concern this 1st time mom to be. Is my baby ok? What should I do?

 

No spotting, but menstrual cramps, is my baby ok?
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Obstetrics & Gynae

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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    During the first trimester, cramping often results from normal changes that occur during your baby’s development. Cramps can generally be described as pulling sensations on one or both sides of your abdomen. Although not considered a symptom for detection of early pregnancy, it is a symptom that accompanies many pregnancies. In most cases, cramping is a normal part of pregnancy. Cramping typically occurs when the uterus expands, causing the ligaments and muscles that support it to stretch. It may be more noticeable when you sneeze, cough, or change position. Cramping that is relatively minor and happens every now and then is probably nothing to be worried about. Some additional causes of normal cramping in pregnancy include:
    Gas and Bloating, Constipation, Sexual intercourse.

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
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