Is bad cramping normal?

I'm about 5 weeks pregnant, and one of my first symptoms (which I didn't really realize was a symptom at first), was cramps. I thought my period was coming or something. Well, my husband and I had sex on Christmas Eve, and I had terrible cramps afterwards. We had sex again earlier tonight & the cramps afterwards were almost unbearable. What is going on? I definitely won't be having any more sex until after I see my OB/Gyn next week, but is this normal? I NEVER had cramps when I was pregnant with my first. I've had no bleeding or anything else, just these bad cramps, but mainly after sex.

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heather.huckaby

Asked by heather.huckaby at 1:28 AM on Dec. 31, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • yeah its completely normal.
    i had cramps with this pregnancy up until about 15 weeks...

    i would still bring it up to your doctor though just to be on the safe side, and he can ease your mind. :)
    KelsoBabeyy

    Answer by KelsoBabeyy at 1:29 AM on Dec. 31, 2008

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  • I had wicked cramps with this one for the first time. Each pregnancy is as different and unique as each child. Cramps are usually from the expansion of the uterus.

    I would tell your doc tho, so she can put your mind at ease.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 1:33 AM on Dec. 31, 2008

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  • i had awful pain and cramps, worse than a period for the first 4 weeks severely, would cry and go in the fetal position...ended up i had one of the worse internal hemorrages the doctor and u/s tech have ever seen...in between placenta and uterus. they told me i was going to miscarry and i didn't. they call my baby a miracle angel baby. she was born healthy. i bled only internally for the first 4 months and then it dried up and went away.. i have so much more to my story...but, i'll stop here. i hope it's not complications for you and it's just your body adjusting and stretching to pregnancy again. i'm pregnant now and this pregnancy, thank GOD is so much easier on me...no complications or severe pain or bleeding this time!
    GreekMama28

    Answer by GreekMama28 at 2:02 AM on Dec. 31, 2008

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  • when I was pregnant with my first I didnt really have sex so I never experienced that. When I was pregnant with my second I felt that all the time and it kinda made me uneasy about having sex. The bad thing is that his sperms contract your cervix, which is probably giving the bad cramps. Good call, I would probably hold off on having sex until you talk to your OB. Each pregnancy is different so you might want to take precaution until you know further. I wish you the best.!
    babyangelromero

    Answer by babyangelromero at 3:31 AM on Dec. 31, 2008

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  • sex + pregnancy = cramps . . . before I knew I was pregnant my husband and I had sex and I cramped up so bad I thought I had broke something . . they still happen time to time it sucks though
    ah2590

    Answer by ah2590 at 3:43 AM on Dec. 31, 2008

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  • I never had cramps when I had sex, but I had horrible cramps when i was beginning to have a mc. but I was bleeding as well. so if you're not bleeding then I wouldn't worry about it too much.
    bxbsmommy

    Answer by bxbsmommy at 8:42 AM on Dec. 31, 2008

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  • i had them really bad when i first got pregnant with josh. they went away at around 10-12 weeks and then came back towards the end of my pregnancy. i think it is normal but better to be safe than sorry, try not to strain until you ask your doctor. they should do a sono on you right? my friend had that and she had an internal bleed but it went away on its own and caused no problems to her or her baby.
    lululovexox

    Answer by lululovexox at 9:51 AM on Dec. 31, 2008

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