A 22-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

12wks pregnant want to know is it normal for me to have period like cramps around this time and i also get them when i stretch?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: These types of cramping and pulling and aching sensations are completely normal. There are ligaments in your pelvis that literally suspend your uterus and they are experiencing rapid weight gain from baby's growth which causes these pains. So long as no bleeding, you're likely fine.
Answered on Dec 14, 2013

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Not sure: you could just have early cramps. Just watch for persistnet pain like that and talk to your doctor if it persists.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barrett Mclaughlin
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Pregnancy Location: Is your pregnancy in the correct location? If you haven't had an ultrasound to make sure your pregnancy is in the uterus (instead of elsewhere, called ... Read More
1
1 thank
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You will need to: take a pregnancy test to know one way or another. Absence of a period does not always mean pregnancy.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month