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Pregnancy pains explained

Hi all

I am now 5 weeks pregnant and I start to feel a bit lost before meeting my midwife in 3 weeks time. I am having period type pains and have had a couple of brownish mucas type discharge. I just spoke to my doctor she told me to relax. Just wondered if anyone else has had this experience? 

Good luck for all of you readers, fingers crossed.

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Hi Jaimee,

Sounds pretty normal :) Don't worry.

I've been through two pregnancies already and they can be very different. So you'll run into many questions but in my experience... trust mother nature, complications are the exception nowadays.

What may help you is this information here: http://www.yourpregnancyforum.com/5-weeks-pregnant

It will give you an educated insight in what to expect during the stages of your pregnancy.

All the best!

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Hi! I am 7 weeks 4 days today and I had some cramps, mild with some brownish/very light pinkish spotting on and off very little but I'm freaking out!! I too spoke to my doctor and she said its normal unless I am bleeding bright red and through two pads an hour. I had a miscarriage 3 years ago so I'm so afraid!! So yes I feel your pain! What are your exact symptoms?
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Most discharges during pregnancy are quite normal. But sometimes it is recommended to visit a doctor. I can't clearly say the reason to worry but I could suggest articles that help you to find answers: http://motherhow.com/39-weeks-pregnant/
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Hi! Yellow and white discharges are considered to be norm, but in case of red or brown discharges you should ask for advise your gynecologist. http://motherhow.com/9-weeks-pregnant/
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First of all, I want to congratulation for your pregnancy. I want to pray God to provide safe and secure pregnancy like me. I can understand your physical and mental stage at this time. It is good signal that you are aware about your health. This create golden opportunity for you to overcome all pregnancy related issue at early stage that provide appropriate time and medical treatment to safe and secure baby gift in your life. This is unforgettable moment in your life. It is right situation for you to make appropriate planning to overcome all pregnancy related problem in short time period. The first and foremost thing I want to suggest you to handle this difficult situation with positive attitude towards life and express gratitude to God to provide this remarkable opportunity in my life. It is a medical certified fact that positive affirmation boosts your confidence and energy level to face this difficult situation in positive way to create win-win situation for you to enjoy maximum benefit to complete your dream into reality. It is not easy job to handle stressful life at this stage. You should give importance to healthy lifestyle and proper balance in your body and mind to reduce stress in your life. You should be very informative that stress and depression are responsible for early stage miscarriage problem. You can start your problem with yoga and meditation to get satisfaction result in your pregnancy. It is right time to make proper planning with your husband to choose safe and secure sex during pregnancy. You should understand your partner feeling and emotion very well. I am waiting for your reply to hear good news that fulfills your whole life with happiness.
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Dear, I don't have any knowledge about this. If you do not feel good then please concern your doctor. Please don't take any kind of risk or if it is not possible to go to a doctor right now than I would recommend you to attend a webinar where experts are available to help you. They will assist you via online chat and calls.
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Hi everyone. When I was pregnant, at the middle of the pregnancy it was little hard. That’s why the baby is large enough to feel moving, but not yet big enough to put pressure on your organs and joints. I also suffered from pains in the lower back, rapid pulse and increased mucous excreta from the vagina. There was a little swelling and spasms in the legs and varicose veins of shins and anus.So I had a lot of rest, slept on a hard mattress. I didn’t overstrain yourself and raise weights. I avoided staying in the same position. I wore elastic tights.
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Hello, Congratulation for pregnancy. When my sister was pregnant, she suffered from some symptoms like you. Pregnancy symptoms are unique and unpredictable. When she was 5 months pregnant, she had bad nausea, morning sickness, vaginal bleeding and abdominal cramps. She asked her doctor. He asked her to have a long rest. Eating several small meals throughout the day. She adds healthy foods to your diet like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, beans, nuts, and dairy. My sister scheduled her visits to the doctor.
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Hi dear. I'm just 5 weeks pregnant and have had period-like pains for the past 2 weeks. I've found this page so reassuring - 'seems I'm not the only one after all! Thank you. I'm just very wary as this is my 4th pregnancy in the past year. I miscarried the first two both at 7 weeks and the third one, also 7 weeks, was ectopic. So here I am at 41 years 'old', (very old), firing on just one fallopian tube but this pregnancy feels different to those I miscarried (oh - I miscarried at 7 weeks about 10 years ago too). All the others I've had intermittent bleeding throughout but not this one. So I am hopeful. I 'feel' pregnant too - I didn't for the others. BTW, I did have one successful pregnancy, but I had meningococcal meningitis in the first few weeks of that pregnancy When I came out of the coma, the doctors advised me to abort my baby saying that 'it' would be born 'a vegetable' or have serious learning disabilities. Believing in a divine intervention I chose to reject their advice, ... and, love and behold, the one they said I should abort is my beautiful, kind, loving, 17-year-old daughter who just passed all her 10 GCSEs with As and A*s !!! Now I only consult with doctors of Lotus Clinic in Ukraine in any type of pregnancy-related matter as their tips really help. I am now going to wait (impatiently) to get passed that fateful 7 weeks! And, if this little one's time is still not right, at least my partner and I have had the absolute joy of knowing that we've created a life between us. We love him/her to bits even if our time together is short.
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Hello dear if the doctor said to relax then take it easy. Sorry to say this but I don't have such kind of experience that's y I write this. Obviously, your specialist knows your medical condition very well so follow her advice. Wish u a very all the best.
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Hello, Congratulations for pregnancy. I’m so happy for you and I wish you be comfortable and safe. When my sister was pregnant, she suffered from some symptoms like you. When she was at the fifth month, she had bad nausea, morning sickness, vaginal bleeding and abdominal cramps. She was worry and confuse. She decided to ask her doctor about all her symptoms. He advised her to have a long rest. Eating several small meals throughout the day. She added healthy foods to her diet like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, beans, nuts, and dairy. My sister scheduled her visits to the doctor. The most suitable thing to you is seeing your doctor regularly. Waiting to hear from you.
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Hi, don't you worry. its quite common in 5th week. The same type of pains occurs as periods are coming and the brown discharge is quite common. Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy is any discharge of blood from the vagina. It can happen any time from conception, when the egg is fertilized, to the end of pregnancy. Light bleeding, or spotting , during pregnancy is common, especially during the first trimester. Usually this is no cause for alarm.
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Hi dear. I can understand your concern. you must be worried. I must tell you that I also experience the pain of same nature. I used to think that I might get periods soon. It was for a short period of time. Afterwards, these pains vanished. If the secretion of mucus is intensive then you should go to a doctor. Otherwise slight secretions are fine.
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Congratulation! I wish you a safe and healthy pregnancy. For some people the symptoms that you mentioned are normal and as advised by your GP taking rest may improve the condition. Periods like the pain is something not that worrying but bleeding is. I would advise you to visit your Gp after one or two days if it’s not improved.
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Heyaa, There's one thing you can be sure about here. And that is that all women have some shared fears. The topmost is miscarriage. Of course, we are talking about pregnant women in particular. The colored discharge. And the cramps. The sign of periods. And the minor heart attack that you have miscarried now. Thank you everyone for sharing your stories/advices. Women looking for an answer, please be rest assured. You are still carrying your baby. The pregnancy is with you. Hehe! Wish you all the best.
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Hi there dear. Please take care allot of yourself. This thing could lead to some mishap. You must have to take care allot of yourself. May you be fine always. Just try to take good diet. Try to be calm and keep patience. This thing could be because of the stress as well. The stress is taking you high. Just don't let it. Be relax. Everything is fine. Don't be worry about anything. Be good. Everything will be fine.
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Hello, I have read that only about 28% of women have implantation bleeding. so that is only about 1 in 4 women have that early sign of pregnancy. you can also have light spotting when ovulating as well. that has happened to me before and I thought it was implantation bleeding...but the more research I did and as I looked back on my cycles I realized that it was ovulation spotting. that can also happen. some women don't have any symptoms at all for the first few weeks until their HCG levels get high enough to cause their symptoms. take a test the day after your period is due. good luck to you.
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Hi there, I think during early pregnancy periods like pain is very normal and some women also experience some discharge too. Even though bloody/ brownish discharge is not considered as positive sign in most of the pregnancies, but there are some women who bleed normally like their regular periods for some time in their pregnancy. If such thing happened in early pregnancy the best thing to do is to immediately consult your doctor without any delay. She would check you properly and do some scans to eradicate chances of any problem. I am sure everything will be alright. Finger crossed.
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Hi there.I experienced these symptoms right away.I was feeling really uncomfortable but my doctor said not to be worried because every pregnancy is differeent..there is lot women having this kind of problem.some are in the first trimester and having discharge and cramps pain.It's all normal.relax your mind and be happy.stress is harmful..avoid this.stay blessed all.
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You doctor is right. You just need to be relaxed dear. It's not a problem. Sometimes tensions and stress made you feel this thing. It's not good for health overall. Just think about the baby. It's more important now right. Everything is dependant upon you. You just need to be relaxed.
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Hi beautiful lady.I am feeling sorry that you are in the bad condition.I think it's normal because brown blood is old.Try to relax and think positive.When your brown blood changes into red blood, you have to concern with the doctor.Otherwise, it's normal.Stay blessed and healthy in future.All the best and have a healthy and happy pregnancy.
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So finally you are on the journey to pregnancy. I hope you are cherishing the excitement of motherhood. Pregnancy is the peak time of happiness for any mother. Despite all her concerns and problems, she loves to feel the baby in her womb. It is a sense of completion. Pregnancy comes along with several changes. There are numerous ways you will feel something different happening to you. Everything looks different. Right now you are concerned about the cramps and the brownish discharge. Remember this is not something extraordinary or unusual. The cramps happen due to muscular disturbances and the changing position of the uterus. As the size of the uterus is growing, therefore it starts taking place among other organs. This causes disturbing pains and cramps in the abdominal region. This won't last for very long. As far as the discharge is concerned, it is also not risky. If you start having profound bleeding that is bright red in color then you should feel worried. Such brownish discharges are common in early days of pregnancy. Stay calm and enjoy your pregnancy.
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You are right. You need to consult with the doctor as early as possible. Try to make surety about what is happening. The things you've told are pretty much saying that you are expecting. But you surely want to clear your mind and that is possible only when you consult a specialist. Otherwise don't take tension. Be calm and be cool about your decision. Have a healthy life.

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