I just turned 6 months pregnant today

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and I'm getting some slight cramping on both my left and right side as if I were to get my period.. is that normal?

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Stephanie_plebilla1991 - posted on 02/08/2013

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I am 6 months pregnant and cramping every 5 minI also have no bleeding thanks to god and hopefully ill have my baby girl strong and healthy

Renae - posted on 11/29/2009

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I had period like cramps all the way through pregnancy and was told its perfectly normal. They only worry if there is also bleeding.

Brandy - posted on 11/29/2009

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Sounds like braxton hicks. They are a pain in the butt but the more you get them, the more practice your uterus is getting, so this should make your labor quicker and easier for you. Contractions come and go and they radiate from the top of the uterus (which is almost at the bottom of your ribcage by now) down to your pelvis. Braxton hicks are more like a constant pain and feel like a cramp usually just in the lower part of the uterus or pelvic area. They will usually lighten or go away if you change your position or walk around a bit. But this is just a guideline. If you are ever worried that you might be in early labor, contact your doctor. If you have the cramping and any amount of blood or leaking fluid, go to your local labor and delivery room to get checked for labor.

Toni - posted on 11/29/2009

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It is completely normal. It just your body getting ready for delivery. Your uterus is expanding, and your hips and pelvic bone are doing the same. As long as you have no bleeding you are fine. Try to take it easy and put your feet up as much as possible

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Crystal - posted on 11/29/2009

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The Doctor told me that it is called stretching pains. But if it gets worse maybe you should see your doctor

Sarah - posted on 11/29/2009

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im 33 weeks pregnant and had that too for awhile in the beginning i too was worried about so i talked to the doctor about he said it is normal it could be caused by your uterus getting bigger for baby.it could also be baby moving in weird ways.the only time to be really worried is if it gets really bad like 9 on the pain scale plus bleeding or extreme vomiting or a discharge that smells bad.if you feel to worried about call your labor and delivery at your hospital and ask them or see your doctor.but most likely its normal

Jessica - posted on 11/29/2009

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sorry if i spell stuff i suck at spelling well im not so sure its normal i did it but my dr was an idiot because when i had them i was in labor but just couldnt dialate so there for my daughter was a month and half late so u should really go get checked out

Michaela - posted on 11/29/2009

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congrates Jess. i have a daughter who is 1 year i month and i am planning for my last born that will be next year and i wish i will have twin boys.

Louise - posted on 11/29/2009

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you're bound to get all sorts of little niggly pains while pregnant trust me i knew all about that!!! all the advice that i was given is if you're unsure about anything ring your midwife or the hospital to make sure everything is ok they don't mind at all cos every pregnancy is different, i am sure u'v nothing to worry about

Jessica - posted on 11/29/2009

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Look I think it is but you should still get it checked by your doctor.
I remember lots of cramps and pains through my pregnancy and after visiting my very good obstertrician ( if thats how you spell it ) he told me not to worry, after all you do have something growing in you and its bound to push and pull a little.
But like I said it dosn't hurt to have it looked at, maybe even for your own peace of mind....goodluck :)

Jade - posted on 11/29/2009

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It could just be the positon of the baby or it could be your joints as they start to stretch. If it worries you, you should call your dr and ask about it, after all, thats what they are there for

Nakita - posted on 11/29/2009

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yes it can be normal, its what they call braxton hicks or "false labour" just time them and if there coming every 5-3 mins then you should go get checked out but if there not 5-3 mins apart then you should have nothing to worry about! good luck !!!!

Nikki - posted on 11/29/2009

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yes it is completely normal it could be that this is when u would have had a period if not pregnant so ur hormones r higher resultin in period symptoms or it could just be ur stomach stretching as ur baby grows or maybe u have been on ur feet a bit too much and need to make sure u rest more often and take things easier good luck! nikki xx

Laurel - posted on 11/29/2009

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It could be that your body is practicing for birth, but I would definitely make sure to mention it to the doctor on the next visit. Its nothing to be worried about as long as there is no "show" (blood or mucus) when you go to the bathroom.

Stephine - posted on 11/29/2009

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any concerns you have....call your DR...i had a million questions and was always calling my dr...they will want to see you..its the best thing to do if your worried =]

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