Stomach (abdominal) pain or cramps in pregnancy

Some pain and very light cramps in the stomach (abdominal) area in early pregnancy is not unusual.

Are cramps in pregnancy normal?

It’s completely understandable to worry about stomach pain in pregnancy and be anxious about this being a sign of miscarriage. But stomach pains or cramps are common in pregnancy and usually nothing to worry about.

Mild stomach pain in early pregnancy (during the first 12 weeks) is usually caused by your womb expanding, the ligaments stretching as your bump grows, hormones constipation or trapped wind. It may sometimes feel like a ‘stitch’ or mild period pain. It’s is probably nothing to worry about if the pain is mild and goes away when you change position, have a rest, do a poo or pass wind.

You may also feel light period-like discomfort or cramps at the end of your pregnancy. This is nothing to worry about, but call your midwife if you have any concerns.

When should I report stomach pain in pregnancy?

Stomach pain can be very worrying for pregnant women. Pain can make you fear the worst, such as a miscarriage. It’s important to listen to your own instincts. If you are worried about any pains you’re having, or you just feel like something is wrong, contact your midwife. Don’t be concerned about wasting anyone’s time. It’s always best to get things checked out.

If you are having persistent stomach pain (pain that won’t go away) or cramping, or if the pain comes on suddenly it should be checked by a doctor or midwife immediately.

What stomach pain and cramps should I look out for in pregnancy?

Most stomach pain and cramps in pregnancy are nothing to worry about. But there are some symptoms you should know about as they could be a sign of something more serious.

If you feel any of the following pains, even if you're not experiencing any of the other symptoms listed, call your midwife, doctor or hospital immediately.

Severe pain on one side of the lower stomach in early pregnancy
This pain could be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy. Other symptoms may include:

Severe cramps in your stomach with or without bleeding that lasts for several hours 
This could be a sign of a miscarriage or placental abruption.

Regular painful contractions/cramps before 37 weeks
This could be a sign of premature labour, especially if you also have:

  • either a slow trickle or a gush of clear or pinkish fluid from the vagina or any increase in vaginal discharge
  • backache that’s unusual for you
  • cramps like strong period pains
  • a feeling of pressure in the lowest part of your stomach (pelvis).

Severe pain in your stomach that doesn’t go away
This pain could be a sign of placental abruption. Other symptoms may include:

  • tenderness when you press your stomach
  • back pain with or without bleeding.

Pain in the upper stomach 

Pain just under the ribs is common in later pregnancy because your baby is growing and the uterus is pushing up under the ribs. But if this pain is bad or persistent, particularly on the right side, it can be a sign of pre-eclampsia. Other symptoms may include:

  • a sudden increase in swelling in your face, hands or feet
  • a very bad headache or a dull headache that won’t go away
  • problems with your vision, such as blurring or flashing lights
  • vomiting or just generally feeling unwell.

Pre-eclampsia usually develops in the second half of pregnancy (from around 20 weeks). 

Lower stomach pain or dull back pain 

Call your midwife if you have this pain and one or more of the following:

    • pain or discomfort when weeing
    • a need to wee often (on its own this is common in a normal pregnancy)
    • a raised temperature  (over 37.5°C)
    • wee that smells bad, is cloudy or bloody
    • feeling sick (nausea) and vomiting.

These are symptoms of an urinary tract infection. It's not an emergency but should be treated as soon as possible.

What other kind of stomach pain should I expect?

Braxton Hicks contractions

Braxton Hicks contractions are a sign that the muscles of your womb are tightening. This can happen from as early as 16 weeks, but are more common in later pregnancy.

Braxton Hicks’ contractions are:

  • irregular (more than 10 minutes apart)
  • short-lasting
  • uncomfortable more than painful.

You do not need to contact your maternity unit or midwife unless your contractions become painful and regular (less than 10 minutes apart).

Contractions/cramps after 37-40 weeks could be a sign of the early stages of labour. This is called latent phase of labour.

Read about our pregnancy insider's experience of aches and pains during pregnancy.

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Sources

NHS Choices. Stomach pain in pregnancy https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/stomach-pain-abdominal-cramp-pregnant/ (Page last reviewed: 01/05/2018. Next review due: 01/05/2021)

NHS Choices. Premature labour and birth https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/premature-early-labour/ (Page last reviewed: 29/11/2017. Next review due: 29/11/2020)

NHS Choices Pre-eclampsia https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pre-eclampsia/ (Page last reviewed: 07/06/2018 Next review due: 07/06/2021)

NHS (2017) Urinary tract infections www.nhs.uk/conditions/urinary-tract-infections-utis/ (Page last reviewed: 12/12/2017 Next review due:12/12/2020)

NHS (2017) You and your baby at 33-36 weeks pregnant www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pregnancy-weeks-33-34-35-36/ (Page last reviewed: 17/07/2018 Next review due:17/07/2021)

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    • By pearl (not verified) on 18 Jan 2019 - 10:05

      on the 07th n 8th of January i had an unprotected sex with my boyfriend.on the 10th of January it was my ovulation day.now I feel some abdominal pains,back pains,headache,my breast are getting bigger,n I'm also experiencing running stomach.does this mean I'm pregnant???

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 21 Jan 2019 - 15:26

      Hi Pearl
      The symptoms you describe could be due to early pregnancy-I would advise that you take a pregnancy test once your period is overdue-testing earlier than this may give a false negative result as the hormone levels may too low to be detected by the test.
      Take care
      Tommy's midwife

    • By Tabea (not verified) on 12 Jan 2019 - 10:10

      Hi, I am 5 weeks pregnant and it’s my first time as well. I’m very worried about the slightest thing and think that there might be something wrong. I’m holding back on calling my doctor and they didn’t seem too interested in seeing me when I told them that I was pregnant. Which I find very bad. I had to push them one day to see me as I felt alone and had so many questions. At that point I haven’t been given a contact number with a midwife so I was literally alone trying to find answers online. Today I’ve woken up in the middle of the night with severe stomach pains and pulling sensations. It was very painful, I’ve changed positions and eventually it was gone. I do have period cramps which can last for as long as an hour. Sometimes I want to put off from going online to look for answers because some of them are scary and probably not accurate. I find it shocking that I won’t be seen for another 2 months and I’m desperate for someone to check my womb that all is okay so far. How can i do that where no one is trying to push me away saying ‘all is okay’

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 14 Jan 2019 - 15:59

      Hi Tabea,
      You are right that the beginning of pregnancy can be a difficult time. I am glad that you have found our website as we give the best information about how to look after yourself in the early weeks of pregnancy. Unfortunately, we know that 1:4 pregnancies will not continue to full term and there is no test to determine whether your pregnancy will be affected in this way. As long as you have no bleeding there is no reason to think there is a problem. It is important for your GP to arrange your maternity care and we aim to see you before 12 weeks to assess your risk and put all your care in place. In the meantime follow our weekly pregnancy guide and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for daily updates..

    • By Gloria (not verified) on 17 Jan 2019 - 17:52

      Hospital .Hospital . hostipal .

    • By Nyah (not verified) on 22 Jan 2019 - 08:22

      Hey there I advice to go to the hospital because sometimes it’s best to take the next step instead of waiting so long on your doctors visit!!

    • By Alyssa merchant (not verified) on 30 Jan 2019 - 17:17

      Hello, I’m also a first time mother to be, and I also wake up in the middle of the night and feel a pulling sensation. Most of the time for me it is because I’m hungry or I need to get the acid off of my stomach. I usually get up, make a piece of peanut butter toast and eat half of it, just to see if I can keep it down for 15 minutes, you might throw up you might not... it’s like tossing a coin but it definitely helps me and I’m 9 weeks!

    • By Helen (not verified) on 10 Jan 2019 - 01:53

      I do feel pains in the right side of my tummy, I have an unprotected sex with my hubby during ovulation,thou it has been a week now, it's possible that am pregnant

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 10 Jan 2019 - 15:03

      Hi - Thank you for your message.
      If you think that you maybe pregnant, it is important to take a pregnancy test to determine if you are or not.

    • By Nozey (not verified) on 9 Jan 2019 - 20:36

      Hey dear...yesterday i had a painful bug stomac and i am 11 weeks....am worried about my unborn baby...please help

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 10 Jan 2019 - 16:12

      Hi - Thank you for your message.
      Stomach bugs are common in pregnancy. It is very unlikely that your baby will be harmed from a bug lasting less than 48 hours.
      Stomach bugs can very tiring. Try to look after yourself if you catch one.

      Here are a few things to do if you have a stomach bug.
      Don’t panic if you do have diarrhoea and vomiting.
      Make sure you rest as much as possible.
      Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
      Eat small, light meals if you are hungry and it doesn't make you feel sick.

      If you don’t eat for 24 hours don’t worry but make sure you drink plenty of fluid.
      Wash your hands before and after going to the toilet and after vomiting.

      See your GP if:
      the diarrhoea or vomiting does not go away within 48 hours
      you are unable to keep any fluids down.
      If you can’t get to your GP surgery you may be able to organise a telephone appointment.

      DO NOT take any medication to stop diarrhoea in pregnancy, such as Imodium, without speaking to your GP, midwife or pharmacist first.

      There are many medicines that can be unsafe to take during pregnancy. So it’s always best to ask your doctor, midwife, pharmacist or dentist before you take anything. Find out more about drugs and medicines in pregnancy.

      Speak to your GP, midwife or a hospital doctor as soon as possible if you have:
      a fever
      any stomach pain
      very dark wee
      bloody diarrhoea or bleeding from your bottom.
      You may have dehydration or a gastrointestinal problem and need treatment

    • By E (not verified) on 8 Jan 2019 - 09:52

      Hello, I am 23 weeks and a day pregnant. Recently i have had a lot of pressure on my vagina and also stomach pains and the need to go toilet to poo and when I do this it hurts. The first two days I was waking up late at night with pains and to go toilet and now it has calmed down a little bit. I have had two previous late miscarriages around 23 week period of my pregnancy. On my second miscarriage I has the emergency cervical stitch put into place but wasn't successful and now on my 3rd pregnancy I was advised my my doc to place the cervical stictich in around 14 weeks due to my weak cervix and have had it ever since. So I was wondering whether my stomach pains are a sign that there is something going on with my cervix and whether I should go and get my self check or if am just over reacting and shouldn't worry. Usually for my previous 2 miscarriages I had bleeding and cramps and the need to go toilet but in this one I just have the cramps and need to go toilet without the bleeding but my discharge is a yellow green colour.

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 8 Jan 2019 - 10:44

      Thank you fore your message to Tommy's. I am so sorry to hear of your 2 previous losses - I hope you were well cared for and supported during such difficult times.
      Given your history, I would advise you contact your maternity unit urgently and discuss your concerns - they should hopefully see you asap just to make sure all is ok with this pregnancy.

    • By Lesa (not verified) on 6 Jan 2019 - 22:36

      I'm 8 weeks pregnant I have lived abdomen pain on the left side and back pain more especially at night. I went for a scan last week and there was nothing wrong. I'm worried because I have this pain everyday. What may be the cause?

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 8 Jan 2019 - 10:51

      It’s completely understandable to worry about stomach pain in pregnancy and be anxious about this being a sign of miscarriage. But stomach pains or cramps are common in pregnancy and usually nothing to worry about.
      Mild stomach pain in early pregnancy (during the first 12 weeks) is usually caused by your womb expanding, the ligaments stretching as your bump grows, hormones constipation or trapped wind. It may sometimes feel like a ‘stitch’ or mild period pain. It’s is probably nothing to worry about if the pain is mild and goes away when you change position, have a rest, do a poo or pass wind.
      You may also feel light period-like discomfort or cramps at the end of your pregnancy. This is nothing to worry about, but call your midwife if you have any concerns.

      Stomach pain can be very worrying for pregnant women. Pain can make you fear the worst, such as a miscarriage. It’s important to listen to your own instincts. If you are worried about any pains you’re having, or you just feel like something is wrong, contact your midwife. Don’t be concerned about wasting anyone’s time. It’s always best to get things checked out.

    • By LEDAY (not verified) on 6 Jan 2019 - 13:24

      She refuses to go to the hospital and I'm so worried about her and my baby this is my first ... What can the pain be or how do i get her to go get help

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 8 Jan 2019 - 10:53

      It’s completely understandable to worry about stomach pain in pregnancy and be anxious about this being a sign of miscarriage. But stomach pains or cramps are common in pregnancy and usually nothing to worry about.
      Mild stomach pain in early pregnancy (during the first 12 weeks) is usually caused by your womb expanding, the ligaments stretching as your bump grows, hormones constipation or trapped wind. It may sometimes feel like a ‘stitch’ or mild period pain. It’s is probably nothing to worry about if the pain is mild and goes away when you change position, have a rest, do a poo or pass wind.
      You may also feel light period-like discomfort or cramps at the end of your pregnancy. This is nothing to worry about, but call your midwife if you have any concerns.
      When should I report stomach pain in pregnancy?
      Stomach pain can be very worrying for pregnant women. Pain can make you fear the worst, such as a miscarriage. It’s important to listen to your own instincts. If you are worried about any pains you’re having, or you just feel like something is wrong, contact your midwife. Don’t be concerned about wasting anyone’s time. It’s always best to get things checked out.

    • By Anonymous (not verified) on 12 Mar 2019 - 11:05

      abdominal pain

    • By Amanda (not verified) on 6 Jan 2019 - 10:43

      I am 7weeks 5days pregnant, I sometimes spot brown blood, sometimes it turns yellowish,I'm worried coz now I have some cramps a little bit

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 8 Jan 2019 - 10:57

      Dear Amanda
      Having more vaginal discharge during pregnancy is common. Healthy vaginal discharge is usually thin, clear or milky white and shouldn’t smell bad.
      However, you should call your midwife if you have vaginal discharge and:
      it smells bad
      is green, brown or yellow
      you feel itchy or sore around your vagina
      you have pain when you wee.
      This may mean you have an infection that needs to be treated.

      If you have any vaginal bleeding at any time during your pregnancy contact your midwife. You could also contact your GP you’re only a few weeks pregnant. Any sign of blood, which may be red (like if you cut your finger) or dark brown (like old blood) needs to be checked straight away.

    • By Bisola (not verified) on 4 Jan 2019 - 09:34

      I am 7weeks pregnant but I have been having this sharp pain in the down part of my stomach and sometimes I feel pains too in my part private part, hope its not a sign of miscarriage and what do you think I shld do. Thank you

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 8 Jan 2019 - 10:40

      Some mild pain/cramps are common symptoms women report in early pregnancy. Mild stomach pain in early pregnancy (during the first 12 weeks) is usually caused by your womb expanding, the ligaments stretching as your bump grows, hormones constipation or trapped wind. It may sometimes feel like a ‘stitch’ or mild period pain. It’s is probably nothing to worry about if the pain is mild and goes away when you change position, have a rest, do a poo or pass wind.
      You may also feel light period-like discomfort or cramps at the end of your pregnancy. This is nothing to worry about, but call your midwife if you have any concerns.

    • By maria (not verified) on 4 Jan 2019 - 03:04

      hi,
      i’m 9 weeks and 4 days pregnant . i started to feel stomach pains, not in my pelvic area more in my middle abdominal area, could it be something serious or is it just gas? i also occasionally feel lower back pain almost like pms back pain. any ideas?

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 8 Jan 2019 - 10:39

      Dear Maria
      Some mild pain/cramps are common symptoms women report in early pregnancy. Mild stomach pain in early pregnancy (during the first 12 weeks) is usually caused by your womb expanding, the ligaments stretching as your bump grows, hormones constipation or trapped wind. It may sometimes feel like a ‘stitch’ or mild period pain. It’s is probably nothing to worry about if the pain is mild and goes away when you change position, have a rest, do a poo or pass wind.
      You may also feel light period-like discomfort or cramps at the end of your pregnancy. This is nothing to worry about, but call your midwife if you have any concerns.

    • By Claire S (not verified) on 2 Jan 2019 - 20:21

      Hi there,
      I’ve recently completed my first cycle of IVF and am roughly now 5 weeks pregnant; 2 embryos were transferred.
      I am experiencing discomfort in the lower right side of my tummy. It feels a bit like a stitch. The discomfort then moves over to the other side (but it is more noticeable on the right). I have no bleeding or spotting.
      I had a MMC in Oct 17 so I feel especially paranoid.
      With thanks,
      Claire

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 8 Jan 2019 - 10:38

      Hi Claire - congratulations on your pregnancy.
      Some mild pain/cramps are common symptoms women report in early pregnancy. Mild stomach pain in early pregnancy (during the first 12 weeks) is usually caused by your womb expanding, the ligaments stretching as your bump grows, hormones constipation or trapped wind. It may sometimes feel like a ‘stitch’ or mild period pain. It’s is probably nothing to worry about if the pain is mild and goes away when you change position, have a rest, do a poo or pass wind.
      You may also feel light period-like discomfort or cramps at the end of your pregnancy. This is nothing to worry about, but call your midwife if you have any concerns.

      Stomach pain can be very worrying for pregnant women. Pain can make you fear the worst, such as a miscarriage. It’s important to listen to your own instincts. If you are worried about any pains you’re having, or you just feel like something is wrong, contact your midwife. Don’t be concerned about wasting anyone’s time. It’s always best to get things checked out.
      If you are having persistent stomach pain (pain that won’t go away) or cramping, or if the pain comes on suddenly it should be checked by a doctor or midwife immediately.

    • By Chelcie (not verified) on 17 Dec 2018 - 17:41

      I’m 10 weeks and like 3 days this morning I woke up In a lot of pain it’s hard for me to move certain ways eat or even sneeze it hurts I took Tylenol and it still hasn’t went away when I breathe it hurts as well idk what it is I thought it might be me growing but this is my second child and that’s never happened to me in my first pregnancy plz help or do I go to the er I don’t want to be sent home bc they don’t find anything wrong but ik my body I have a doctors appointment on the 20th should I wait till then to find out

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 19 Dec 2018 - 15:51

      Hi Chelcie
      Any abdominal pain, at any gestation, needs to be reviewed at your local hospital. Please take your pregnancy notes with you and be seen before your apt tomorrow.
      All the best, Tommy's Midwife

    • By Artjima (not verified) on 13 Dec 2018 - 16:43

      I am 35 week pregrent i habe svere pain on left side its hards really bad but doctor took all tests but the cant found Nything wrong i took medicine but its also not helping can any one help mw

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 14 Dec 2018 - 15:50

      Hi,
      I am sorry to hear that you are in such pain. It is good to hear that you have been since by a doctor, but frustrating to hear they are unable to find what is causing the pain. It is very difficult to advise without a full history and your notes, but if you pain is on going then do go back to your doctor.
      Best wishes
      Tommy's midwife

    • By Aida (not verified) on 10 Dec 2018 - 00:39

      Hi I’m 6 weeks pregnant and I notice this week while I was walking I had pain on my lower left side and sometimes it moves a bit on my upper left or right abdomen . I’m going for a scan next week
      What could that be. Should I be worried or should I go to emergency immediately

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 13 Dec 2018 - 14:11

      Hi Aida, Thank you for your comment.

      It can be common in early pregnancy to have some abdominal discomfort as all the ligaments and uterus are stretching as the pregnancy grows. If you think that this pain is getting worse or you have any bleeding then please seek medical advice as soon as you can. Take Care, Tommy's Midwives x

    • By Rianna (not verified) on 5 Dec 2018 - 03:36

      Hai I've missed my period 2 days ago and I keep getting belly cramps and lower back pain, headaches and I even keep feeling upset but can't vomit is it a sign of pregnancy???

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 5 Dec 2018 - 10:52

      Hi Rianna
      If you have not seen your period when it is 7 days late, then it would be best to take a pregnancy test to find out. See the link below for the best way to do a pregnancy test, to get the most accurate result...
      https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/planning-pregnancy/taking-pregnancy-test
      All of the symptoms you mentioned, could be related to your menstrual cycle, a possible pregnancy, or just a virus.
      Please take care of yourself, Tommy's Midwife

    • By Tebogo (not verified) on 4 Dec 2018 - 19:47

      Hi there, I'm 21wks,3days I've started to have pains today and little bleeding and this is my first pregnancy, should I be worried?.

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 5 Dec 2018 - 10:47

      Hi Tebogo
      Any abdominal pain, at any gestation of pregnancy, especially with vaginal bleeding, needs to be urgently reviewed at your local hospital by a midwife and obstetric doctor. So please get yourself seen as soon as you can. Please take good care of yourself. Tommy's Midwife

    • By Carol (not verified) on 3 Dec 2018 - 12:43

      Hi,please I am 14 weeks today but since yesterday I have being having this severe pains in the left side of my abdomen ,although I was diagnosed of fibroid before now ,but d pain is so severe, I don't know what might be d cause

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 3 Dec 2018 - 15:10

      Hi Carol. Please see your doctor if you have severe abdominal pains. He or she will examine you and try to diagnose the cause.

    • By Thando (not verified) on 1 Dec 2018 - 05:26

      Hi thando
      I am 10 weeks pregnant, I took vitamins and folic acid pills for only 5days then I stopped . I feel like they make me sick , will that be a problem?cause I am always tired ,backpains, my lower abdomen is in pain at times specially when am sleeping, the left nerves in my head is sometimes painful as though I have a toothache. Must I be worried about that

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 3 Dec 2018 - 15:05

      Hi Thando, We do advise all women planning a pregnancy and up until 12 weeks to take folic acid as this reduces the risk of neural tube defects in the baby. It is unlikely that this is the cause of your nausea which unfortunately is common in early pregnancy. The only vitamin we advise in pregnancy is vitamin D. You should be able to get all other vitamins and nutrients from a normal healthy balanced diet.

    • By halima (not verified) on 27 Nov 2018 - 17:46

      am 28weeks pregnant with abdominal pain when i change positions or if i lift something abit heavy


    • By Midwife @Tommys on 28 Nov 2018 - 15:19

      Hi Halima
      Any abdominal pain (when lifting something heavy or not) should be reviewed urgently by a midwife and obstetric doctor. So please, get yourself seen as soon as you can - don't forget your pregnancy notes.
      Look after yourself - Tommy's Midwife

    • By fatty (not verified) on 23 Nov 2018 - 18:14

      Hello am three months pregnant and am having upper abdomen pain every day especially at night but no discharge,should I worry about it?

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 26 Nov 2018 - 11:14

      You may be having your 12 week scan soon so this may reassure you that all is well, but If you are concerned you should arrange to see your doctor.

    • By Alex (not verified) on 23 Nov 2018 - 04:39

      I am 13 weeks pregnant experiencing severe waves of stomach pain throughout the night it wakes me up and once awake I’m experiencing them every 10 minutes ish I have been prescribed codeine but it isn’t having an effect. I have had bleeding on and off and yesterday had an examination which showed my cervix was closed and no signs of bleeding (bleeding has mildly started again tonight)

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 23 Nov 2018 - 10:47

      Hi Alex,
      So sorry to hear that you are in pain and going through a difficult time at the moment. It is great to hear that you are being seen regular at the hospital and being monitored closely. If we can support you then do be in touch.
      Best wishes
      Tommy's midwife

    • By Phemmy (not verified) on 22 Nov 2018 - 20:12

      Hi,I'm 5 weeks pregnant,ever since I noticed I was pregnant I've been having this pain in my tummy like I'm in my period,most times I sweat during the day even without working and I'm always feeling tired, should I be worried?

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 23 Nov 2018 - 10:14

      Hi Phemmy,
      Some period type aches and cramps can be very normal, as can sweating and flushes in temperature, and feeling tired, due to changes in hormones. If your cramps and aches become painful or you have any bleeding or you feeling unwell then do contact your GP for a review.
      Best wishes
      Tommy's midwife

    • By Julia (not verified) on 19 Nov 2018 - 21:30

      I have estimated I am 5 weeks pregnant and it wasn’t expected but I am so happy about it.
      However the last few days I have experience abdominal pain, sharp pain lower abdominal on right side. Also some back ache on and off. I have no bleeding or spotting. Obviously I am worried of miscarriage.
      I also have issues with IBS, therefore wondering what effect this will have on my pregnancy. Thanks for your time.

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 21 Nov 2018 - 16:44

      Hi Julia, It isn't possible to tell you what is causing your pain and it may be related to the IBS or be unrelated to the pregnancy, however if it doesn't resolve soon, do go and get checked out at your GP who should be able to examine you and refer you to the best place.

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