I’ve been having cramping.
Nobody panic (I’m doing enough for all of us), as I’ve been told this is completely normal, both by the good Dr. Google, and my RE. Honestly, I’ve been cramping since a few days after my transfer, but it does seem to be getting worse. I sent my doctor an email yesterday, stating the following:
“I’ve been having some cramping, and I wanted to check in with you on that. From what I’ve seen online, it’s probably fine, but it does make me worried (I’m probably being paranoid though). It’s similar to menstrual cramps, and it seems to vary from one side to the other. It isn’t consistent, and doesn’t seem to be sparked by any activity (or lack of activity) in particular. I get cramping multiple times a day, and it lasts for a few minutes. Is this something I should be concerned about?”
My doctor called me after reading my email and asked me a few questions. Was I having any spotting? (No) How painful is the cramping? (No worse than cramps from my period) And then she reassured me that cramping in the first trimester is very normal, and does not mean I will have a miscarriage. Even if I develop some spotting, it does not mean I will be having a miscarriage. But she suggested I come in for an early scan to “check the placement of the gestational sac.”
You better believe I took her up on it. I’m like a junkie, in withdrawal from my drug of choice (ultrasound wands, of course). It’s too early to see a heartbeat, but I’m hoping for a gestational sac located firmly in the uterus (this is the ONLY acceptable place to be parked, little one).
I’ll update tomorrow.