9 weeks - Cramps?

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  1. SpiritedAway

    SpiritedAway Well-Known Member

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    I got woken up this morning by bad cramps and backache. I havent had them quite as bad as this since week 5/6. They seem different and sharper.

    Literally crippling lower back pain and sharp pain down below, my lower tummy firmed up this week and you can see a difference so I am assuming this is normal but what can I do to help it ?

    Is it ok to use a hot water bottle on my back? I'm really afraid to take hot baths right now as ive been told to avoid them but that usually helps me.

    Thanks :)
     
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  2. Ab202

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    I've heard that hot water bottles are ok as long as they're not scalding as they aren't big enough to raise your core temperature. A warm bath is ok too! Just not really hot as I think your core temp going up is what is bad for the baby x
     
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    Nhs said its fine wrapped in a towel but I didnt use one, Its only for my back as im afraid to use anything else. Problem is with baths is I love them boiling lol.. I did have one with muscle soak in the end as I couldnt move but just warm x
     
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  4. Leighwiltshire

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    i had cramps all the way through the first tri, its just your insides adapting. i used to take a paracetamol and a warm bath helped me also. or try and stretch them out by lying flat.

    i still get the odd cramp now
     
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    SpiritedAway Well-Known Member

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    Thank you x

    First baby and after the one I lost before this, think Im just a bit worried. Keep thinking ive had a bleed, night before I had a nightmare about miscarrying too. Been taking paracetamol purely for my back.
     
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    I did my back in at 6 weeks couldn't move I had a heated support belt i and had warm baths x if you have thermometer as long as it's
    below

     
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    Ooh thats really helpful, thank you hun xx

    It's a lot better now cramps have stopped, only getting a bit of stiffness but I couldnt even bend x
     
  8. Leighwiltshire

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    this is my first also Spirited and im really worried still dont feel as if its real now x
     

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