Cramping in Early Pregnancy

Cramping in Early Pregnancy

Are you experiencing cramping in early pregnancy and worried? Cramping during early pregnancy is one of the common early pregnancy symptoms. 

Why are you cramping during early pregnancy?

Cramping in early pregnancy can happen at the time of implantation. When your fertilised egg attaches itself to the lining of your womb. It can feel like a dull or slightly sharp pain on one side and last for 2 – 3 days.

At the same time, pregnancy hormones are being triggered, making your uterus start to change. This may feel like cramping but more of a pulling sensation from side to side as your uterus starts to change shape.

What are normal pregnancy cramps and what are abnormal pregnancy cramps?


I have experienced five miscarriages in my first trimester and know the fine difference between early pregnancy cramping and miscarriage symptoms. Here is a list of symptoms, describing what is normal and what is abnormal.


This video explains what early pregnancy cramping feels like and why it happens (implantation, growing uterus). Also what the difference is between pregnancy cramping and PMS or miscarriage cramping.

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Vicki Renz

Vicki Renz

Recurrent miscarriage survivor & mother of two. Qualified energy and shamanic healer with 20 years experience. I have made it my mission to support women with pregnancy struggles who are experiencing low self-esteem, ensuring an empowered and confident transformational journey into motherhood.

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