1st Trimester

And I thought lightening crotch was a myth....

But I experienced it this weekend and whoa was that a suprise!!  I am glad I read the post that was up last week about this or I may have been really concerned.  Felt like the baby had a knife it was stabbing me with in the southern region!
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  • I'm with ya!  It's killing me!!!  I didn't have this with my first pregnancy so it was quite an unwelcome suprise!
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  • Here's what I've experienced so far, and considering I had an MC before, of course I worry extra:

     

    Menstrual like cramps that come and go, never get too bad but annoying

    lightning crotch : ) 

    Pain in my tail bone and sides of my butt

    Pain just above my tail bone, lower back ache I guess

    Today the lower back pain and cramping lasted a little longer than normal

     Gas-like or even hunger-like pains on right side of my abdomen, lasted for almost a few days

     

    Other than that, sore boobs, seems to be the worst at night.. had morning sickness at first, but not so much anymore ... food cravings

  • Lightning crotch is caused by the pressure of the baby on your cervix, and it's often exacerbated once baby flips and is in the head down position. So at 6 or 7 weeks, I don't think you're experiencing lightning crotch. And it's definitely not lightening crotch. 
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  • image Unpossible:
    Lightning crotch is caused by the pressure of the baby on your cervix, and it's often exacerbated once baby flips and is in the head down position. So at 6 or 7 weeks, I don't think you're experiencing lightning crotch. And it's definitely not lightening crotch. 

    I don't care what it is...it hurts!

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    Someone's hormones are definately in full force

    I will remember this post when you're about 3 weeks PP and you're going bananas from the hormones. 

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    Someone's hormones are definately in full force

    Squeeeee! Are you coming back at me with a faulty spell check? That is AWESOME! You are adorable.

     

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    I am friends with President Obama. I asked him to dress up in an Easter Bunny costume and show up at my parents' house with a giant check for $1 million a la Ed McMahon on Easter Weekend. We were going to make them think that they had won Publishers Clearinghouse sweepstakes LOL. As soon as they answered the door, we had our friend stage a robbery - they made it look like everyone in the Publisher's Clearninghouse van was violently murdered. They threw the "bodies" out of the van onto the street and peeled out. We had a fake ambulance and police show up. Then my parents' neighbors came by with a basket of kittens - they were SO cute! Just when my parents were so freaked out by seeing kittens after a murder/robbery AND having won $1 million, we had Pres. Obama take off the Easter Bunny head and say "Surprise!! You're going to be grandparents!" My parents will never forget that moment. - Pillowass

  • I have lightning crotch all the time and I am 10 weeks pregnant...I attribute it to nerves in that area going crazy.  I also had it with my 2 sons...it is very different than round ligament pain or any other pain, it literally feels like someone is shocking my crotch area...sometimes I even yelp and look like a total idiot.
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    I have lightning crotch all the time and I am 10 weeks pregnant...I attribute it to nerves in that area going crazy.  I also had it with my 2 sons...it is very different than round ligament pain or any other pain, it literally feels like someone is shocking my crotch area...sometimes I even yelp and look like a total idiot.
    This. I've had it since 9 weeks or so. OP you're not alone!
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    why on earth would you think lightning crotch is a myth?

    its real and its AWFUL. creep over to third tri. lots of lightning crotch posts over there!

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  • 6 weeks is way too early for lightning crotch.  Just wait until you have a few pounds of baby slamming their head on your cervix.  That's a whole different ball game.

  • I joined this website to learn and share with women who can relate to what each other is going through.  I really don't see the need for people to get nasty and refute what my body is going through since every woman experiences pregnancy differently. This is my first pregnancy and I do not know what to expect, I read a post last week (maybe you can criticize the women on that post as well) regarding this symptom and when I felt something similar I just assumed that's what it was was, I'm not a Doctor. 

    HaHa and the spelling mistake, how silly of me, I should've known that.  Although lightning is a commonly mispelled so I'm not the only one I guess.  Smile

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  • I joined this website to learn and share with women who can relate to what each other is going through.  I really don't see the need for people to get nasty and refute what my body is going through since every woman experiences pregnancy differently. This is my first pregnancy and I do not know what to expect, I read a post last week (maybe you can criticize the women on that post as well) regarding this symptom and when I felt something similar I just assumed that's what it was was, I'm not a Doctor. 

    HaHa and the spelling mistake, how silly of me, I should've known that.  Although lightning is a commonly mispelled so I'm not the only one I guess.  Smile

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    Someone's hormones are definately in full force

    You definitely can't spell!

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    I joined this website to learn and share with women who can relate to what each other is going through.  I really don't see the need for people to get nasty and refute what my body is going through since every woman experiences pregnancy differently. This is my first pregnancy and I do not know what to expect, I read a post last week (maybe you can criticize the women on that post as well) regarding this symptom and when I felt something similar I just assumed that's what it was was, I'm not a Doctor. 

    HaHa and the spelling mistake, how silly of me, I should've known that.  Although lightning is a commonly mispelled so I'm not the only one I guess.  Smile

    Damn, already?

     

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    I joined this website to learn and share with women who can relate to what each other is going through.  I really don't see the need for people to get nasty and refute what my body is going through since every woman experiences pregnancy differently. This is my first pregnancy and I do not know what to expect, I read a post last week (maybe you can criticize the women on that post as well) regarding this symptom and when I felt something similar I just assumed that's what it was was, I'm not a Doctor. 

    HaHa and the spelling mistake, how silly of me, I should've known that.  Although lightning is a commonly mispelled so I'm not the only one I guess.  Smile

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    I joined this website to learn and share with women who can relate to what each other is going through.  I really don't see the need for people to get nasty and refute what my body is going through since every woman experiences pregnancy differently. This is my first pregnancy and I do not know what to expect, I read a post last week (maybe you can criticize the women on that post as well) regarding this symptom and when I felt something similar I just assumed that's what it was was, I'm not a Doctor. 

    HaHa and the spelling mistake, how silly of me, I should've known that.  Although lightning is a commonly mispelled so I'm not the only one I guess.  Smile

    I came fully prepared with snark but am not in the mood to use it. Hopefully, this will help instead. A lot of people experience a kind of cramping feeling, sharper and more localized even than period cramps, during the first trimester normally around the time they find out they are pregnant. I think I remember that some of that is attributed to the uterus stretching and shoving other organs around, and sometimes due to the attachment of the placenta (but that is only for a day or two). Nothing to worry about unless there is bleeding beyond a light short spotting.

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    image laramiek:
    Someone's hormones are definately in full force

    You definitely can't spell!

    I just cracked the fvck up.
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    I joined this website to learn and share with women who can relate to what each other is going through.  I really don't see the need for people to get nasty and refute what my body is going through since every woman experiences pregnancy differently. This is my first pregnancy and I do not know what to expect, I read a post last week (maybe you can criticize the women on that post as well) regarding this symptom and when I felt something similar I just assumed that's what it was was, I'm not a Doctor. 

    HaHa and the spelling mistake, how silly of me, I should've known that.  Although lightning is a commonly mispelled so I'm not the only one I guess.  Smile

     

    I totally know how you feel. I have experienced this before!

    Some people must be unhappy and plain out rude.

     

    :)

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    Lightning crotch is caused by the pressure of the baby on your cervix, and it's often exacerbated once baby flips and is in the head down position. So at 6 or 7 weeks, I don't think you're experiencing lightning crotch. And it's definitely not lightening crotch. 

    I disagree.  Or maybe I agree but also...

    I think there are 2 different versions of lightning crotch (and since it's not a real medical condition, I don't think there is an actual definition).  One kind is what OP is mentioning and can happen throughout pregnancy.  I know the feeling - shooting pain to the vag.  My doc said the round ligaments stretch from your uterus to your labia and when they stretch as your uterus grows, you can feel the pain all the way down.

    The second kind is the head butt or kick to the cervix and will generally only happen in later pregnancy when the baby is big enough.  Definitely a different kind of pain but I suppose it could be labeled lightning crotch too although it's not the sharp type of pain I would think to call lightning crotch.

    Anyway, just my 2 cents in this fun thread.

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  • I was glad this was brought up because i have had it only a few times now and 1 time i was waiting on someone at work and almost had to bed over!! It scared me because i didnt know what it was!!
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    image Unpossible:
    Lightning crotch is caused by the pressure of the baby on your cervix, and it's often exacerbated once baby flips and is in the head down position. So at 6 or 7 weeks, I don't think you're experiencing lightning crotch. And it's definitely not lightening crotch. 

    I disagree.  Or maybe I agree but also...

    I think there are 2 different versions of lightning crotch (and since it's not a real medical condition, I don't think there is an actual definition).  One kind is what OP is mentioning and can happen throughout pregnancy.  I know the feeling - shooting pain to the vag.  My doc said the round ligaments stretch from your uterus to your labia and when they stretch as your uterus grows, you can feel the pain all the way down.

    The second kind is the head butt or kick to the cervix and will generally only happen in later pregnancy when the baby is big enough.  Definitely a different kind of pain but I suppose it could be labeled lightning crotch too although it's not the sharp type of pain I would think to call lightning crotch.

    Anyway, just my 2 cents in this fun thread.

    I'm only 9 weeks but I posted something the other day on this board regarding these pains.  I had no idea what it was but I'm guessing/ and many responded with the explanation of RLP.  I had 1 individual tell me it was lightning crotch as well!   Whatever it was it was sure a hell of a suprise!  And made me a bit nervous! 

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  • Funny to learn there's a term for this!! I've had a couple of stabby pains, they catch me off guard more than anything. Glad to know I'm not alone!
  • It hurts like a b*tch. I also like the one where the baby kicks you in the taint. Tongue Tied

    So disconcerting...

  • I'm 13 weeks and have this pain pretty often. .....almost always after sex. And for me at least, it feels like someone is taking a knife to my vag. So whatever is causing it sucks, but I just figured it was normal because I usually experience the same feeling while cramping on my period and I know cramps are normal during pregnancy. I'm just hoping it goes away....but no one has mentioned that, so my hopes are slim. lol (oh and I can't spell either, and have no clue what I'm talking about cuz this is my first...so don't feel bad) Big Smile
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