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Cramping before bowel movement??

I'm 8 weeks pregnant. A couple of times, I've had really bad cramps before I need to go to the bathroom. Once I go, the cramps go away. Is this normal? I got scared the first time it happened because it lasted for about 30 minutes and it was really painful.

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  • Are you also constipated? If not, your organs are shifting around and that can have a big impact on your digestion and movements. 
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  • I'm 8 weeks pregnant. A couple of times, I've had really bad cramps before I need to go to the bathroom. Once I go, the cramps go away. Is this normal? I got scared the first time it happened because it lasted for about 30 minutes and it was really painful.
    @Knottie1426200779

    Sounds like it's constipation (possibly organs moving although a little early IMO) which is normal. Get used to it because it will most likely continue throughout the pregnancy. I have had to find ways to get more fiber and protein in my diet (ex: granola bars) and it seems to help with that.
    Me:28 | DH: 28
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    TTC #1: Since November 2015
    Restarted TTC "count" Oct. 2016
         due to previous issues.
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