When Do Stomach Cramps Begin During Pregnancy?
I want to know when stomach cramps begin during pregnancy? Is after intercourse or when the fetus has formed?
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Abdominal cramps are symptoms that can occur at any time during pregnancy. After you have sex, the fetus is not necessarily directly formed, it can be the same day, it can also be 2-3 days in the future (this depends on when your eggs are released from the ovary and the ability of sperm to survive in the female reproductive organs). When the fetus is formed, you also will not feel anything. The first symptoms that you can feel are bleeding and (sometimes accompanied by) abdominal cramps when the fetus attaches to the uterine wall. The attachment of the fetus to the uterine wall usually occurs 1-2 weeks after intercourse.
When pregnancy occurs, women are also very likely to feel stomach cramps. The cause is a fake uterine contractions (Braxton hicks) that can occur throughout pregnancy, but will be felt more strongly near the time of delivery. Abdominal cramps can also be caused by other things, for example if there is an abortion / miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, grape pregnancy, placental abrubtion, preterm labor, etc. To be able to ascertain the cause of abdominal cramps in pregnancy, a direct examination must be performed.
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