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Pains in your first trimester of pregnancy (weeks 0 to 12)

Cramps, a bit like period pains, are very common in early pregnancy. These are usually caused by changes in your hormones and by your growing womb.

Sometimes stomach pains in early pregnancy can be a sign of something more serious.

When to get medical help in your first trimester

You should contact your GP, maternity unit or hospital if:

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page last reviewed: 20/05/2019
next review due: 20/05/2022