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I had a smear of spotting coming up to when my period was meant to be

hi, I am 5 12 weeks pregnant and throughtout my pregnancy iv been feeling sharp pains on one side of my pelvis exactly like ovulation pain its not constant but i feel it more often now than earlier in pregnancy. I just want to know if this is normal? i only had a smear of spotting coming up to when my period was ment to be due but was told it was implantation and i have not bleed since ? do you know what this could be?

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, It is very common to feel cramping and stretching in early pregnancy. You may also be feeling the changes in your ovaries in early pregnancy as where the egg has left the ovary the corpus luteum in the ovary helps sustain pregnancy in the early weeks until the placenta takes over at around 12 weeks. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 22 Mar 2009