Re: Worried about a miscarriage
Every pregnant woman worries about miscarrying. It's perfectly normal. But, you should also realize that the majority of pregnancies result in a healthy full-term baby, so the odds are definitely in your favor. There are many reasons for miscarriage, most of which are beyond anyone's control, and if it's going to happen, it's going to happen and there's nothing you can do to prevent it. The majority of miscarriages, from what I understand, are from something not being right when the sperm fertilizes the egg or when it implants, and your body naturally terminates the pregnancy that wouldn't have resulted in a normal healthy baby anyway. There is really nothing anyone (not even your doctor) can do to prevent a miscarriage if it's going to happen, so worrying about it isn't going to help you any. What you CAN do is focus on everything YOU can do to have a healthy baby - get early prenatal care, take your vitamins, eat healthy, etc. You can't avoid a miscarriage if it's meant to be, but since the odds are MUCH greater that you'll have a healthy baby, try focusing on taking care of yourself for your baby.
It is VERY common to have cramping, pulling and AF symptoms in early pregnancy. This is nothing to worry about, as long as it's not accompanied by a lot of RED blood. The typical signs that a miscarriage is occuring is abdominal pain that wraps around to your back and is accompanied by a lot of RED blood. Brown blood isn't as bad and could be from a pap smear, sex or a lot of other minor things that aren't harmful to the baby, but if you have any blood, you'll want to call your OB for advice.