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Cramping During Early Pregnancy - Causes, Prevention & Treatment Tips

Rashi Singh
Pregnancy

Created by Rashi Singh
Updated on Aug 18, 2018

Cramping During Early Pregnancy Causes Prevention Treatment Tips

This cramping in early pregnancy often results from normal changes that occur during your baby’s development. They are a kind of a pulling sensation on one or both sides of the abdomen. Although not considered a symptom for detection of early pregnancy, it is the symptom that accompanies many pregnancies. Read the blog to know more about cramping during early pregnancy. 

Cramping Causes in Early Pregnancy

Cramping that is relatively minor and happens every now and then is probably nothing to be worried about. Some additional causes of normal cramping in pregnancy include:

 

Treating Cramping While Early Pregnant:

If you experience minor cramping during pregnancy there are a couple of things you can do for prevention that I would like to suggest you for prevention and self-care:

  • Try to sit, lie –down or change positions.
  • Soak in a warm bath
  • Try doing relaxation exercises
  • Place a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel on the ache
  • Make sure you get plenty of liquid fluids

 

Some Other Causes of Cramping

There are some serious concerns for cramping during early pregnancy as well that has some serious causes of abdominal pain during pregnancy:

  1. Ectopic Pregnancy: This happens when the fertilized eggs implants outside of the uterus. It can cause painful cramping and a serious medical condition treated by the doctor.
  2. Miscarriage: Vaginal spotting accompanied by mild or sharp cramping can be a sign of a miscarriage, although some of the pregnant women who have spotting or cramping tends to have a healthy pregnancy. In any ways if a would-be mother is having a bleeding or severe cramping please contact a doctor immediately.
  3. Urinary Tract Infections. Lower abdominal pain and painful urination may be symptoms of a urinary tract infection.
  4. Placement abruption: This happens when placenta separates from the uterus before the baby is born. This is a life-threatening condition and can be signalled by a painful cramp that does not go away. If this happens, please contact your healthcare doctor immediately.


Experiencing cramps in your early pregnancy can lead to anxiety. You might wonder if its just normal uterine stretching and growth or a sign of an impending miscarriage. Whereas in some of the cases a mild tummy is a normal part of a early pregnancy. They’re actually quite often been linked to the normal physical changes a early pregnant women body goes through. Some women get cramps with a little bleeding when the embryo implants itself into the wall of the womb.However in all the cases we advise you to get in touch with your gynae for a thourough medical diagnosis. Being aware of the problems always helps to cure them better!

Have a safe pregnancy.

 

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