Cramping Pain Early Pregnancy

Cramping Pain Early Pregnancy


Cramping and Lower Back Pain in Early Pregnancy

Pregnant women can experience some easy cramps even on early stages of pregnancy. Often they remind menstrual pain: the uterus contracts and causes heavy feeling in pelvic zone. The pain can be stronger on one side of the body. Women often have cramps during pregnancy if they spend a lot of time standing or get tired at the end of the day.

The cramps can become even stronger if woman laughs, sneezes or does something else that puts more pressure on a belly. Though the cramps often appear on early stages of pregnancy and usually there’s no need to worry about them, there are some cases when you should visit your family doctor immediately.

Normal Cramps During Early Pregnancy

Cramping Pain

Some women experience cramps in first 8-10 days after ovulation, when implantation happens. Many women experience these cramps and find out about their pregnancy later. During early pregnancy cramps are often followed by bloody issues.

Uterus Stretches

Uterus grows and stretches along with the fetus and it can cause cramps too: growing uterus puts pressure on closest muscles. During the first trimester, coitus can also cause these cramps.

Abdominal Distension and Gases

Gases or abdominal distension can cause cramps or discomfort that is common for the early stages of pregnancy. The cramps can be also caused by constipation. This is how your body adopts to changes caused by pregnancy.

Abnormal Cramping Pain During Early Pregnancy

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It is normal to have light cramps during pregnancy. But if the pain is strong or comes wish noticeable bloody issues, you should immediately talk to your doctor.


The risk of miscarriage is especially high during the first trimester. If you have cramps and bloody issues at the same time and the blood is bright red, it can be the sign of miscarriage. In this case you should call your doctor or visit clinic immediately.

Abdominal Pregnancy

Ectopic or abdominal pregnancy happens when a fertilized egg is attached to fallopian tube instead of the uterus. This is a huge risk to health and so you need to ask for medical help as soon as possible. Bleeding, located pain and delicate feeling in fallopian tube area are the signs of an abdominal pregnancy. If you have these symptoms, call your doctor immediately.

How to Ease Cramps During Early Pregnancy

Correct nutrition and constant hydration will help you to relax your stomach muscles and to ease cramps. You can also try stretching to ease cramps during early pregnancy. You have to relax enough, to sleep well and to stick to the healthy lifestyle during pregnancy if you want to ease cramps.

When You Should Call Your Doctor

It is important to monitor all changes in your body and health, especially if these changes are unpleasant, and to talk with your doctor or obstetrician about them. Only doctor or obstetrician can tell if your cramps are normal or not. If your pain lasts even after a few minutes of relaxation, ask for medical help immediately.

You should also ask for help if you have cramps followed with:

  • unusual vaginal discharge;
  • pain or burning during urination;
  • delicate feelings and pain;
  • blood issues or bleeding;
  • fever;
  • vomiting;
  • chills.

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