How to Relieve Cramps During Pregnancy


Mild cramps are a common occurrence during pregnancy and can occur at any time during the pregnancy. It is important to pay attention to your symptoms and signs of pregnancy to ensure your journey to childbirth is as seamless as possible. At Simple Surrogacy, we encourage you to pay attention to cramps and call your physician if the cramps persist or worsen.

For mild cramps during your first or second trimester, these options may offer you substantial relief.

Change Positions

Cramping during the first trimester of pregnancy is often caused by the expansion of the uterus, which can feel like a pulling sensation or mild menstrual cramps. During the second trimester, the round ligaments that hold your uterus in position stretch, often leading to mild cramps. One way to relieve the cramps is to change positions. If you are standing, sit down in a chair that supports your back and pelvis. If you are sitting, lie down on your left side.

Drink Plenty of Fluids

Cramping may also be due to dehydration. If you have morning sickness, you may not be taking in enough fluids, causing mild to moderate dehydration. Be sure to drink plenty of non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages. Water is the ideal option, so aim for eight to ten glasses per day. It’s always a good idea to drink more than this if you exercise or the weather is hot. If plain water is simply unappealing, add a few drops of citrus juice or infuse the water with sliced fruits, such as kiwi or orange slices. Herbal tea, such as chamomile tea, may also help with hydration and may also soothe your cramps.

Try a Shower or Bath

Heat may also help with cramps during pregnancy. While heat should not be directly applied to your abdomen while you are pregnant, a relaxing bath may do the trick. Relaxing in a warm bath could also help with lowering your stress, potentially reducing the discomfort you feel. An alternative, of course, is a warm shower if you do not have a bathtub. Allow the stream of water to focus on your abdomen. The warm water can help calm the ligaments and muscles that are cramping.

Using these natural and healthy methods that are safe for you and the growing baby can help you enjoy a more relaxed and pleasant pregnancy. For more information on our services, support, and more, contact us online or give us a call at 1-866-41-SURRO.

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