Easy Ways To Manage Pregnancy Cramps

Easy Ways To Manage Pregnancy Cramps

3 Mar 2022 | 2 min Read

Dr Shweta Shah

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Experiencing mild cramps during pregnancy is common with all women. These cramps are a result of hormonal changes, changes in blood circulation, growing uterus, etc. 

Some easy ways to manage cramps during pregnancy include: 

  • The simplest way to manage cramps is by changing your sitting or sleeping position.
  • Get plenty of sleep to avoid fatigue as it could be one of the reasons causing muscle cramps.
  • Support your legs, belly, and back with pillows while sleeping to reduce cramps. 
  • Practicing relaxation and stretching exercises is a good way to control as well as manage pregnancy cramps. 
  • Soaking in a tub filled with warm water for a couple of minutes also helps manage cramps. 
  • Make sure you drink plenty of water and other fluids throughout the day as dehydration is one of the reasons leading to cramps. 
  • Include water-rich foods in your daily diet like watermelon, cucumber, carrot, spinach, cauliflower, etc. 
  • Relax your body muscles with the help of a gentle massage to reduce muscle tension and cramping. 
  • Using a hot water bag is also a good way to release muscle tension. 
  • Keep a check on your magnesium levels. Magnesium deficiency can have an effect on muscle relaxation. Including good magnesium sources like spinach, bananas, walnuts, or dark chocolates is a good option. 

Besides these home care tips, if your experience unusual cramps accompanied by other symptoms do consult your doctor immediately. Do not self-prescribe any medicines for any symptoms during pregnancy 

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