Cramping During Early Pregnancy

The first three months or the trimester is the most important part in pregnancy.The hormones are not in tandem, the body tries to adjust to the new changes and you need to prepare yourself mentally for the birth.

A pregnant mother can face many obstacles during this period and one of those is cramping. Generally the expectant mothers tend to worry a lot about the health of the fetus during cramping.

Cramping Without Bleeding

The most common complaint is cramping without bleeding.This is perfectly normal in a pregnancy and if there is no bleeding then it means the pregnancy is progressing normally with no serious complications.

The cramping usually happens when the body is adjusting itself to the fetus. The uterus expands during this period and the cramping occurs as a result of that. So, during this period, you need to have a healthy diet and keep yourself hydrated to help your uterus.

Minor Cramping

Mild cramping is common in almost every woman. The cramping occurs usually after an intercourse or when you get an orgasm. The uterus gets stimulated and the pregnant woman starts getting the cramps. The signs show that your body is getting ready for labor and you should prepare yourself mentally for some real difficult periods ahead.

Cramping With Blood

If you spot blood during pregnancy then you will obviously get very scared. Many, in fact, jump to the conclusion that they have experienced a miscarriage. But in most cases you are wrong. This spotting is usually due to the implantation of the embryo on the uterus and this causes the endometrial wall to bleed a little.

The color of the blood is brownish and is definitely not similar to the menstrual blood. The color is very light and you may have to endure some mild cramps. This condition is also quite common after you have an intercourse. So we see that mild cramping during the first trimester of pregnancy is actually very common and there is nothing to be worried about.

But if it causes severe pain then you must consult a doctor immediately. If the bleeding and cramping is severe then an ultrasound will be prescribed by doctor to see presence of signs of ‘threatened miscarriage’. This is not actual miscarriage but only symptoms of it. So the pregnancy continues to stay normal to the full term.