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How can I manage cramps in pregnancy?
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Cramps are a warning
The feeling of cramping may signal uterine contractions, uterine infection, bladder infection or other problems.
Many can be treated, but it is essential that a pregnant woman with cramping contact an OB provider. In most cases she will be asked to go to labor & delivery for evaluation and monitoring for labor. No one should try to "manage" uterine cramping alone. That would be too risky for baby!

In brief: Cramps are a warning
The feeling of cramping may signal uterine contractions, uterine infection, bladder infection or other problems.
Many can be treated, but it is essential that a pregnant woman with cramping contact an OB provider. In most cases she will be asked to go to labor & delivery for evaluation and monitoring for labor. No one should try to "manage" uterine cramping alone. That would be too risky for baby!
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Kathryn Mercer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Warm compresses
Everyone cramps off and on in pregnancy and tends to get low back pain from the change in posture and weight distribution.
Tylenol (acetaminophen) and warm compresses help, as well as pre-natal yoga or pilates. Eating small, healthy meals frequently will help if the cramps are intestinal in origin.

In brief: Warm compresses
Everyone cramps off and on in pregnancy and tends to get low back pain from the change in posture and weight distribution.
Tylenol (acetaminophen) and warm compresses help, as well as pre-natal yoga or pilates. Eating small, healthy meals frequently will help if the cramps are intestinal in origin.
Dr. Kathryn Mercer
Dr. Kathryn Mercer
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Dr. Nicole Bullock
And don't forget to keep drinking water ..... Dehydration is probably the number one cause of cramps. Rest, drink lots and lots of water, and take some Tylenol. If you are still cramping or if you are cramping and bleeding, call your doctor!
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