Menstrual cramps are mainly caused by female hormones released during the menstrual cycle. During pregnancy, there is a special hormonal situation that can intensify some of the common discomforts of menstruation. For this reason, many women say that they experience menstrual cramps during pregnancy.
Is it normal to have menstrual pain during pregnancy?
By Andrea Rodrigo B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 03/20/2023
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.