What’s a normal intensity for cramps during pregnancy?

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    MaRy WeAveR

    Hello ladies, just wanted to ask what is a normal intensity for cramps while pregnant cos mine are getting progressively stronger… and more and more painful each day to the point that they’re starting to make me nauseated from being so damn intense!!! I’m drinking lots of water, but still don’t find it is a relief. Is it normal or should I be concerned?

    April 14, 2016 at 1:08 pm
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    Sandra F.
    Fertility counselor

    Dear MaRy,

    Cramping during pregnancy is a fairly common nuisance. They show up around the 2nd or 3rd month and last up until almost the end of the gestation period. The most common parts where they appear are: legs, the back of the thighs, and the calves, especially at night when the body is resting.

    Cramps are due to tiredness, circulatory alterations, or a lack of certain vitamins or trace elements such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium. For this reason, adding to your diet foods rich is these elements such as bananas is advisable to reduce the cramps or at least their intensity.

    However, if they are super intense, my advice is that you visit your doctor to have it checked.

    All the best

    April 21, 2016 at 4:47 pm
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