10 Tips To Avoid Stomach Cramps During Pregnancy

Tips To Avoid Stomach Cramps During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a life changing event in both lady laboring and her partners life. The beautiful thought of the new born coming into a family is always a joyous period for a lady. But with the same, the atrocities that a woman has to go through are also devious and can turn out to be highly traumatizing. While the same, cramps are issues that a woman has to face during the 9 month duration and this is simply due to the expansion of the body, which is itself a natural process. Cramp is an involuntary temporary strong muscle contraction that causes severe pain. If the pain persists for a long duration, a doctor should be consulted otherwise in the normal course; cramps usually last for some seconds to minutes.

Let Us See Some Of The Ways By Which You Can Handle The Situation When Cramps Occur As They Are Mentioned Below As The Following:

1. Exercise

of course no one expects a pregnant lady to go out and pick up weights, a low mobility exercise session is must during the day. The more the mobility, the lesser are the chances for cramps to occur for a longer duration. But always consult a doctor before beginning to work out on regular basis.

Exercise

2. Hot Water Bag

Applying hot water bag on the area where the pain is severest is another way to counter the same. Remember not to have a bag that is too hot but mildly warm. If in this case, the stomach starts getting itchy or swelling is observed, this should be stopped at once.

Hot Water Bag

3. Dehydration

Dehydration is perhaps one of the most accurate reason to describe the occurrence of cramps while a lady is laboring. During pregnancy, it is natural for the body to require more fluids and thus drinking water, especially in the summers is the only cure. Try to consume about 8-10 glasses of water every day to keep yourself hydrated.

Dehydration

4. Healthy Diet

Indigestion is another reason why cramps may occur during the pregnancy period. Therefore, it is always advisable to consume a healthy diet especially roughage and fiber that improves the ability of digestive system. Moreover, since the baby inside the womb will also be secreting waste materials, a healthy diet is must while laboring.

Healthy Diet

5. Avoid Extra Strain

Extra strain directly results in contraction of muscles which is the reason for feeling cramps. Try to avoid sitting cross-legged for too long as that puts pressure on the calf muscles and the upper thigh region.

Avoid Extra Strain

6. Massage

Massaging has always been associated with relaxation as it improved blood circulation. Therefore, a massage or two during a week is good enough to help you improve blood circulation and reduce swelling.

Massage

7. Good Sleep

A woman is subjected to severe pain and that can disturb the mental balance too whereas, the weight of the womb may increase a strain on your back muscles adding to back pain.Therefore, a good night’s rest is again one of the most vital aspects while pregnancy. Try to avoid any hard matter under your body and try to lie flat. When sleeping in sideward posture, make it a point to keep a soft pillow between the legs to avoid cramps in that area. Try to complete at least 8 hours of sleep every day.

Good Sleep

8. Comfortable Footwear

Wearing footwear such as heels can be a reason why cramps may occur. The strain caused on the legs due to heels may result in cramps occurring especially in the back. Therefore keep in mind to wear flats or something that provides relief to your feet. Also, when there may arise a suspicion of cramps, always try to walk on cold floor barefoot as it reduced plasm and avoids any further complication.

Comfortable Footwear

9. Elevate Your Legs

Gas formation is another very common phenomenon that occurs during pregnancy, which is the reason for cramps. When in doubt, lie down straight on the floor and elevate your legs as by doing so,it will take off all the pressure of the baby from the abdomen and allows the body to digest more freely. Avoid wearing tight fit clothes while you are at it.

Elevate Your Legs

10. Hot Water Bath

In times of pregnancy take a warm bath and add a handful or two of Epsom salts to the water. The heat will act against the cramps while the magnesium in the Epsom salts promotes muscle relaxation. If possible, always prefer a steam bath over a hot water bath, both helping you sooth your mind as well.

Hot Water Bath