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Am four weeks pregnant and i've been experiencing period like cramps during the night.What causes cramping in early pregnancy?is it normal.
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replied September 28th, 2011
Hi,
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Mild abdominal cramps which are known as Braxton Hick’s contractions are the contractions in the uterus which is trying to get adjusted to the growing fetus inside it (and it is considered to be normal). If these are increasing in intensity or if these are associated with other symptoms like bleeding/spotting, increasing back pain or abdominal cramps, increased white discharge, then it could be suggestive of possibility of threatened abortion/miscarriage. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any unusual symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Avoid any heavy work. Avoid having intercourse (or rough intercourse) during first trimester. Avoid lifting heavy objects and climbing stairs or standing for long periods of time. Avoid caffeinated and carbonated beverages.
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