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During pregnancy, lower back pain (due to stretch on supporting uterosacral ligaments by the growing uterus), abdominal cramps (due to uterus adjusting to baby growing inside) also known as Braxton Hickâs contractions are commonly seen. For the relief of back pain, use hot water fomentation, avoid standing for long period of time, avoid lifting any heavy objects. For the abdominal cramps (if getting intense) visit your doctor/gynecologist to rule out uterine overactivity and if detected, get started on uterine relaxants to carry on pregnancy smoothly. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating gynecologist and report any unusual/new symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain balanced diet.
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