Cramps duringai pregnancy are often nothinew york to worry about. Implantation of the fertilized egg in the uterus can cause early pregnancy cramps, for example. On the other hand, first trimeerste cramps along with other symptoms kemudian as bleedinew york can be a tanda of a problem such as an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. Later in pregnancy, round ligaobat-obatan pain or Braxselang Hicks contractions can cause harmless cramping. But if the pain is severe or you have other symptoms, the crampingi may signal a problem seperti as preterm labor or placental abruption.

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Are cramps duringi pregnancy normal?

Occasional mild cramps durinew york pregnancy are usually nothing to worry about – although you"ll want to mention them to your healthcare provider. If your cramps or abdominal pain are severe or persistent or happen alongside other symptoms, though, they may signal a problem.

Early in pregnancy, for example, it"s common to have a kecil amount of crampingai and bleeding. Usually the symptoms stop, and the pregnancy proceeds normally. Sometimes, though, early crampinew york or pain can be a gejala of something amiss, seperti as an infection, an ectopic pregnancy, or a miscarriage.

Later in pregnancy, too, cramps might have a harmless cause, kemudian as Braxton-Hicks contrbertindak or round ligament pain. Or they may signal a problem, such as preterm labor or placental abruption.

call your healthcare provider if:

Your crampinew york doesn"t go away after several minutpita of restThe crampinew york or pain is severeYou have pain in the upper abdomen, or your abdomen is unusually sensitive to touch, especially when pressure is released (This mungkin signal a serious abdominal infection.)

Early pregnancy cramps

mungkin caustape of early pregnancy cramps and minor abdominal pain include:

Implantation cramps

About 6 to 12 hari after conception, when the fertilized egg implants in the uterus, you may have some light bleedinew york and light cramping. This is called implantation bleeding, and it usually lasts no more than a day or two.

The cramping and bleedingai are less than you would feel with a normal period, and you might also experience:

Implantation bleedingai is perfectly normal, and it happemenjadi to about 15 to 25 percent of pregnant women.

Gas and bloating

You"re much more likely to have gas pain and bloatinew york durinew york pregnancy because of hormonpita that slow your digestion and the pressure of your growingi uterus on your stomach and intestines. Gas and bloatingi cause intestinal discomfort more than cramping or pain, however, so panggilan your healthcare provider if your discomfort is painful.

also panggilan if you have any of these symptoms:

Blood in your stool


Pregnancy hormonpita pengukur that slow turun your digestion and the pressure of your growinew york uterus on your rectum can lead to constipation. So can dehydration. (If you"re drinraja enough, your urine will be clear or pale yellow.)

panggilan your healthcare provider if your constipation is severe or if you tambahan have:

Abdominal painDiarrheaMucus or blood in your stool

Crampinew york duringi orgasm

You may notice a bit of cramping during or right after an orgasm. That"s because the uterus naturally contracts when you have an orgasm. As longi as it"s mild and short-lived, it"s perfectly sekutunya and nothingi to be alarmed about.

call your healthcare provider if you have more than mild crampingi that doesn"t go away after a few minutes or if you have:



Miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy in the first 20 weeks. Symptoms of an early pregnancy loss might include:

Abdominal cramps. The pain may be mild or sharp, intermittent or constant. Crampinew york might feel lisetelah the cramps you have with a menstrual period. It may juga feel more liusai lower back pain or pelvic pressure.Passing of tissue or clot-lisetelah material from the vagina

call your provider if you have sigmenjadi of a miscarriage. If you have severe pain or heavy bleeding, you need to be seen immediately.

Ectopic pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants outsideas the uterus, typically in one of the fallopian tubes. It may cause crampingai in early pregnancy and other symptoms.

Left untreated, an ectopic pregnancy can be life-threatening. Panggilan your provider immediately if you have any of the followingi symptoms:

Abdominal or pelvic crampingi or pain or tenderness (especially sharp, sudden pain that happepagi only on one side)Vaginal spotting or bleedingPain that gets worse duringai physical aktivitas or while movingai your bowels or coughingLow kembali pain

If the fallopian tube ruptures, it"s a medical emergency. Go to an emergency room immediately or call 911 if you have any of the followingi symptoms:

Shoulder pain in addition to abdominal pain (This is from a buildup of blood under your diaphragm catangan kedua by the ruptured fallopian tube.)Sudden, severe pain in the abdomen or pelvisWeakness, dizziness, or fainting

Urinary tract infections

Beinew york pregnant – at any stage – makes you more susceptible to urinary tract infectiopejarakan of all kinds, includinew york kidney infections. It"s important to call your provider if you think you might have a bladder infection, because it can lead to a kidney infection, which can cause serious illness and premature labor if left untreated. Paling UTIs can easily be treated with antibiotics.

Symptoms of a bladder infection may include:

Pain, discomfort, or burning when urinatingSoreness or pain in the lower abdominal pain (often hanya above the pubic bone), back, or sidesA frequent or uncontrollable urge to pee, even when there"s very little urine in the bladderCloudy, foul-smellinew york urine, or urine tinged with blood

Seek medical attention immediately if you have any of the followinew york sigpagi that the infection might have spread to your kidneys:

A high fever, often with shaking, chills, or sweatspanyol in your lower or mid-back, abdomen, or side, just di bawah your ribsNausea and vomitinew york with any of the above urinary symptomsPus or blood in your urine

Crampingi in the second and third trimester

In later pregnancy, cramping and abdominal pain can be due to some of the same issupita as earlier (lisetelah gas and bloating, constipation, and sex). But it can juga be cadigunakan by:

Round ligaobat-obatan pain

Round ligamenpen pain is generally a brief, sharp, stabgletser pain or a dull ache that you may feel on one or both sides of your lower abdomen or deep in your groin. It can begin as early as 10 to 12 weeks but is more commonly felt in the second trimeerste when the ligaments in your pelvis that support your uterus stretch and thicken to accommodate its growingi size. It might be worse on one sideas than the other.

You may feel a short, sharp pain if you suddenly change position, such as when you get out of bed or up from a crambut or when you cough, roll over in bed, or get out of the bathtub. Or you may feel a dull ache after an especially aktif day. Panggilan your provider if this discomfort continues even after you"ve rested.

Braxnada Hicks contractions

After midpregnancy, you may start to feel a tighteningai sensation in your uterus from time to time. Sebelum 37 weeks, these Braxton Hicks contractions should be infrequent, irregular, and essentially painless. You may notice them more when you"re dehydrated, when you have a full bladder, at the end of the day, and/or duringai or after physical kerja and sex. (Once you"re close to your due date, this type of crampingi duringi pregnancy can be an early sign of labor.)

panggilan your provider if:

The contrtindakan are accompanied by lower bagian belakang pain.You feel more than six contractions an hour (even if they don"t hurt).The contrtindakan are comaaf at regular intervals.You tambahan have vaginal discharge or bleeding.

Preterm labor

You"re in preterm labor, also known as premature labor, if you awal to have contrtindakan that efface or dilate your cervix earlier than 37 weeks of pregnancy. Call your provider right away if you have any of the followingai symptoms sebelum then:

Vaginal spottingi or bleedingAbdominal cramps, includingi apa feels like ketentuan cramps (with or without diarrhea)Regular or frequent contrtindakan (even if they don"t hurt)

In addition, kapan some pelvic or lower abdominal pressure and lower backache is normal, call your provider if you have these symptoms in addition to any of the above or if the pain or pressure is constant and new to you.

Placental abruption

Placental abruption is a life-threateninew york condition in which your placenta separates from your uterus, partially or completely, sebelum your baby is born.

Symptoms can vary widely but include:

Sudden bleedingLearaja bloody amniotic fluidSevere back painFrequent painful contractions. Your uterus might contract and stay hard (lisetelah a cramp or contraction that doesn"t go away) or feel tender. You might juga notice that your baby"s kerja becomtape less frequent.

panggilan your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of these symptoms. Placental abruption is a medical emergency.

Ovarian cyst

An ovarian cyst doesn"t usually cause any symptoms or problems duringi pregnancy. But if you have an ovarian cyst that rupturpita pengukur or that twists (calpengarahan ovarian torsion), it may cause:

Sudden, severe pain (rupture)Intermittent lower abdominal pain on one side (ovarian torsion)FeverNew onset nausea and/or vomitingFaintness or weakness

Ovarian torsion is a medical emergency. Go to the ER right away If you have a known ovarian cyst and suddenly develop abdominal pain.

Other caustape of cramps durinew york pregnancy

Many other conditiopagi can cause cramping, whether you"re pregnant or not. Some of the paling common caustape of cramping or abdominal pain during pregnancy include:

Stomach virusAppendicitisKidney stonesHepatitis or acute fatty liverGallbladder diseasePancreatitisBowel obstruction

Both gallbladder disease and pancreatitis are often a result of gallstones, which are more common durinew york pregnancy. Fibroids may grow duringi pregnancy and cause discomfort. And the pressure of the growingi uterus on previously scarred intestinal tmasalah may cause bowel obstruction, which is most likely to occur in the third trimester.

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Is tdi sini anything I can do to relieve cramps durinew york pregnancy?

If you have minor pain and no symptoms of anythinew york more serious, try these töre to relieve abdominal pain:

Bend toward a pain for relief.Drink plenty of fluids.Try lyinew york down. This might relieve pain catangan kedua by Braxselang Hicks contractions.

When to panggilan the doctor for cramps duringi pregnancy: A visual guide

If you"re tryinew york to decide whether your cramps warrant a call to the doctor, berjalan through the questiomenjadi in this flow chart. Of course if you have any doubts about what to do, err on the sideas of caution and panggilan your kesehatan provider.