Cramps and Backache Symptoms in Early Pregnancy

Constipation and wind

Bloating of your stomach or inability to visit the toilet can be a common symptom during your first trimester, which can however also reappear towards the last trimester of your pregnancy.

Constipation and Wind during Early Pregnancy

Normal constipation, meaning difficulty faced in opening up your bowels, is believed to be the result of progesterone hormone which decreases ‘motility’ or movement of your gut.

Hence, longer the food is retained in your intestines, higher the volume of water which is slowly reabsorbed back from your bowels into the system, making it even more difficult to pass out.

Early Pregnancy Libido Changes

Libido and sex, which are primarily the factors responsible for conception, generally undergo a significant change during the first few weeks following conception. Sex turns into a festivity of their own pregnancy for women who sense a feeling freedom from contraception. Additional blood that now flows to their genitals and breasts can help to increase sensitivity, sex desire as well as sexual arousal. But in case of many other women, the initial twelve to eighteen weeks following conception bring a continued sense of vomiting, nausea or tiredness, making sex the last thing they feel like partaking in.

Cramping Following Conception

In the initial weeks following conception, many women normally worry upon feeling moderate pulling, tugging and cramping. Some of them find salts like ‘Mag Phos’ quite helpful in relieving their cramping condition.

When bleeding does not accompany their cramping, it is mostly normal. However, if you experience sever or strong pain or cramping, you should instantly consult your local physician for further advice and guidance.

Aches and Cramps

During pregnancy, pains and aches are rather common, just as expected muscle cramps in your legs, thighs and feet. Though the precise reason for them is unknown, it is strongly suspected that expansion of your uterus may be responsible for applying pressure on blood vessels and nerves in your legs, whereby causing occasional pain and leg cramps.

If you should experience cramps, try stretching your affected muscle or limb. You can also try by straightening the leg so that your toes face in your direction. Your partner can be asked for help, if needed. Standing up so that your leg is stretched can also provide some relief. If pain in your cramps persists, ask your partner for a massage. You may also call for professional massage to make the best use of your relaxation period, which would be excellent for you.

Diet makes a significant difference. Many nutritionists are convinced phosphorous, potassium and calcium supplements are suitable for relieving cramps. However, you must consult your physician prior to using any supplements. Your healthy diet should include leafy vegetables and fresh fruits, in addition to food sufficiently rich in calcium, such as yogurt, cheese and milk.

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