Morning sickness is a normal part of early pregnancy and at Alcove Health we are here to help.Read More
So many changes are taking place in your body. Cramping in early pregnancy is a common discomfort many people experience as the uterus grows. It often feels like pulling or pressure in the lower abdomen or lower back and tends to come and go. The uterus is expanding and its muscle is contracting as it accommodates your changing pregnancy. It can often feel like your typical menstrual cramping and is usually considered normal.
Uterine cramping can also be caused by urinary tract or yeast infection, constipation, exercise, and sexual intercourse. As long as the symptoms are mild and temporary, it’s probably not a cause for concern. Here are some ideas to soothe mild symptoms:
Understanding the difference between “normal cramping” and “abnormal cramping” is important. Here are some signs to be concerned about:
These symptoms should be evaluated by a Health Care Provider to rule out a possible miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, or infection.
If you’re experiencing “normal cramping” in early pregnancy, but are unsure about whether you want to continue your pregnancy, Alcove Health can help by providing medical services and an an abortion consultation. Alcove Health offers confidential consults with an Advocate, a Registered Nurse, Pregnancy Testing, STD Testing, Ultrasounds, and Physician Referral Resources- all at no charge.
Call Alcove Health in Newport News as your first contact. You’ll keep all your options. You’ll pay nothing and you’ll gain everything you need to make a decision that’s right for you. Call us today to make your appointment!