Want To Avoid Pregnancy Cramps? Then Eat These Foods!

Here are some of the best foods to add to your diet if you want to reduce pregnancy cramps.

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If you are a pregnant woman, you would very well be aware of all the health issues that are specific to this period in your life, right? Well, although pregnancy is a delightful thing, it can also come with certain negative aspects, which are faced by many women.

Also Read : Known Facts Related To Pregnancy Cramps.

During pregnancy, a lot of physical and emotional changes are experienced by women, due to various internal and external factors.

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As we know, a woman has to carry her baby in her uterus for nine months, and the foetus keeps growing in size.

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So, to accommodate her baby, her waist, hips, belly, thighs, etc., expand and she gains a certain amount of weight, which is normal.

In addition, due to the various hormonal fluctuations happening in her body during pregnancy, she also experiences mood swings, irritability, etc.

There is another symptom that many women experience during pregnancy, especially during the later trimesters - cramps.

The cramps during pregnancy are caused by the contraction of the uterine muscles.

So, here are some foods that can help you reduce pregnancy cramps.

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1. Avocado

The omega-3 fatty acids in avocado help reduce the inflammation in the uterus and also lubricate the lining of the uterus, thus reducing cramps.

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2. Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate can make a yummy snack for the pregnant ladies, and it can also treat cramps, as it contains rich antioxidants that reduce inflammation.

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3. Banana

As banana is rich in potassium content it can reduce the uterine inflammation to lessen cramps and banana is also good for pregnancy-related constipation.

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4. Green Tea

Pregnant women experiencing cramps can sip on green tea, as the rich antioxidants in green tea can help reduce the cramps to a considerable extent.

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5. Spinach

Spinach, or palak, is a leafy green which is rich in iron content. The iron can strengthen the walls of the uterus in order to reduce pregnancy cramps.

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6. Milk

Drinking milk can not only help reduce the cramps in pregnant women, but it can also make the baby's bones stronger, as it contains calcium.

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7. Egg

Egg is rich in proteins and certain compounds that can balance the hormones causing uterine contraction in pregnant women, thus reducing cramps.

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Story first published: Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 15:30 [IST]
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