Cramps and cramping are pains experienced by most women at many points throughout their lives. Cramps can occur as the result of menstruation, ovulation and pregnancy, amongst other causes. They can be symptoms of ovulation and menstruation as well as pregnancy.

Endometriosis - Symptoms

How to identify endometriosis ... read more »

Missed AF and Cramping and Cramps

What do cramping and cramps mean after a missed AF? ... read more »

ITI - What Is It?

During ITI, a larger volume of the ejaculate is used to deposit the sperm within the fallopian tube itself, usually with a small catheter that's threaded through the cervix and the uterine cavity. ... read more »

Leg Cramps

Sharp pains in the legs, especially the calf muscles, are just a part of pregnancy. Like any other pregnancy aches, hormones are probably to blame for some of the pain, but other factors are certainly part of these irritating nightly occurrences as well. ... read more »

What Can I Expect During My Pregnancy?

Many women wonder what they can expect during pregnancy. This is especially true of first-time mothers. Changes during pregnancy are physical and emotional. ... read more »

Is Spotting in Pregnancy Normal?

There is a significant difference between spotting (light dots of pink, red or brown blood) and bleeding in pregnancy (a steady flow of blood). Both are a cause for a call to your obstetrician. ... read more »

Facts About Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time in life when women feel closer to their spouse and body more than ever before. Here are a few facts about pregnancy for expecting moms. ... read more »

Why Do I Have Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy?

One of the most concerning for many pregnant women is pelvic pain. Pelvic pain can be attributed to more than just the weight of the uterus and fetus and it is not always associated with labor. ... read more »

What to Expect From Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

As the end of the pregnancy approaches, pelvic pain is often a signal of the start of labor. Labor pelvic pain is associated with pressure on the pelvis or the feeling that baby is getting heavier. ... read more »

The Ins and Outs of Pregnancy Cramps

Pregnancy cramps can be scary for a pregnant woman. The cramps may be light and barely noticeable or strong and painful. They can signal a problem in pregnancy or be no cause for concern at all. ... read more »

Why Does Implantation Bleeding Happen?

If a fertilized egg implants in the uterus, implantation bleeding may show up, but why does implantation bleeding happen? ... read more »

Answering Questions about the Mucus Plug

The mucus plug forms soon after the fertilized egg implants in the uterus. The plug blocks the opening of the cervix until the gestational period is over. ... read more »

What Causes Pain During Pregnancy?

Pain during pregnancy is often associated with complications or labor and can be a scary thing. However, not all pain during pregnancy signals a problem. ... read more »

Rotavirus Infection during Pregnancy

Rotavirus is a common childhood infection that can also affect women during pregnancy. ... read more »

Dysmenorrhea - Painful Menstrual Periods or Cramps

Dysmenorrhea is defined as a medical condition that involves pain or discomfort during the menstruation process, often simply referred to as menstrual pain. ... read more »

Magnesium For Muscle Cramps

Along with the many joys of pregnancy come a few discomforts as well, which for many women includes painful leg cramps. Usually beginning during the second trimester of pregnancy, muscle cramps tend to strike during the night and may disrupt sleep. ... read more »

Can Pregnant Women Prevent Leg Cramps?

Increased blood and fluid volume, changes in hormone levels, increased body weight and other changes can wreak havoc on the female body during pregnancy. One of the more common symptoms of pregnancy is leg cramps. ... read more »

Implantation and Menstrual Cramps and Cramping

For many women cramps and cramping are a normal part of their menstrual cycle, while for others it may signify implantation cramps and pregnancy. ... read more »

Spotting in Pregnancy

Spotting in early pregnancy can be normal or it can predict a miscarriage. About 20-30% of all pregnant women experience spotting early in pregnancy but the majority go on to have a healthy baby. ... read more »

All About Pregnancy Spotting

Pregnancy spotting is common in pregnancy, but that make it any easier to accept. During different times in gestation, pregnancy spotting can occur and the cause will be dependent on several factors. ... read more »

I Have No Cramps or Spotting: Is That Normal?

Do all pregnant women have spotting or cramps? I have heard that many women have had cramps and spotting but I haven't had any yet. ... read more »

Pregnancy Cramping: Identifying Causes

Could cramps be the first pregnancy sign? Do cramps always mean labor? While there are harmless reasons for cramps, there are also serious medical conditions in pregnancy that can start out as cramps. ... read more »

Implantation Cramps: Could I Be Pregnant?

Could I be pregnant because I am having cramps on the implantation day? ... read more »

First Trimester of Pregnancy Guide

During the first trimester of pregnancy, so many changes happen, but some of these changes may not be quite what you expected! ... read more »

What Is Premenstrual Syndrome?

What is premenstrual syndrome? Do all women experience PMS? What are the signs and symptoms of PMS? ... read more »

After You’ve Delivered, Say Goodbye to Menstrual Cramps

You’re probably all too familiar with the negative side effects of pregnancy, especially if you’re pregnant. Sometimes, the side effects might even continue after you’ve delivered your baby while your hormones are still running rampant for a few weeks. ... read more »

Pregnant and Prone to Heat Cramps

When you’re pregnant, you feel like you’re constantly exercising. Essentially, even just walking around with the added weight of your baby, especially in the third trimester, is like exercise. ... read more »