It is common for pregnant women to experience stomach cramps, especially during the early stages of pregnancy. These cramps are usually caused by the stretching and expanding of the uterus as it accommodates the growing baby. However, if the cramps are severe or accompanied by other symptoms such as bleeding or fever, it is important to consult a healthcare provider as they could be indicative of a more serious issue. To alleviate mild cramps, try resting, applying heat to the area, and practicing relaxation techniques. Additionally, maintaining a healthy diet and staying hydrated can help prevent cramping.