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I am 24 weeks pregnant and experiencing cramps in my lower pelvis area that last for hours, despite trying rest, ice, or heating pads. The baby is still moving, but the cramps won't go away. Is this a normal occurrence during pregnancy?
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It is common for pregnant women to experience occasional cramps during pregnancy. However, if you are experiencing prolonged cramps that persist even with rest and other remedies, it is important to consult your healthcare provider. While some mild cramping can be normal as your body adjusts to the changes of pregnancy, persistent or severe cramping could be a sign of an underlying issue such as preterm labor or an infection. Your healthcare provider will be able to evaluate your symptoms and provide appropriate guidance and treatment if necessary. It's always better to err on the side of caution and seek medical advice when you have concerns about your pregnancy.

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Cramping can be caused by many reasons. Many times it because your ligaments are stretching and moving to make room for your growing baby. Also it can be because you are dehydrated. Drinking as close to 2 liters of water on a daily basis is very important to keep you and your baby healthy. If you do these things and are still feeling concerned Id recommend scheduling an appointment with your OBGYN to ensure nothing else is going on thike a UTI or anything lime that. 

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