Natural Pregnancy Pain Reliefs

During my first pregnancy, I experienced minimal pregnancy discomfort.  However, during my second pregnancy I experienced a lot of more "normal" pregnancy symptoms.  During pregnancy, we sometimes struggle with safe, healthy ways to relieve pain, discomfort, or sickness.  This is the condensed version of my original post here.

Natural Pregnancy Pain Relief


  • Cool down (cold compress to the head, cold shower, etc)
  • Sleep and relaxation
  • Meditation or yoga
  • Exercise
  • Climaxing (orgasms)

Back Pain

  • Wear compression garments
  • Chiropractor
  • Exercises & stretching (typically swimming and stationary bikes)
  • Massages
  • Good posture
  • Hot or cold therapy

General Physical Pain

  • Getting a massage, including back, uterus, and thighs
  • Utilizing a heating pad or taking a hot shower or bubble bath
  • Distraction (whether it be via conversation, an activity, etc)
  • Deep breathing exercises

Muscle Cramping or Spasms

  • Stretch (I typically did this before bed)
  • Stay hydrated (water, water, water...not pop)
  • More potassium (bananas or orange juice)
  • Calcium or Vitamin D supplements, under doctor's supervision
  • Stay active
  • Sleep on your side, preferably left side
  • Massages or hot/cold treatments
  • Walk it out (in the case that it's a foot/leg cramp or spasm)
Disclaimer: I am not, nor have I ever claimed to be, a medical professional. Sources of information are linked in original post or are from my own personal experiences. Please consult your doctor before taking any supplements, radically changing your lifestyle (including exercise and eating habits) or if you have other concerns. This is just meant as a guide.

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