Pain in the abdomen and cramps, are some common period symptoms. However, not all women get them. Some get intense symptoms (dysmenorrhea), others milder and some are lucky not to have any! These days of the month we may feel tired or have a bad mood, or feel pain in waist and abdomen that are mainly due to uterus contractions to facilitate blood exit. Pain symptoms also vary from woman to woman and can effectively be treated with hot baths and warm compresses (using hot water bottles). To naturally soothe cramps during period, try to drink plenty of water and choose foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins B, C, D and minerals, such as nuts, citrus, whole grains and broccoli.