Ask a Question!Leg cramps

Jacqueline - posted on 08/23/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Im 29 weeks pregnant and I just started having horrible leg cramps...I know this is typical, but why exactly does it happen and what can I do to relieve some of the tension?! Please help!

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Lynlee - posted on 08/24/2009

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It can also be a sign of low calcium. Having said that though, most pregnant women get them at some stage. Just stretch your leg with your calf muscle stretched out and it will go away.

Elizabeth - posted on 08/24/2009

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I drank tons of water. Also, I heard drinking tonic water is supposed to help.

Lisamarie - posted on 08/24/2009

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I know this sounds really weird, but I was told by my GP to sleep with my feet on a tin tray, not too sure why or how but it worked for me. Good luck. :)

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The only thing you can do is drink plenty of water and keep the salt up in your diet but not too much salt, lack of salt or little salt cause the cramps but don't overdo it.

Sandra - posted on 08/23/2009

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Quoting Sandra:

HI Jacqueline
When I get a leg cramp in my caves. It is extremely painful but the only thing I found that works is stretching it out gentle and then I would try and have a warm bath with ebson salts it relaxes the muscles. Hope this helps.


Sorry typing error Ebsom Salts.

Sandra - posted on 08/23/2009

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HI Jacqueline

When I get a leg cramp in my caves. It is extremely painful but the only thing I found that works is stretching it out gentle and then I would try and have a warm bath with ebson salts it relaxes the muscles. Hope this helps.

Sandra - posted on 08/23/2009

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HI Jacqueline

When I get a leg cramp in my caves. It is extremely painful but the only thing I found that works is stretching it out gentle and then I would try and have a warm bath with ebson salts it relaxes the muscles. Hope this helps.

Stephanie - posted on 08/23/2009

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I had them too.Really bad.A friend of mine who is a nurse told me to never point my toes when stretching and to flex them back towards your calf.Sounds weird but it worked for me.

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