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Having alot of leg pains and stomach cramps, has anybody else had this problem??

Danielle - posted on 04/09/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




I have been having HORRIBLE leg pains. The pain is in the back of my legs and goes from my butt down to my calfs. The pain is so bad sometimes that I can hardly stand. I actually had to make the cup cakes for my daughter's birthday party sitting in a chair. When I take a shower the backs of my legs will look like they are bruised. I have tried drinking more water, juice and can only drink so much in a day. I have cut soda out of my diet completly! I don't think that it would be my potassium because I am always eating mashed potatos and bananas. I have even been eating atleast 2 servings of Cocoa Wheats a day. My doctor told me that this can be common in pregnancy and to drink more water...if I drink any more I will drown! Ontop of that I have been having stomach pains. Not contraction, not hunger and certainly not dehydration. It is on my left side for the most part, but ever so often it will shift to the right. It is very crampy and sharp. It is becoming more and more uncomfortable with time. Laying down doesn't help either. We are due in just 3 months and I would really hate for something to be wrong. Again I have talked to the doc. and she said that everything looked ok. So, I'm just wondering if anybody has had similar symptoms???


Kerri - posted on 04/10/2009




Hi i had similar leg and stomach pain with my second baby from sometime in my second trimester to the day he was born. The stomach pain i had was simply round ligament pain from my belly muscles growing. The leg pain was really bad especially at night and spread from the sides of my legs just under my butt (where the bones are on the sides) to my ankles. I know it really sucks and makes sleeping almost impossible but i was just told its one of the joys of being pregnant. I also tried having a little more salt and potassium to help with cramping and drank heaps of water but still found no relief. Sorry i couldn't offer a way to ease your pain but just wanted to let you know that most of the time this pain is normal and not to worry .

Katherine - posted on 04/10/2009




the stomach pain sounds like what i had with my first child and it turned out to be gaulstones. i would ask you doctor to do an ultrasound of your gaulbladder.

Shana - posted on 04/09/2009




Leg cramps are a "normal" side effect of pregnancy.  I have been getting them from my knee down to my toes.  It gets bad at night when I am sleeping.  Most of the time, standing on the cold floor and stretching my legs helps.  Massaging it also works.  Try a hot or cold pack to see which one works for you.

Amie - posted on 04/09/2009




I don't know what the leg pain would be but the stomach pain sounds like your ligaments on either side of your uterus are stretching. It is painful and mine would actually get worse when I slept. It'd take me forever to get up in the morning. I'd actually have to hold onto my stomach and try to get up that way or wait out the pain.. which usually took a good 5 minutes if not longer.


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User - posted on 09/22/2014




If you are experiencing cramps without a period and preparing to be pregnant, there is a high probability that you may have conceived. Cramping during early pregnancy is actually a fairly common symptom and is normally accompanied by slight spotting. This cramping and spotting is implantation bleeding. This normally occurs 6-12 days after fertilization. Pregnancy cramping is milder than menstrual cramping and the spotting is very light compared to a 'traditional period.' Cramping does not only occur during early pregnancy but also can afflict a woman during most of her pregnancy. This is called round ligament pain and is caused by the uterus expanding to accommodate your growing baby. These cramps are normally described as a dull ache, which can also be a sharp pain when you moving. These cramps will coincide with other symptoms of early pregnancy. These include tender breasts, frequent urination, fatigue, mood swings, and an increased appetite. Anyway, if you're TTC you should consider to read The Getting Pregnant Plan from It has all of information about how to pinpoint your ovulation accurately, how to conceive fast, how to boost your fertility and increase your chances of conceiving, and so much more. Hope it helps.

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