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21 weeks pregnant and leg cramps at night

Alicia - posted on 07/18/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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ill be 21 weeks pregnant and the past month i have been having leg cramps..i had them with my first pregnancy but only in the end and i ended up having all my labor in my legs..my second pregnancy i didn't have any..now this one i am having them early..not sure what i can do for them has anyone else had this problem...

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Alicia - posted on 07/21/2010

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thank u guys for the help but i have been eating lots of bananas and its ain't helping not sure what else to do...

Ashley - posted on 07/19/2010

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Drink plenty of water and make sure you are getting enough potassium (found in bananas and raisins). I had leg cramps with all three pregnancies and this really worked for me. Also you could try sleeping with a pillow between your legs. Good luck!

Kate - posted on 07/19/2010

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Believe it or not; bananas might help. Leg cramps can be a sign of low potassium. Bananas have a lot of it. Anytime l start getting leg cramps, l eat bananas whether l'm preg or not.

User - posted on 07/19/2010

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make sure you stay hydrated- being dehydrated will make them worse. Try some stretches before you go to bed, and when you get up.

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