I've had leg cramps since the second trimester. My midwife said to eat a banana or drink orange juice before bed, which I only did one night. My heartburn is bad at night and that was just making it worse and I figured the leg cramps were the lesser of the two evils. The lady at the childbirth class said it was due to more calcium, which I can see because I was taking Tums like nobody's business there for awhile and they have calcium. Either way, usually it happens to me early in the morning, like around 6 am, and I can feel it starting to happen and I've gotten to where I know how to move my foot and ankle around to keep it from getting too bad. I kind of move my foot in a circle from the ankle. Also I was finding that when I would stretch in the morning while in bed, that seemed to make it worse.
at 11:26 PM on Jun. 30, 2009