• In the Spotlight:
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Do/did you have bad leg cramps? When?

hey ladies. in my first pregnancy i had HORRIBLE leg cramps, mostly in the middle of the night. i'm really hoping i don't have that this time around (2nd pregnancy), and trying to remember WHEN I experienced it before. i think it was later in pregnancy, right now i'm right in the middle. :)

Answer Question
 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:52 PM on Feb. 8, 2010 in Pregnancy

Answers (6)
  • I did mostly at night.

    my dr suggested having one banana a day - to keep the potassium levels up.
    hypermamaz

    Answer by hypermamaz at 12:55 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • I have 4 kids one miscarriage.. with the 3rd & 5th pregnancy's I got bad leg cramps.. I had to rub my calf & or clinch my toes in to get rid of them..
    maiahlynn

    Answer by maiahlynn at 12:58 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • yes, I had awful leg cramps and got restless leg syndrome while pregnant.

    and yep, my doc said bananas too. for the first few days, I ate 2 though then went to 1 per day.
    DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 1:01 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • middle on is when I got then. I'd wake up yelling, lol
    lasombrs

    Answer by lasombrs at 5:13 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Yes .. they were awful. Try drinking more water ... I've been told by some folks that cramping like this is a sign of dehydration.
    Maybe some light exercise, like yoga or something.

    I've got pregancy yoga video if you are interested.
    MaryJacobs

    Answer by MaryJacobs at 5:55 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • I'm having a bad leg cramp right now! Drinking more water helps. I usually get them at night and when I wake up and stretch my legs in the morning.
    momov4kids

    Answer by momov4kids at 11:27 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.