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Did you get bad leg cramps when you were pregnant?

When I was pregnant with my son (now 2) I would get leg cramps so bad I would wake up with a scream in pain. (my poor husband!) Now I'm 22 weeks pregnant and last night was the first one I have had with this baby. I'm just praying I don't get them all the time like I did with my son.


Asked by Brandi300 at 11:19 PM on Mar. 26, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Yes!!! I got them just about every night. My dr always told me to eat more bananas but it didn't help me any lol. good luck hun :)

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 11:22 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • no , sore feet

    Answer by letstalk747 at 11:22 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • Yes I had to drink more water. I had to get up to pee more in the middle of the night but that was my trade off. I'd rather pee alot then have leg cramps!

    Answer by mslksdh at 11:23 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • i get pains in my knees

    Answer by mamawilbur at 11:28 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • Yes. I used to get them a ton as a kid, last pregnancy I got a few, this time it's been A LOT. Bananas helped when I was younger, unfortunately this baby isn't a fan, but there are other ways to get potassium which helps (Coconut water for example).

    Answer by LoveBuggsMommie at 11:23 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • yes, like charley horses all the time

    Answer by tirelessefforts at 11:23 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • with all 4 pregnancies if i stretched my legs out in when i was waking up. i would get charlie horses in my calfs really bad and it really sucked

    Answer by army_wife2010 at 11:24 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • no i never got them but i heard a nurse talking to a lady and she said if she drank vitamin water before bed she would get them very rarely i dont know if its true or not though

    Answer by AidensMommy-09 at 11:26 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • my midwife suggested I eat more foods w/ magnesium and drink more water. Also when you stretch your leg try really hard to remember to never to point toes, instead put toes pointed up towards you. Hugs I have had the same issue, those things helped.

    Answer by Lynette at 11:28 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • Eat bananas. The potassium in them helps keep the cramps away. I had this problem with my first. A friend gave me ths advice and it worked.

    Answer by katcb1019 at 11:30 PM on Mar. 26, 2011