LEG CRAMPS!! - OUCH!!

Can anyone give me an advice on leg cramps during pregnancy please?

im only 21 weeks and they are driving me mad already, they are so painful frown emoticon

Does anyone have any tips with easing them please?

im up all hours with them.

this is my second baby, i didnt suffer with them until i was 30+ weeks with my first baby.

ive had them this time since i was 15 weeks, and they have slowley goten worse, now they are soo painful i could cry, and im only just over half way!! :( xx

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  • Hi im only 14 weeks preg and i get them to but the only thing i can do is just rest for a while hope they go away not as often has you get them though and probs not as painfull yet wish i could give advice but yeah all i do is just get on bed and rest them while i watch tv

  • hugs to you, they are awful!

    ive been advised to drink a glass of indian tonic water (tescso have it for 45p)

    i got the one with lemon, i had a glass of that last night and a banana and my leg cramps were alot better, i got them but not till 6am, whereas usually they are constant all night, try it hun xx

  • Eating bananas is helpful! Potassium in them does something good! I used to have 1 for supper as legs were worse at night!

  • ive been advised to drink a glass of indian tonic water (tescso have it for 45p)

    i got the one with lemon, i had a glass of that last night and a banana too and my leg cramps were alot better, i got them but not till 6am, whereas usually they are constant all night xx

  • Hi Becks. Sorry to hear about the leg cramps. We have some information on our website about how to ease cramping: nct.org.uk/pregnancy/cramp-...

  • thanks very much x

  • I suffered with my third from early on, tonic water helped a bit and sleeping with a pillow between my legs. I read not to let your ankles touch or cross over at night as it puts extra strain on the legs. Hope this helps x

  • thanks hun, i bought one of those body pillows, so its like having a third person in the bed with us lol :)

    my OH hates it haha

    but yeah i have it tucked right between my legs, ankles and feet and it was still bothering me :/

    i tried tonic water and a banana, they kept the cramps off until 6am, so i got up an hour later, they are hurting me now, so gonna have another glass of tonic water xx

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