This is a discussion on Leg Cramps within the Second Trimester forum, part of the Pregnancy Forum category; Originally Posted by jas2909 Haha.. definately not the cramp feel.. For me.. I find it more like muscle twitching.. like ...
feels like stretching ~ then evening time usually my tummy looks BIG..
had my 2nd leg cramp this morning ... sigh...
how do you guys deal with it without waking the poor hubby up for massage ?
and i think likely softdrink is the cause cos yesterday lunch had a cup of soft drink (no other choice available) and ended up with leg cramps at night
so from now on...no more softdrink.
Try drinking a cup of milk before sleep..
For me.. When I stretch .. I try to extend slowly.. of coz when stretching the faster the action the more shiok it feel .. haha! but for now it's better to do it slowly.. haha.. while stretching if I feel that my leg is going to cramp if i continue to straighten out.. i faster retract.. sometimes will "prevent" the cramp from happening.. not sure if this work for others.. I came out with this idea after 2 to 3 rounds of cramp and find that it work for me..
checked with gyane...apparently the leg cramp is due to insufficient calcium. told her i took the calcium and milk but seem like it is still insufficient because prior to pregnancy i dont take much milk / calcium so now what i took is just to maintain the bare min and that is not enuff. was suggested to take more milk and also increase the calcium pill
I find that sleeping on my side with a pillow between my legs is helping with the cramps. If you do get cramps however, do some calf stretches (put heel on floor and rest of foot on wall to stretch) which will usually get rid of them.
So far it seems lik leg cramps only happen at nite. Anyone had it during the day or while awake?
I need to drive evryday, although it is normally just a 15 mins drive evry time. I m wondering if I will get leg cramps during driving n is it safe?
Anyone has any experience?
Quick & fast remedy when you wake up with leg cramps: Flex your foot by pointing your toes backwards towards your chin for a few seconds. This helps to stretch the tight calf muscles. Works very well for me throughout my 4 pregnancies! You should try it too!
in 36weeks now d... so far only leg cramp for twice at night since start pregnant....