Most of us have had these - pregnant or not. Often referred to as a “charlie horse”, legs cramps during pregnancy occurs predominately at night.
- Additional weight gain of pregnancy
- Changes in circulation.
- The uterus may also press on the nerves and blood vessels that go to the legs.
- They may also be caused by dehydration or electrolyte imbalances common during pregnancy.
CAUTION - Both of these factors may contribute to early labor so severe leg cramps, while common and often harmless, should be referred to their doctor.
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