Most of us have had these - pregnant or not. Often referred to as a “charlie horse”, legs cramps during pregnancy occurs predominately at night.

CAUSES

  1. Additional weight gain of pregnancy
  2. Changes in circulation.
  3. The uterus may also press on the nerves and blood vessels that go to the legs.
  4. 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.

WHAT TO DO

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