Thursday, September 2, 2010

Leg Cramps

Until yesterday, the greatest annoyance I had with sleep during pregnancy was waking up to go to the bathroom. Then I woke up with painful leg cramps both yesterday and this morning...

I read something awhile back about leg cramps during pregnancy but I hadn't experienced any until this week. I looked it up again and read that leg cramps can be the result of tired muscles or a growing uterus that puts pressure on nerve endings in your legs.

The article suggested stretching your calf muscles before going to bed, which I will try to start doing. Especially since the other recommendation was to avoid crossing your legs and let's be honest, sitting with my legs crossed is a deeply ingrained habit, even if it is bad for my circulation.

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