Health Tip: Ease Pregnancy-Related Leg Cramps
-- Leg cramps are a common symptom of pregnancy, often occurring at night.
Cramps typically occur only for a short time, but they can be very uncomfortable, the Nemours Foundation says.
The Foundation suggests how to ease the pain and reduce the frequency of cramps during pregnancy:
- Do calf stretches before bed. Make sure not to point your toes while stretching.
- Straighten your leg and flex your foot when you get a cramp. A gentle massage of the calf may relax the muscle.
- Make sure you drink enough fluids.
- If cleared by your doctor, get regular exercise.
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Posted: April 2018
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