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  1. #1
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    Mar 2015

    Default Introduction / Cramping Problems

    Hi Everyone,

    My name is Allirah Fisher, I am 20 years old and a first time Mummy. Currently 31 weeks and due on the 21st of May.

    One of the biggest things I am struggling with during my pregnancy at the moment is cramps in my calves. I used to get them about once a week, a couple of times a night - although this week I've had them every single night for four nights. On Tuesday night they were so bad that I woke up screaming and couldn't stretch them out.. both my legs were cramping for over a few minutes each time. I just sat their screaming and crying. It kept happening over 10 times that night.

    Since that night I have not been able to walk properly. When I walk I have to keep my feet flat otherwise I get a striking pain in my carve.

    Spoke to my midwife - she said to get some magnesium supplements.

    Would love to hear everyone elses thoughts/experiences...

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    Sep 2014
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    I havnt had cramps this pregnancy but i know how awful they are!

    Magnesium helps..and when i was in training they used to recommend increasing your salt intake (everyone used to get crazy cramps from doing a tonne of exercise!)

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    Oct 2008
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    Oh ouch, I remember these. Though nothing as bad as what you've had, that sounds terrible! I found the best thing was to jump out of bed and stand up as soon as I could feel one coming on, and keep leaning forward and stretching out the muscle for a few minutes until it had definitely relaxed.


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