Strangely, it happened to me in the middle of the night. Just 2 days ago, while I was sleeping halfway through, I did the usual stretching and rolling over to my side for a change of sleeping position. Lo and behold, a sharp crampy pain crept from my toes right up to my calves! With this growing belly, I wasn't able to stretch forward to my toes as fast as before. Hence, all I could do was to shout for Mr J who was sleeping soundly right beside me! He jolted awake and sprang into action, bent my front feet and toes towards me. That’s all! Wala~ In a split second, the cramps went away. My hero J, in the wee hours of the night!
Some medical experts suggest that while it may be due to deficiency in calcium or magnesium in the diet, it could also be the weight that is now pressing on the nerves connected to the legs. Consulting my gynae, he’d mentioned that it's common among preggies.
To help with this, one may look to increase your calcium intake and to rest more often. You can do so by taking calcium supplements or prenatal vitamins on a daily basis. Feel free to ask your doctors and they will advise and prescribe food and supplements just for you and your baby! So the next time you experience this cramps, you know that you’re not alone and you know exactly what to do ;)
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