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.

Copyright © 2013-2018 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Mental Health Does Not Come With A Manual, It Comes With Friends & Family Support That Never Gives Up!
Join now

Related Content

Magnetic Stimulation Device Approved to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The Brainsway Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation System has been approved by...

Read more
Is a Haywire Body Clock Tied to Mood Disorders?
Is a Haywire Body Clock Tied to Mood Disorders?

There may be a genetic link between mood disorders and the body's internal clock...

Read more
More Opioid Users Getting Treatment Since Medicaid Expansion
More Opioid Users Getting Treatment Since Medicaid Expansion

The expansion of Medicaid that came along with the Affordable Care Act has made ...

Read more
FDA Approves Brain Stimulation Device for OCD
FDA Approves Brain Stimulation Device for OCD

A brain stimulation device to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has rece...

Read more
A Little 'Horseplay' Eases Veterans' Mind, Body & Soul
A Little 'Horseplay' Eases Veterans' Mind, Body & Soul

U.S. Navy veteran Lisa Conway was having trouble coping with mobility issues rel...

Read more
Research Links Long-Banned Insecticide DDT to Autism
Research Links Long-Banned Insecticide DDT to Autism

High levels of exposure to the insecticide DDT in women seems to more than doubl...

Read more