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I have been getting lots of cramps on the upper thigh’s and legs is this normal during the 2nd/3rd Trimester? What can I do to help stop them?


Posted by kjgarner, 14th October 2015


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  • Oh yes I can relate and remember those days . Sometimes the cramps came on suddenly in the middle of the night and I was yell out in pain and then hub would urgently massage my leg and then it would subside. What I was told by the doctor is being pregnant does not mean sit still often . Nope, it is the complete opposite . In fact as you progress down the line, you must walk more to even the circulation of the body . It is an old wives tale if someone says you must sit more and do less. I did a lot of housework and kept moving throughout the pregnancy and this will lead to a better health outcome for yourself and baby . If cramps get worse , go back to the doctor to get a checkup .


  • Massages help with cramping. Get hubby to give you a lovely rub down. :) It may be a lack of salt too. Could also be lack of blood flow due to lack of movement or due to where bub is laying


  • i used to have really sore hips from my hard mattress and luckily we bought a new soft one that really made the difference


  • Have started on Iron tablets not long ago so I’ll see how that goes


  • I had the same issue and was given iron and bio magnesium by my doc (NOT magnesium). Have a chat with your GP :)


  • Oooo I like orange juice, am going to stock up on that!


  • A friend of mine also took magnesium after talking to a Qualified Pharmacist who stocks natural products as well as others.


  • check with your midwife or doc first, but possibly try some magnesium, i had some bad cramps and this helped. orange juice i think is another good one to try.


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