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Health Tip: Ease Leg Cramps During Pregnancy

Stretch the muscles gently

(HealthDay News) -- Leg cramps are common during pregnancy, particularly at night while you're trying to sleep.

The Womenshealth.gov website suggests how to help soothe leg cramps during pregnancy:

  • Practice gentle stretches on the cramping muscles.
  • Engage in light, mild exercise.
  • Flex your foot in the forward position.
  • Eat plenty of foods rich in calcium.
  • Ask your doctor about taking calcium supplements.


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