The pressure of the baby on blood vessels and nerves that lead to your legs may also be a factor in leg cramps.
Be sure to tell your healthcare professional if you are having frequent leg cramps. Your doctor may want to increase your calcium intake with a supplemental calcium tablet. Wearing support stockings, resting with your legs elevated and exercising moderately may also help decrease your leg cramps.
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