Midwife Nikki replies: This is common in the middle months and often gets worse as your pregnancy progresses, due to the extra weight you're carrying. The cramps tend to occur more at night and may be aggravated by the pressure your growing uterus
What causes cramps?Abdominal pains in the first trimester are extremely common and often the result of your ligaments stretching to accommodate your growing uterus. But there are plenty of other reasons why you could be experiencing a tummy niggle
medical advice straight away.'AchesLeg Cramps: These are common during pregnancy, especially during the second or third trimester, and are caused by carrying extra weight. They often occur at night. Some experts believe that too little calcium or too much
. Dont worry about them - they are just dreams! :: Get relief from night-time leg cramps.Nows a good time to: Chat to other pregnant women and mums on the babyexpert.com chatboards. Start thinking about your birth plan Consider How close to the birth
about them - they are just dreams!Get relief from night-time leg cramps.Now’s a good time to:Chat to other pregnant women and mums on the babyexpert.com chatboards.Start thinking about your birth plan Consider How close to the birth do you plan to stop
You'd be lucky to sail through pregnancy without a niggle. So how to feel better when so many medicines are harmful? We show you some clever fast-fixes to perk you up in no time. THE SYMPTOM: SicknessYour action plan:Eat toast in bed in the morning to raise your blood sugar level...
Vaginal discharge The causes of vaginal discharge in pregnancy are the same as in non-pregnant women: hormones, infection, non-infective irritation and cervical ectropion (previously known as cervical erosion). When discussing vaginal discharge with your midwife, there are certai...
's about 34cm long.You Extra weight is putting pressure on your already tired legs - you may wake up in the middle of the night with cramp and you could develop broken or varicose veins. Put your feet up and rest when you can. Avoid cramp by not crossing
each day to help your baby grow strong bones.’ Sam Montel, nutritionist at the Food Standards Agency (eatwell.gov.uk.)GO BANANAS ‘Cure leg cramps with a banana! I suffered from excruciatingly painful cramping at night and had to wake up my husband
, as well as prepare to feed. She's about 30.5cm long.You You may suffer leg cramps, thought to be caused by low calcium and magnesium levels. Eat and drink calcium-rich foods. Squat when you're lifting something. Get down on all fours every day to take