How can I prevent leg cramps?
Pregnant women often get foot or leg cramps - especially at night, or when they stretch or point their toes down. Leg cramps may be caused by not enough calcium in the diet.
What to do to prevent it:
Eat plenty of foods that contain calcium, such as milk, cheese, sesame seeds, and green leafy vegetables.
If your foot or leg cramps:
- Push down on your heel and point your toe upward.
- Then gently stroke your leg to help it relax.
- DO NOT point your toe down. It can make the cramps worse.