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"This tip has been very useful. I like bananas, so let`s eat some!" -- MECAMA - 11/26/2013 5:13:40 AM
"This is good information! I'm thinking I will try all of these. But some nights it seems like my legs are just restless not so much cramping, any ideas for this?" -- BUGABOO030303 - 7/14/2013 5:02:04 PM
"Kiwis have more potassium then bananas and they are delicious and also work as antioxidants. I know this bc I dont like bananas" -- MARIA_687 - 7/15/2012 1:01:17 PM
"I had problems with leg cramps during pregnancy. Here I found some very useful tips.

Maybe not an expert explained but it seems to me that is a very experienced writer. However, it helped me a lot.

Alisha" -- MAGGIE76K - 2/20/2011 3:22:01 PM
"Follow up to last comment- Bananas don't even make the top 10 list for potassium check out this web site for more info.
" -- 1969CSG - 2/10/2011 1:01:50 PM
"Most people find it very interesting to know that oranges contain quite a bit higher potassium than bananas. As a young athlete I was always told that I had to eat bananas to help with cramps, but they have never set well on my stomach even before I was pregnant. Oranges seem to do much better and have much higher vitamin C to get us through the cold season:) Banana always appear first on the list but Oranges have more potassium:)
" -- 1969CSG - 2/10/2011 12:58:38 PM
"I've been really lucky so far - sometimes in the middle of the night I'll stretch (with my toes, stupid me) and I'll get a cramp that hurts so much that I jump out of bed. The LUCKY part is that I'm able to walk it out after a few minutes, then I get back into bed and stretch with my heels until all the pain is gone and I can fall asleep again.

I don't drink soda, I take my daily multi-vitamin, drink at least 3 glasses of milk/day, usually have a banana a day and drink as much water as I can... so I don't know why I still get them, and can only be glad that they're not bad..." -- PEARLKITTY - 12/2/2010 10:05:34 AM
"OMG! They are sooooo bad. I've only gotten ONE before pregnancy and it left me lipming for 3 days!!! I actually almost threw up from the pain...I'm 20 weeks, and sure enough, just as I'd been dreading...I'm getting them pretty often.

I was in good shape physically pre-preg and I still am...i work out at least 3x a week, I have always drank tons of water...and I eat plenty of fruit...I'm gonna try the Gatorade thing!!!

The foot flex mentioned here is the only thing that helps it subside...the quicker you catch it, the quicker it goes away...
Sometimes it literally feels like my muslce is dislocated!!!
And now I dread going to there is a monster under my bed! LOL!!!!" -- BERRIES674 - 8/17/2010 6:17:31 AM
"This is my third baby and the first time I have had severe leg cramps. It only happened a few times, but I have NEVER experienced that level of pain in my life. I pity anyone who has to deal with them repeatedly. Nutritionally, I had everything in check. I couldn't walk on my leg correctly for FIVE days. I told my PT and he told me (if I remember correcty) I could have been sleeping a certain way cutting off blood supply from somewhere to someplace. (sorry, pregnancy brain) HOWEVER, after I adjusted how I slept, I (knock on wood) haven't had any since! Hallelujah!!!" -- ZEMPRESS1 - 8/10/2010 11:51:45 PM
"This is the only disconfort that i can leave with out but the pain is so much that its acctually helping me cope with pain that i will be facing during child birth. I personally have a high tolerance to pain but my leg cramps are too much. I have tried everything (eating more potasium & not stading for too long) but nothing helps, now i'm just used to the leg cramps." -- MIGISA - 7/7/2010 11:31:45 AM
"I am thankful that I haven't had any leg cramps yet but my last pregnancy I was waking up every-other night in pain and immobilized. I have never had them before, so after reading up some this time I just follow the articles I have read. it seems to be helping - so far." -- RRNEIGH - 7/3/2010 11:08:40 AM
"Consume fruits and vegetables that are high in potassium, such as bananas, tomatoes, potatoes, oranges, and peaches and be sure you are drinking plenty of water." -- TONKA_14 - 6/29/2010 11:04:11 AM
"My calves cramp so bad that it is almost impossible to uncramp them. And, the strange thing is that they cramp when a try and flex my foot, in fact, that is what makes them cramp (before my pregnancy they would only cramp when I pointed my toes). They cramp so bad at night that I have a hard time walking the next day. I do yoga and stretch, what else can I do!!! I am 24 weeks." -- GUNDABLE - 6/24/2010 9:16:40 PM
"They have been bad all pregnancy, but the last couple weeks have gotten about unbearable. The last two mornings I have woken up and had to have my hubby help me stretch and am somewhat hobbled all day. I have upped my potassium foods, upped my calcium, lowered my soda....uggghhhh" -- SIGNINGCHARITY - 5/31/2010 9:10:20 AM
"if your foot is fighting you trying to move it backwards, have your hubby or mom or whoever is closest to you, force it back. it hurts to move it but after about 1 min the cramp goes away." -- DOUBLEANGEL935 - 9/28/2009 8:35:47 PM
"When you feel a cramp coming along just gently raise your toes towards your knees and this will stop the cramp. You don't have to get out of bed or anything. I have been doing this and it really works! Just try it! I didn't know that being low in calcium or potassium could bring on leg cramps...." -- MOMMYCASTILLO - 8/8/2009 11:25:03 AM
"Drink a gatorade a day!

I had leg cramps so bad that one charlie horse would have my leg sore for 4 days. My OB told me to drink a gatorade, and sure enough, if I feel one coming on, I flex my toes up to my knees, and it passes. I haven't had a charlie horse since!" -- MESHLEMAN83 - 6/3/2009 3:26:43 PM
"I started taking extra magnesium apart from my calcium supplement. That and stretching my legs by dropping my heels on the edge of a stair step has helped to keep the frequency and strength of the leg cramps down." -- DRAGONMOON - 5/26/2009 1:41:27 AM
"My leg cramps were so bad last night that standing up was difficult and I almost lost my balance so be careful. This morning my legs are so sore. I eat plenty of bananas and drink lots of milk so I am not really sure why I am getting cramps so bad." -- KARENHERRELL - 3/28/2009 7:25:59 AM
"Just stand up on your leg. It will go away immediately." -- KSUMMERS - 3/9/2009 8:32:15 AM
"What about cramps in my foot? Is that the same?" -- BREEWEST - 2/19/2009 1:31:17 PM
"There is a very easy way to no get leg cramps. When you stretch, stretch with your heel and not your toes. I know it sounds silly but it works. Try it." -- TWINKLES21 - 2/10/2009 2:45:43 PM
"If you have a patient husband, he may be willing to massage out the cramp and give you some immediate relief. You'll still be sore the next day, but when the cramp hits, you don't care as long as it just goes away! Mine's gotten very good at just working the knot in his hand until it dissolves, and it takes him less than a minute. Help him out by doing your best to force your leg straight and your toes pointed UP (not long!) while he's doing it." -- GOTHELITTLE - 1/31/2009 7:43:20 AM
"That's fantastic advice! I had awful leg cramps almost every night when I was pregnant with my son and I just thought it was because I may have been dehydrated!" -- EEAST1231 - 12/1/2008 7:54:06 PM
"every night I used to have very bad leg cramps. so what I did put two pillows under my feel and leg cramps never came back." -- FAHK08 - 10/15/2008 9:55:51 AM
"Thank you! I've had some killer leg cramps lately and didn't know how to help alleviate them. I'll try your advice!" -- JUSTPEACHY08 - 6/26/2008 12:25:57 AM
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