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What to do about leg cramps during pregnancy

Leg cramps may be caused by a combination of two issues. First, some experts believe that mineral deficiencies in your diet can lead to leg cramps. The minerals in question are calcium, magnesium and sodium. Secondly, decreased circulation to your legs can cause cramping. Some Women Have Tried… Be sure to eat calcium rich foods. …

What to do about heartburn during pregnancy

Your growing uterus putting pressure on your digestive system, along with your sluggish digestive system, may cause you to feel uncomfortable after you eat. Although it is considered normal in pregnancy, some changes in your eating habits may help to relieve some of the discomfort.  Some Women Have Tried… Eat smaller meals. This will decrease …

What is lightening in pregnancy?

Towards the end of your pregnancy, your baby will move down into the pelvis to prepare for labor. This is called “engagement”, “dropping” or “lightening.” Having the baby engaged in the pelvis is not an indicator that you are going into labor. For some women, the baby does not engage in the pelvis until labor …

What to do about fatigue during pregnancy

Your metabolism has increased significantly as your body builds your baby, so your body’s energy demands have greatly increased. The changing hormone levels are also very demanding on your body. These work together to cause you to be very tired in early pregnancy. In the tired trimester, you may find that the extra effort it …

What to do about swelling during pregnancy

Swelling is a normal part of pregnancy. Your circulatory system is relaxed and sluggish, which can contribute to fluid retention. Swelling is also a healthy way your body helps support the extra blood volume in the week or two before you give birth. Some Women Have Tried… Drink plenty of water. Dehydration will not reduce …