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???????? Momma to be92 1 child; Gainesville, Georgia 15 posts
Oct 25th '12

I'm about 38 weeks prego is it normal to have really intense Charlie horses? I mean i wake up in the middle of the night with them and they're so bad my leg will be sore the next day.

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Oct 25th '12

Yes. I used to get them quite often when I was pregnant. I would recommend a calcium-magnesium supplement.

Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3314 posts
Oct 25th '12

Most likely dehydration... drink water. Lots and lots of water.

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7903 posts
Oct 25th '12

It's normal to have them throughout pregnancy. Increase your water and eat more bananas. Also, there are stretches you can do that can stop a charlie horse.

Christina/Chrissy Due March 31; 17 kids; Pennsylvania 8726 posts
Oct 25th '12
Quoting Momma to be92:" I'm about 38 weeks prego is it normal to have really intense Charlie horses? I mean i wake up in the middle of the night with them and they're so bad my leg will be sore the next day."

yes, drink even MORE water and eat more bananas

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
Oct 25th '12

It's normal. I always get them while I'm turning in bed. When I feel one coming on I lay on my back and bend my leg at a 90 degree angle and dig my heal into the mattress and it goes away right away. Try it. It might help you.

NerfHerder 2 kids; Denver, CO, United States 6255 posts
Oct 30th '12
Quoting Momma to be92:" I'm about 38 weeks prego is it normal to have really intense Charlie horses? I mean i wake up in the middle of the night with them and they're so bad my leg will be sore the next day."


I get them ALL THE TIME. Drink a cup of water right before bed. I never get them when I do.