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

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
25th Oct '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 3304 posts
25th Oct '12

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

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7869 posts
25th Oct '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
25th Oct '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
25th Oct '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.

BeccaSauraus 1 child; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1869 posts
status 30th Oct '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.