Pregnancy Concerns: Cramps

Pregnancy Concerns: Cramps

A typical symptom of pregnancy, leg cramps may be caused due to the increasing weight on the legs. As the uterus grows larger and your abdomen expands, you may experience leg cramps more frequently.

The pressure of the weight of the baby is experienced and this typical symptom of pregnancy, leg cramps, may be caused due to the increasing weight on the legs. As the uterus grows larger and your abdomen expands, you may experience leg cramps more frequently.arily by the legs of your body. The nerves and the blood vessels in the lower limbs may experience increasing pressure too.

It is also believed that excess of phosphorus during pregnancy may be one of the causes of cramps in the legs. Phosphorus hinders the body’s ability to absorb calcium which is required for the expansion and contraction of the muscles. A deficiency of calcium may also cause leg cramps.

It is recommended that during pregnancy, a woman should increase her calcium intake. A doctor will be able to guide you regarding the right amount of calcium that you should be consuming daily, according to your age, height and weight.

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