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I have experienced severe leg cramps

Hi Alex,
I am 23 weeks pregnant and over the last two nights I have experienced severe leg cramps (1 leg on Wednesday night and the other leg Thursday night). Is there something I can take extra to prevent this from happending I am taking Elevit pregnancy vitamins so should I try drinking some soda water or is there anything else you can recommend?
Thank you kindly
Natalie

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Cramps are very common in pregnancy. You could try raising your legs in the evening to try to relieve some pressure. Regular exercise such as walking will also help. Best wishes, Alex.
Answered: 15 Nov 2007