So I had a really bad leg cramp Wednesday early morning - Saturday evening. It was really bad Wednesday and Thursday and slowly started getting better Friday. Luckily my 27 week Baby Center e-mail was about leg cramps: http://www.babycenter.com/0_leg-cramps-during-pregnancy_250.bc
It says I probably need more magnesium in my diet. I checked my prenatal vitamin, and it doesn't even have magnesium in it! Sheesh. I guess I'm tired of having to take so many pills especially since I was so sick a couple weeks ago.
Anyone know what foods have magnesium in it? Friends also suggested potassium. I was finally able to buy bananas on Friday so maybe that helped. I also tried to increase my water intake more which of course causes me to go to the bathroom even more! I did stretches all day especially before bed, took warm baths. This leg cramp (in my right calf) took forever to go away. It just made me so nervous about getting a blood clot, but my leg never looked swollen or had any red patches.
I'm grateful to be pregnant, but I'm just not very good at taking care of myself especially with a 2 year old. How do you take care of yourself?