by sarahkm (86 Posts), Mon May 27, 2013 08:21 pm
I'm currently at 28 weeks and started getting cramps in my calves about 2 weeks ago. They haven't been too bad in the last few days though. I didn't have any (or just don't remember) 7 years ago so it was new to me. Then I opened a pregnancy book to the 2nd and 3rd trimester and found out that they are common! There doesn't seem to be a consensus on how to help decrease them, but stretching before going to bed and throughout the day is also recommended which has seemed to help me. I'm also having really bad heartburn and have to take Pepcid twice daily now and drink milk before going to bed and in the middle of the night if needed. I cannot get myself to take Tums.
Mother to Nathanael James born still 12/31/2006 at 38 weeks. Class I HELLP sydrome, placental abruption, acute kidney failure.
Expecting again-due date August 16, 2013 (Folic Acid, LDA, Prenatal vitamins, BP meds, Vitamin D, Slow release Iron)
Elias Nathanael born healthy 07/28/2013 at 37 weeks 2 days, 5#11oz. No signs of HELLP or preeclampsia! Tear noticed in placenta after delivery.