Charley Horses Hurt

Michele Zipp
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charley horse pregnancyWhen I was younger I remember getting a lot of charley horses and I'd yell in pain from the tension in my calf. I hadn't had them in a long time. But about two weeks ago, I stretched my legs out before getting out of bed and it struck! Leg cramp city. Owwie!!

Turns out, this happens a lot to pregnant women.

Are you there, God? It's me, Michele. Um, can we make some sort of deal here? Pregnant women should glow and feel all happy and great all the time. I mean, we are bringing more life into this world in hopes to make it a better place.

Lil Sugar has a lil tip on how to ease the pain of a charley horse.

When the paralyzing charley horse strikes, point your toes up toward the knee, stretching your calf. If it hurts too much for that, try massaging your calf in a circular motion. Or better yet, ask your partner to do it for you.

It's also recommended to stay hydrated during your pregnancy -- dehydration can also be a culprit in those pesky charley horses.

Have you had more charley horses during your pregnancy? What have you done to prevent them or work them out?

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