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restless legs

(5 Posts)
emmaoscarsmum Wed 17-Oct-12 02:10:14

Pkease can someone help. I am 13 weeks with my 2nd and am suffering with restless legs at night.
I am barely getting any sleep so any suggestions would be welcome x

whatsfordinnertonight Wed 17-Oct-12 07:01:27

I had this a lot when I was pregnant with my second child, but not at all when pregnant with my third, third time round I carried on going to the gym for a light work out right until 38 weeks, I think it really helped my circulation which I think is related to the restless legs.

bumhead Wed 17-Oct-12 20:43:40

Restless legs can be due to a drop in magnesium. I'm not pregnant but get RL so take a Magnesium supplement before bed and it stops.
You would need to check whether this is safe in pregnancy though

TessCorpseDissect Wed 17-Oct-12 20:48:15

Try putting a pillow under your ankles, it sometimes helps with the circulation.

I only seem to suffer from restless legs when I am overtired - even staying up half an hour later than my usual bedtime can bring it on so please bear that in mind if you do manage to get back into a regular sleep pattern.

bumhead Wed 17-Oct-12 20:51:10

Actually thinking about it bananas are full of magnesium and so is dark chocolate so eat some before bed.
Hope this helps!
You have my sympathies. My RL started when I was pregnant with DS and 13 years on I still get it

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