Friday, June 17, 2011

6 and a half months pregnant

Spoiler alert... this post is all about pregnancy! So if you're not interested or simply don't want to know too many details... stop reading!!
For the rest of you, just wondering if any of you moms ever experienced really bad leg cramps and back pain starting in the fifth month of pregnancy. With my first pregnancy, I didn't get a lot of those symptoms until seven or eight months. But this time, it's been pretty fierce. And the worse part is I was very sick until 5 months pregnant (just like with pregnancy number one). But last time I got a little bit of a break during the second trimester. :)
So, any great remedies for really excessive leg and foot cramps? Not just your run-of-the-mill charley horse but pain that goes through every toe. And for the back pain, have any of used the "belly band"? It has been a life saver for me! Lifts the baby up just enough to take some of the weight off of the back. If I forget it even one day... I can tell a big difference.

I really do LOVE being pregnant! (Especially after finding out that I was "medically infertile" years ago... ha!!) So I certainly don't want to complain about any of this miraculous process... but I'm always looking for some good advice at the same time!!

Thanks in advance!!


  1. I had siatica (spelling?) problems during my pregnancy. I have a friend who is a massage therapist and it really helped me to get a massage every now and then. Also, keep your legs propped up. I don't like bananas, but I drank fruit juices high in potassium. I have heard mixed reviews about the Belly Band...I never used one.

  2. It's been a long time since I been pregnant,and was only pregnant once, so I only can recall more potassium and lots of water in my diet. My leg cramps were awful, woke me up at night. So my heart goes out to you. And medically infertile my foot, God is Awesome!