health conditions


Question by  Mik (24)

Is it okay for me to have achy legs at night in early pregnancy?

I am 6 weeks pregnant and my legs are achy every night, is this okay?


Answer by  gracefulgranny (19)

Yes, because the extra weight gain can cause achy legs during pregnancy. It is normal for the body to retain fluids because of hormonal changes causing swelling. The extra weight puts pressure on veins preventing fluids from flowing as they should. Getting plenty of rest and propping the feet and legs up might help the aching.


Answer by  okcmouseketeer (779)

This could be a sign of dehydration, which is common in the first trimester. I would make sure that you are well hydrated for several days in a row and if it continues contact your doctor.


Answer by  misterhrcpins (455)

Yes, often throughout pregnancy your body will ache. Aches and pains are very common especially in the first trimester of pregnancy.


Answer by  cowsss (7)

I have read a lot about pregnancy researching this movie that I was writing over the summer. It is normal for pregnant women to have achy legs at night in early pregnancy. Check out the book 'What to Expect When Expected' for lots of info about pregnancy.


Answer by  bris (82)

This is totally a normal phenomena. Try to have a massage,drink more water and eat bananas to get potassium.


Answer by  DesertRat (699)

Sure it's OK. Depends on what you're doing, of course - if you're just sitting around doing nothing then no, unless you have circulation issues.

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