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Restless Leg Syndrome During Pregnancy

Most of the time, restless leg syndrome (RLS) will go away after pregnancy.


The main question is: What are you supposed to do when you're in the middle of it!? Keep reading as I delve into tips and tricks to help with symptoms of RLS.



I personally suffered from this during my pregnancy and still remember how uncomfortable it was! Luckily, as stated, when it is pregnancy related, it does usually go away from your new little one arrives.


Of course, your first step would be to bring your symptoms up to your dr. prior to trying what I have listed below. You can even bring these steps to your appointment to ensure each of them are safe for you to try! Each pregnancy is different and it is always better to be safe and consult with your dr. first.


Below are some things you can try to decrease the symptoms you may be experiencing:

  1. Exercise daily (daily walks etc.), just not too close to bed time (speak to you dr. before starting a specific strength training program and confirm that daily walks are an option)

  2. Drink lots of water, limit caffeine or soda

  3. Regular sleep schedule (trying to go to bed and wake up around the same time each day)

  4. Using a heating pad at night, may alleviate symptoms

Sometimes symptoms may worsen when you lay down for the night, and we all know that sleep is limited later on in pregnancy. The main thing to focus on is the actual sleep schedule and try your best to go to sleep and wake up around the same times each day. Drinking more water and using a heating pad at night may be very beneficial to the regular sleep schedule step.


If you have any other questions regarding this, feel free to contact me! I'd love to hear from you.

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