Cramping of leg and foot muscles in pregnancy as well as a heavy ache in the legs is quite common due to the extra magnesium requirements as well as the increased demands on the circulatory system. A magnesium supplement may be very helpful or one can take the effective Sister Lilian Tissue Salt Mag phos – an excellent addition to food and supplementation sources of magnesium. Mag phos helps improve assimilation of magnesium from food and supplements. Use this remedy 3x/day and again during any cramping episode. Follow this with a warm drink as magnesium’s action is strengthened by warmth. Pull the toes of the affected side up toward your knee and massage the cramping muscles. Eat foods rich in magnesium like nuts, seeds, bananas and leafy green vegetables, regularly. If all this does not help and especially if there are varicose veins, shortness of breath or pain between cramping sessions, see your practitioner , as occasionally there might be a more serious problem, like blood clotting.
I have been so moody and emotional since falling pregnant and feel that I no longer know myself, nor do I have any control over my feelings. Why is this and is there any natural help for this?