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Congratulations! You are at the end of your second trimester!
How are you feeling? Muscle cramps in your legs may be more common as your pregnancy progresses. Not only are you carrying extra weight, but slowed circulation and compressed nerves are adding to the problem. Stretching your calves and asking your partner for a massage are all great ways to deal with these pesky cramps.
Are you stressed? You may need to discuss ways to manage this, if you are unable to manage it yourself. Studies show that pregnancy is in the top ranks for stressful situations, and stress is unhealthy for your baby. Try out different breathing techniques, meditation, or yoga to help.