Restless Legs in Pregnancy

When it comes to pregnancy symptoms, there are quite a few common ones that usually come to mind: nausea, vomiting, feeling tired, and all sorts of aches and pains. One symptom that is pretty common but not always talked about is the feeling of “restless legs.” Restless legs is usually described as burning, itching, pulling, or “creepy crawly,” feeling with an uncomfortable urge to move your legs. The reason this symptom occurs is not well understood, but it is thought to be connected to an imbalance of dopamine (which is a neurotransmitter, or chemical in your brain). So what can you do to help this particularly annoying symptoms?

 

If your symptoms do not resolve with these initial measures, please talk to a provider at your next prenatal appointment

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