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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Leg cramps are starting early in this pregnancy. I didn't really get them until later in the first pregnancy. But the past two days, I've been rudely awaken by them. Baby Center has some good information on leg cramps and some exercises to do that may decrease them. Maybe I'll try some of those.

During the last pregnancy, I used an herbal microwaveable heat pack. That worked well to soothe the cramps, especially the really bad ones on my shin that didn't seem to go away with stretching, or walking. But the downside is that I had to spend the time and energy microwaving it. Had to wake up hubby several times to get him to do it.

But this time, I found an instant heat pack. You just click the button, a chemical reaction is started, and the pack starts to heat up immediately. The only downside is that you have to boil the pack for 10 minutes afterwards to get it to become reusable again. When the chemical is released, the pack becomes clowdy and warm. Boiling it clears it back up. But I think this is going to be my lifesaver this time. No more waiting to microwave it. Then I can just boil it in the morning. 

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Comment By Littlethings
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 10:53 PM
Had to use this the other night. And it was so nice to have it heat up so quickly. No more walking to the microwave and waiting for it to heat up. I had a pretty bad shin cramp, but it felt so much better with this instant heat pad.

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