Restless Legs (RLS) in Pregnancy
Dr. Jonathan Goodman, of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at St. Thomas’s Hospital, in London, and investigators, noted that although there are no proven etiological factors to prove it, there appeared to be a strong relationship between Restless Legs (RLS) and pregnancy.
Restless Legs (RLS) Study in Pregnancy
In order to make a firm estimate of the extent of this association, they assessed the prevalence and outcome of Restless Legs (RLS) in 500 women at 32-34 weeks into their pregnancy.
The presence and extent of the women’s’ Restless Legs (RLS) was determined, at that time, and again, four weeks after the delivery of their baby, to determine if their symptoms had improved, or resolved.
Results of Restless Legs (RLS) in Pregnancy
Overall, 97 women were determined to have Restless Legs (RLS) at the initial screening. Of these subjects, 16 had the symptoms prior to pregnancy, and five of these suffered more severe symptoms during the third trimester of pregnancy. In these cases, the symptoms resolved to baseline levels after delivery.
In cases where women with Restless Legs (RLS) had older children, 30% of these subjects reported similar symptoms in their initial pregnancy. By 10 days after delivery, only 6 women who developed Restless Legs (RLS) during pregnancy still complained of symptoms. The authors concluded that in these subjects, Restless Legs (RLS) may have been caused by unusually high levels of stress and tension, which are to be expected during this stage of a woman’s life (BMJ. 1988; 297:1101-1102).
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