Water retention at 9 weeks

I am only about 10 weeks pregnant with baby no. 3 and experiencing water retention and cramps in my calves despite not running lately. I run 3-4 times a week usually but have not been running for the past 5 days due to the cramps. Anyone else experiencing this?

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Extra fluid builds up during pregnancy as hormones change, which helps to soften the body so it can more easily expand as the baby and uterus grow. If you notice a lot of swelling this early on, especially if accompanied by other symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, or bleeding, it’s best to call your gynae to seek for advise.

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