There's nothing worse than waking up with a charley horse, and some mamas-to-be get the muscle cramps or spasms more frequently during pregnancy. If you experience the excruciating pain and are unable to straighten your leg, here's a masseuse's advice for such paralyzing moments. She said to point the toes up toward the knee in a calf stretch. If that is too painful or impossible, use your hands and massage the calf in a circular motion. Hopefully, this will get you back to sleeping like a baby.