Magnesium oil during pregnancy helps, the oil is absorbed through the skin, and it will not pass into the digestive tract. You can use up to 15ml (roughly 3 teaspoons) to apply on the skin each day.
Magnesium during pregnancy is essential for mothers’ health for many reasons, including reducing cramps, treating nausea, and improving pain tolerance.
- Works in conjunction with calcium: Both these minerals work together. While magnesium induces relaxation to the muscles, calcium stimulates muscle contractions. The right levels of magnesium can also keep the uterus from contracting until 35 weeks of pregnancy.
- Lowers the risk of osteoporosis: Adequate levels of magnesium and calcium may help reduce the chance of bone damage later in life (4).
- Reduces cramps: Cramping is very common during pregnancy. Magnesium reduces cramps, lessens the strength of Braxton Hicks contractions, and also treats constipation (5).
- Acts as a tranquilizer: Magnesium is the best remedy for busting stress and insomnia, which are quite common during pregnancy. Doctors usually prescribe it as a separate supplement apart from the prenatal vitamin/mineral supplements.
- Helps in delivery: This mineral optimizes blood pressure levels and improves the pain tolerance threshold, possibly making your delivery more comfortable.
- Curbs nausea: Magnesium can treat nausea, which is the most common sickness along with morning sickness.
- Treats headaches: Magnesium supplementation may lessen the incidence of migraine headaches during pregnancy. It helps in relaxing constricted blood vessels in the brain, preventing lactic acid buildup, which may otherwise cause tension and migraine pain (6).
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Magnesium-Rich Foods For Pregnant Women
To supplement your body with the recommended magnesium dosage, you should eat a healthy diet. Many plant and animal sources rich in magnesium include leafy greens (spinach), whole grains, seeds, legumes, breakfast cereals, foods containing dietary fibre, and fortified foods. Processed foods are a less optimal choice.
The following table gives you an idea of what foods can be included as a part of magnesium-rich diet.
|Almonds, dry roasted|
|Cashews, dry roasted|
|Peanuts, oil roasted|
|Cereal, shredded wheat,|
|Soymilk, plain or vanilla|
|Black beans, cooked,|
|Peanut butter, smooth,|
|Bread, whole wheat,|
|Potato, baked with skin,|
|Rice, brown, cooked,|
|Yogurt, plain, low fat,|
|Breakfast cereals, fortified|