Magnesium during pregnancy

Magnesium during pregnancy

Find out more why women can suffer from magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium during pregnancy

Pregnancy is an extraordinary experience for every expectant mother. Her body changes in many ways and requires more energy. So it’s not surprising that she also needs more minerals during pregnancy and, once the baby is born, in the breastfeeding period. Gynaecologists consequently recommend that pregnant women should ensure a balanced magnesium intake.

Find out more about magnesium during pregnancy.

Pregnancy & magnesium deficiency

The growing baby requires increasing quantities of magnesium, which can cause magnesium deficiency. The maternal metabolism changes and the excretion of magnesium via the kidney is increased about 25%. Therefore, it becomes more difficult from the second half of pregnancy - at the latest - to cover the daily magnesium requirement through nutrition alone.

Typical symptoms of magnesium deficiency might arise:

If you are suspected to have magnesium deficiency due to the described symptoms, please consult your gynaecologist.

Tips for a healthy pregnancy

  • 1.

    A healthy diet

  • 2.
    Raw minced meat

    Avoid uncooked food

  • 3.
    Soft cheese

    Avoid raw milk products

  • 4.

    Do not eat offal!

  • 5.

    Eat several small meals throughout the day

  • 6.
    Fast food

    Reduce your intake of sweet, fatty and salty food

  • 7.

    Do not drink alcohol!

  • 8.

    Drink at least 2 litres of water a day

  • 9.

    Take exercise in the fresh air

Pregnancy & Diasporal®

The World Health Organisation (WHO) indicates a daily dose of 300 mg magnesium to treat magnesium deficiency. Since many pregnant women are more sensitive to odours and can get a more sensible taste, the Magnesium-Diasporal® 150, capsules are ideal. They are tasteless, small and easy to swallow.

Find out more about Magnesium-Diasporal® 150, capsules here.

Magnesium-Diasporal® 150, Kapseln