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    Question Magnesium during pregnancy?

    My OB has just told me to start taking magnesium tablets to help with diarrhoea and cramping.



    Has anyone else had any experience?

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    I have magnesium in my pronatal tablets and haven't suffered too badly with this - just slightly looser movements and the odd cramp.

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    Danni, I ate loads of bananas in my pregnancy with Olivia as they contain loads of magnesium and potassium........in a smoothie with milk.........fixed me up no probs......luckily I didn't suffer as much with Charlie or B3 (thankfully, cos nannas are so exy at the moment!)

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    I've been taking magnesium powder to help with leg cramps with great success. If I've been slack and missed a couple of days (usually cos I can't bear the thought of more liquid that will want to come out during the night LOL) I really notice it. 'Prescribed' by my naturopath and supported by my OB.

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    I've been taking calcium tablets for my leg cramps - if I miss a day or two they come back so they're pretty effective.

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    I took a bio-magnesium supplment that I got from my naturopath, for the first 20 weeks of my pg.
    Looking back at the leg cramps I had in labour, it would have been a good idea to stick with them for the whole pg.

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    Danni - you lose magnesium through the gut system so when you have diarrhoea you have increased secretion. Magnesium replacement is a good idea. It also helps with muscle function so it can be helpful with leg cramps.

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