Re-posting from my morning sickness blog!
If you're doing any research into NVP (nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, i.e. morning sickness) prevention, you have surely run across the magnesium-NVP link. There are many people out there who believe that magnesium deficiency is (fully or partially) behind pregnancy nausea - fascinating stuff!
An interesting fact is that almost all Americans are magnesium-deficient already, due to the modern farming practices that have resulted in magnesium-deficient soils, and thus magnesium-deficient foods. Considering how vital magnesium is to the human body, it's not surprising that we're experiencing widespread detrimental health effects from this situation. For more information, see "The Magnesium Miracle."
I wanted to collect the articles that I have on magnesium and NVP for quick reference. Definitely check them out!
Regardless of whether magnesium supplementation is "the answer" for some women dealing with severe NVP, it behooves all of us to consider magnesium supplementation - either through oral supplements like Natural Calm, or through products like Magnesium Oil (applied to the skin - buy here) or Epsom Salts (used for baths). An additional option is magnesium injections, which can be obtained through a naturopath.
Remember that magnesium absorption may be affected by pregnancy, so it's probably important to raise your magnesium levels before conception.
I've seen lots of great health benefits through magnesium supplementation, and it's now on my "always" list of supplements. Highly recommended!
- Raising Arrows: Magnesium Supplementation and Morning Sickness
- Modern Alternative Mama: Magnesium May Solve Common Health Issues
- Mommypotamus: The REAL Cause of Morning Sickness
- Wellness Mama: How I Avoided Morning Sickness
- Article: The Miracle of B Complex B-12 and Magnesium Injections
You will notice that most of these articles are about normal morning sickness, not HG. However, it's one of those things that can only help - why not try it? Solving nutritional deficiencies and strengthening our bodies is always a positive step in preparing for pregnancy, regardless of whether or not it's "the answer" for each individual woman. I would list magnesium supplementation as an essential for preparing for pregnancy, especially in post-HG women.
Thoughts, dear readers?