Nutritional deficiencies

Magnesium: a pregnant lady’s best friend!

Rachael Whittaker

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We hear a lot about folate in pregnancy, but we don’t hear much about anything else. Other micronutrients are vital to supporting a healthy mother and baby, and magnesium is one of them.
Studies suggest that magnesium deficiency is linked to preterm labour, gestational diabetes, and preeclampsia.

Signs a pregnant lady may be really in need of the master mineral are: morning sickness, leg cramps, muscle spasms, anxiety, stress, and difficulty sleeping.

Yes, that’s right. Morning sickness is one of the biggest challenges of pregnancy. Many women find that by restoring their magnesium levels through diet and supplementation, morning sickness symptoms can be reduced.

Why is this? Fluctuating hormones affect our magnesium levels; as progesterone increases, our magnesium levels decrease. The increase in progesterone and oestrogen can cause nausea and vomiting.

During pregnancy, blood sugar can dip because of hormone fluctuations, which can cause a feeling of morning sickness. The hormone with the most influence on balancing blood sugar is cortisol, and guess what is the biggest support for balancing cortisol levels? Of course, the master mineral magnesium (also why we feel so relaxed when magnesium levels are good)—the central nervous system is balanced and the release of the’stress hormone’ cortisol is balanced.

Other reasons we love magnesium in pregnancy:

  • Supports babies development of bones, teeth, and muscles
  • Supports mummy’s bones at a time when additional magnesium is needed for maintaining bone density.
  • Relieves constipation: pregnancy hormones can lead to constipation.
  • Stress and anxiety relief
  • Not to mention, it magically relaxes every cell of our bodies, making for an easy labour.

Check out the Mighty Kids Liposomal Magnesium combined with glycine for added relaxation and wrapped in liposomes for enormously improved absorption, a great product for all the family.


Rachael WhittakerRachael is the mum behind Mighty Kids! On days when her children are behaving she loves to learn, and to share her knowledge with other parents.

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