Cloth Diapers & Parenting Community -

Cloth Diapers & Parenting Community - (
-   Pregnancy (
-   -   Calcium/magnesium to lower BP? (

HeatherlovesCDs 05-31-2012 08:13 AM

Calcium/magnesium to lower BP?
My BP is borderline, but I have a history of it going up around 30-32wks in my previous 3 pregnancies. I'm 20wks now. I've heard of taking calcium and magnesium to lower blood pressure, but I've never actually done it or even researched it. :blush: My blood pressure seems to be more of a concern this time than it has been in the past. It hasn't dipped down much like it normally does in the 2nd trimester. So...I'm a little nervous.

Anyone know about this protocol for treating it? I'd specifically like to know how much I should take. I'll start researching too, but I'd love to hear first hand experience. Thanks!

Mamatoabunch 05-31-2012 08:20 AM

Re: Calcium/magnesium to lower BP?
I took cal/mag mostly for leg cramps. I took 2000mg a day. Dandelion is also excellent for bp issues and is safe in pregnancy. I take it every pregnancy from 30ish on.

magdalynaa 05-31-2012 08:28 AM

My MW recommended hops.

Unfortunately, she said the hops couldn't come from beer!

dogmom327 05-31-2012 08:22 PM

Re: Calcium/magnesium to lower BP?
I took cal/mag for high BP with my first and it seemed to work (along with 100 g. protein a day). I take it now to prevent high BP and to try to get the cramping I'm having under control.

2much2luv 05-31-2012 09:45 PM

Re: Calcium/magnesium to lower BP?
I took it in the last few weeks of my pregnancy for borderline BP and I do think it helped.

sillyutalktome 06-01-2012 03:53 PM

Re: Calcium/magnesium to lower BP?
I take 250mg of magnesium a day, but hoping it helps prevent preterm labor. I had high blood pressure at the end with dd so I hope it helps with that too.

averysmom 06-01-2012 04:21 PM

Re: Calcium/magnesium to lower BP?
I took a liquid cal/mag with my last pregnancy and it helped. I had pre-E with my oldest and I took prescription b/p meds with my second. I feel it really helped me. I also ate high protein. I'm doing the same thing this time around as well. So far so good at 24 weeks.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:17 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.