Supplementation of Magnesium in PregnancyLudwig Spätling1*, Hans-Georg Classen2, Klaus Kisters3, Ursula Liebscher4, Ragnar Rylander5, Wolfgang Vierling6, Bodo von Ehrlich7and Jürgen Vormann8*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Spätling L
Institute for Prevention and Nutrition
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Received date: February 02, 2017; Accepted date: February 23, 2017; Published date: February 28, 2017
Citation: Spätling L, Classen HG, Kisters K, Liebscher U, Rylander R, et al. (2017) Supplementation of Magnesium in Pregnancy. J Preg Child Health 4:302. doi:10.4172/2376-127X.1000302
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Although the relevance of magnesium in obstetrics has been known for a long time and its effect in many diseases is well documented, oral magnesium supplementation during pregnancy is a subject of discussion. The evaluation of the variety of studies regarding magnesium supplementation in pregnancy clearly shows positive effects of oral substitution, in contrast to the Cochrane analysis. In addition to the needs of the growth of the fetus and the maternal tissue, elevated renal magnesium excretion is a reason for an increased magnesium requirement during pregnancy. This enhanced renal loss leads to a decreased serum magnesium concentration, which can also be recognized in the myometrium.