Preeclampsia in pregnancy and hypnobirthing

Being diagnosed with preeclamspia in late pregnancy can be of a huge concern, particularly for those women who are looking forward to using the hypnobirthing method for a more calm birth experience.

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During pregnancy majority of women are aware of the need to eat good healthy meals to provide sufficient nutrients for their health as well as for special needs of their developing baby. It may be, that because the body is going through such a huge change in pregnancy, that many women will experience cravings for certain foods.

Hypnobirthing techniques help women to be prepared for birth, both emotionally and physically, and in many cases preeclampsia is not really an issue. But what is preeclampsia and what causes it?

Preeclampsia in pregnancy explained simply

Preeclampsia is characterised by a sharp rise in blood pressure during the third trimester of pregnancy. Women with preeclampsia may develop seizures, which then will be called eclampsia. Magnesium can be given in hospital intravenously (IV), it can be the treatment of choice to prevent or treat seizures associated with eclampsia or to prevent complications from preeclampsia.

Magnesium Dietary Sources:

Rich sources of magnesium include tofu, legumes, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, wheat bran, Brazil nuts, soybean flour, almonds, cashews, blackstrap molasses, pumpkin and squash seeds, pine nuts, and black walnuts.

Other good dietary sources of this mineral include peanuts, whole wheat flour, oat flour, beet greens, spinach, pistachio nuts, shredded wheat, bran cereals, oatmeal, bananas, and baked potatoes (with skin), chocolate, and cocoa powder.

Many herbs, spices, and seaweeds supply magnesium, such as agar seaweed, coriander, dill weed, celery seed, sage, dried mustard, basil, cocoa powder, fennel seed, cumin seed, tarragon, marjoram, poppy seed.

More information on magnesium and preeclampsia speak to your midwife.


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