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Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) During Pregnancy

Getting a good night's sleep during late pregnancy can seem almost impossible. You may be experiencing a number of discomforts such as insomnia, cramps, and the constant quest to get comfortable. On top of it all, just as you're falling asleep you may feel as though someone has plugged your legs into an electrical socket. That itching, tingling feeling in your legs is called restless leg syndrome (RLS) and it's surprisingly common amongst pregnant women. It is reported that over 15% of women experience RLS during pregnancy, typically during their third trimester. So, if you are experiencing these symptoms, rest assured that you're not alone.  Symptoms of RLS in Pregnant Women Symptoms of RLS are most likely to appear during the third trimester when your...

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Pregnancy and Sleep: The Definitive Guide

While you may have planned for less sleep when your little one arrives, you might not have expected to experience so many issues related to pregnancy and sleep. Trouble sleeping while pregnant can be caused by many things, and result in a number of different issues. If you are struggling with sleeping during pregnancy, don’t worry. We are going to cover the most common issues related to pregnancy and sleep, and teach you everything you need to know to kick sleepless nights to the curb. But let's start with the basics first... How Much Sleep Do Pregnant Women Need? You should be shooting for at least 7 hours of sleep per night, but the more the better.  During the first trimester, you will...

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Benefits of Magnesium During Pregnancy

Growing and nourishing a baby in utero can be challenging. The human body needs lots of nutrients to maintain overall health and well-being. When you're expecting, your body may lack certain nutrients that help maintain a proper pregnancy and deliver a healthy baby. One of those essential nutrients is magnesium. Like many other nutrients, your body's need for magnesium increases when pregnant. This article will show you why taking magnesium during pregnancy is so important and how it can be beneficial for you and your baby. Why Take Magnesium During Pregnancy? Magnesium is an essential mineral that regulates various bodily functions. Since our bodies don't naturally produce magnesium, it's important that we include it in our diet. Magnesium relaxes muscles,...

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5 remedies to help you sleep during pregnancy

Insomnia in pregnant women is one of the common complaints of mamas to be. Waking up early, struggling to sleep or stay asleep are all symptoms of insomnia that many pregnant women experience any time from the first to the third trimester. But there are many natural and easy remedies available to help you sleep peacefully through the night - we’ve summarised our top 5.

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