I am taking at my MFM's rec a low-dose aspirin and my prenatal vitamin. I also want to take 1500-2000 mg of calcium (also his rec), but am having some difficulty with this because I don't want to take too much magnesium or vitamin d (one of which is in every calcium supplement I've found so far).
Last week I accidentally took way too much magnesium for 4-5 days because of taking calcium supplements in addition to my prenatal (which had a lot of magnesium)-I was scared when I realized and called poison control. I spoke with both my docs the next morning and they said don't worry, just take calcium that doesn't have magnesium added-but I can't find any! Does anyone have experience/suggestions with this?
Also, I want to take enough magnesium to absorb the calcium (because I read online that if you take a lot of calcium without magnesium it's bad for you), but not too much. My MFM didn't have magnesium recs, but online I found things saying don't go about 350 mg if you're pregnant.
I have switched to a prenatal that only has 20 mg of magnesium and no calcium so that my calcium supplements can safely have a good dose of both, but again, I am not sure of how much magnesium is best, and having a hard time finding calcium without too much magnesium.
Aaaar! Anyone figured this out? I just want to keep it simple, and this is giving me anxiety right now...thanks!
Eclamptic seizure in labor 12/1/09, age 39. Son born very healthy at 42 weeks and 9 lbs 4 oz via C section. PE had been suspected (by me) but not diagnosed by homebirth midwife. Pregnant again with #2, due 3/9/13.