Muscular cramps, spasms and shooting pains during pregnancy.
Muscle contractions or cramps typically happen in the legs or feet and as your uterus grows it puts pressure on your pelvic veins. This pressure slows down the returning blood flow from your legs and causes blood to pool around your feet and ankles. Your body is also working extra hard and may become deficient in essential nutrients such as magnesium and
vitamin B6. Cramping is typically worse towards the end of the day and it is important to put your feet up (literally) as often as possible. Staying hydrated helps with cramps. Maternity support hosiery (waist high stockings) can help improve blood flow return and circulation. Gentle stretches, swimming and staying active are also helpful.
Check with your Doctor or Midwife if one of your legs or calves is more swollen than the other and feels painful, hot or tender to the touch then it could be a blood clot and should be checked immediately by a Doctor. You will probably experience lower backache during the later stages of pregnancy as well as other minor aches and pains as your body adjusts and stretches to accommodate your baby and your center of gravity alters. This may also cause back spasms or shooting pains. It is important to consult with your Midwife or Doctor if you experience very painful back pain.
Bites, stings and toxic exposure during pregnancy.
Australian Bentonite Clay has a range of uses from clay masks to drawing out toxins from bites and stings and for toxic exposure during pregnancy. Simply mix with water (apply as a thick paste, cover and wrap for as long as possible for best results). Australian Bentonite clay can help purify your ecosystem and remove toxins during pregnancy. It can be ingested in small amounts up to a teaspoon daily during pregnancy and has been taken internally for thousands of years by many cultures. It is also the easiest way to absorb calcium, helpful for the prevention of osteoporosis! It is important to consult your Midwife or Doctor especially if you are taking medication before ingesting Australian Bentonite clay as it may affect the absorption of medications due to its detoxing effects.
We, at Baby Bump Care recommend any of the following products as part of your Baby Bump Care routine:
Schuessler Tissue Salts Mag Phos helps tremendously with muscle cramps and is available as a spray for instant relief. Tissue salts are micro doses that are suitable for infants and during pregnancy. They are rapidly absorbed and stimulate the body’s natural healing process, bringing quick relief.
Magnesium Chloride with Organic Aloe Vera Gel can be applied over aches and painful areas to help ease discomfort. Not to be used on broken skin.
Progurt Magnease Mineral Concentrate is an ionic formula to optimise mineralisation which help prevent a range of problems including muscular cramps, spasms and shooting pains during pregnancy. Simply add 10 drops to a glass of water to ensure your body’s immune and digestive systems are at optimum health for you and to enjoy your pregnancy.
Australian Bentonite Clay this is a food grade healing clay made here in Australia packed with minerals and has many uses.
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For treatment or concerns about painful cramps, spasms, shooting pains, stings, bites or toxins during pregnancy always consult your Midwife or Doctor.