I've actually looked into this quite a bit. I have chronically low magnesium that I'm always fighting. I've been supplementing for years, but only recently managed to increase my levels. I have read that having proper magnesium levels BEFORE getting pregnant 'may' help prevent or ease MS. The things I've read say that it's very hard or impossible to properly raise your levels while pregnant because pregnancy drains so much from you. That being said, I still think it's SUPER important to take magnesium while pregnant, even if it doesn't help MS, it will help prevent leg cramps, help you sleep, help your uterus relax and ease bh contractions, prevent or treat constipation and more! It's one of the most important supplements that I take.
The ways that I've increased my levels are magnesium oil (it will burn/tingle on your skin if you levels are low), magnesium GLYCINATE, epsom salt baths, and magnesium chloride baths. There are other kinds of magnesium too that work. It's best to take as many different types as possible to cover your bases with absorption.
I used to take NaturalCalm, which is good and readily available, but it's impossible to get your levels up with it alone. NaturalCalm will pretty much always give a person diarrhea long before they've absorbed enough. Magnesium Glycinate (www.seekinghealth.com
) is much better absorbed and it's possible to take 800mg a day without major digestive issues. Magnesium oil is the best way, but it's a little more hassle than just drinking a quick drink.
I 'think' I'm having slightly less nausea with this pregnancy, but I'm still fairly early (6 weeks) and it's totally possible that this baby is a boy. I had way less nausea with my boy pregnancy than my 2 girl pregnancies. I'd say my point data is unscientific at best, and I've never had severe morning sickness of any kind, just all day nausea.