The body of the future mother needs a whole range of vitamins and trace elements necessary to maintain her health and proper development of the baby in her tummy. One of these elements, calcium, for a couple of months, I received, taking the drug Calcium gluconate.
Causes and signs of calcium deficiency during pregnancy
As you know, growing baby calcium is required for the formation and development of almost all systems and organs. He is involved in creating the nervous system of the child, its internal organs, the skeleton, as well as the hair, eyes, ears and, of course, nails. I think it’s no secret that the child takes the necessary amount of calcium from the future mother’s body.
Because of this, at the beginning of the second semester, my nails began to exfoliate strongly. Then the doctor advised me to lean on dairy products: cottage cheese, milk, yogurt. But the condition of the nails did not improve much.
In addition, more and more often in the evenings I began to attack the calf cramps. As it turned out, they, along with the deterioration of nails, hair and teeth, are one of the signs of calcium deficiency in the body.
Prescription and dosage of Calcium gluconate
For the treatment of calcium deficiency, the doctor prescribed me to drink Calcium gluconate tablets – 1 tablet (500 mg) twice a day. By the way, the advice regarding dairy products also remained in force.
Note: The dosage should be set only by the doctor leading the pregnancy. He sees all the test results, and can most accurately assess the situation.
In addition, this drug has more than one contraindication and is incompatible with a number of other drugs. Therefore, I would not advise taking the risk of accepting it only on my own initiative.
What is dangerous excess calcium during pregnancy
Before pregnancy, I thought that Calcium Gluconate was harmless, and the more you eat it, the better. It turned out no. Everything is good in moderation. The dosage prescribed for me, according to the doctor, was sufficient to fill the shortage. But the excess could bring with it a lot of serious problems, both to me and to my child.
An overdose threatened me with problems with the gastrointestinal tract. With regard to the baby, this situation was fraught with loss of elasticity of the bones. And this, in turn, could lead to various injuries during childbirth.
Calcium gluconate intake result
Calcium gluconate tablets I took about two months. The nails for this time are well strengthened and even grew a little. But the struggle with convulsions was more difficult. In addition to the pills required an evening massage of the legs and feet. For him a special thank you to my husband!
After discontinuation of this drug, I was prescribed a vitamin complex containing, in addition to calcium, other trace elements and vitamins. The birth went well, the baby was born strong and healthy, and I stayed with my healthy teeth, hair and nails. And I think that the contribution of Calcium Gluconate is still there.
Did you take Calcium Gluconate during pregnancy?