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SRP. 2021; 12(1): 520-525

The Effect of Magnesium Supplement among Pregnant Women with Hypomagnesemia and Normal Magnesium

Dovy Djanas, Syahredi, Bobby Indra Utama, Roza Sriyanti, Syntia Ambelina, Try Genta Utama, Heri Farnas, Calvindra Leenesa, Zulfia Wahyuni, Ricvan Dana Nindrea.


Magnesium treatment during pregnancy can increase the quality of pregnancy and fetus. This study was performed to determine the effect of magnesium supplements among pregnant women with hypomagnesemia and normal magnesium. This study was experimental with a pre-test and post-test control group design. A total of 90 pregnant women who regularly take control of maternal and child health polyclinic, Primary Health Care, Padang City, Indonesia. The sample was composed of three groups (hypomagnesemia, normal magnesium in interventional groups, and normal magnesium in the control group). The intervention group with supplementation of magnesium 365 mg/ day during pregnancy starting at 22 weeks to 36 weeks. The control group received Fe tablets 180 mg/ day at the same time as the intervention group. In the third trimester of pregnancy blood samples were taken for examination of post-intervention magnesium in all groups. A paired sample T-test was used for statistical analysis. A p-value

Key words: Magnesium, pregnant women, hypomagnesemia, normal magnesium

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