Restless Legs – A sign of deficiencies

Restless Legs – A sign of deficiencies

During pregnancy many women experience Restless Legs Syndrome – sounds kinda made up, doesn’t it?

But it’s a very real and often irritating condition.


(RLS) is an irresistible urge to move or shake your legs, it most commonly occurs while resting, this can particularly disruptive when you and your partner are trying to sleep.


It’s believed the cause of this condition may be related to an imbalance of dopamine – a chemical in the brain which can be affected by low iron levels. It’s really important during pregnancy to ensure you’re getting enough iron in your diet to keep up with the demands of pregnancy.


1- When you’re in bed and experience RLS, instead of lying there suffering (or punishing your partner) get up fill a bowl full of cold water and soak your feet until they are very cold, when you return to your bed raise feet on a few pillows.

2- Before you go to bed try to eat something small that contains the amino acid tryptophan, which encourages the body to produce the B vitamin – Niacin. This encourages sleep and relaxation. These include foods like eggs, tuna, milk, cheese, turkey.

3- Include iron rich foods in your diet each day. This will help combat low or depleted iron levels which are thought to be a cause of RLS.

4- MaterniTea Pregnancy Teas have been especially developed to help support mums-to-be through every stage of pregnancy and manage the specific challenges of each Trimester.

Exclusively designed by our team of Naturopaths, Dietitians and Certified Tea Master with active ingredients that include essential vitamins and minerals to help relieve muscular aches and pains, calm the nervous system, promote relaxation and sleep, boost immunity and energy and prepare the body for labour.

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