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Why would I be given magnesium during delivery?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
In some cases, you may be given magnesium through an IV to help prevent seizures associated with pre-term labor and preeclampsia (side effects include muscle weakness and fatigue). It is perfectly safe when given in a controlled environment by your medical team (but as always, be a smart patient and question everything put into you or your IV including name and dosage).
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