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A truth about calcium suppliment. Is calcium, so important for pregnant women

Date: May 11,2018   Read: 
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Calcium is a key building block of strong bones in the body. It’s essential for bone production, teeth, muscles, and heart. But according to statistics, approximately 68% of women are calcium deficient. The human body is capable of doing amazing things. The whole miracle of life and the fact that your pregnant body can provide all the necessary nutrients baby needs even when you don’t get the recommended intake of vitamins or are too nauseous to eat well during pregnancy. But this, of course, has consequences for the expectant mom who needs to take care of herself to be able to handle the wide array of physical changes and symptoms that arise during pregnancy. Not only does she need stamina and energy to get through the day to support a growing baby inside her, but she also needs a variety of vitamins and minerals to support her own body’s needs. One of these essential minerals is calcium.
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What happens when you don’t get enough calcium during pregnancy?
If a mom does not get enough calcium in her body, the baby will start drawing calcium and other nutrients from mom’s bones — putting her own bone health at risk. Those weak bones and joints can also make a pregnant mom more susceptible to injuries and simply prone to degenerative disorders like rheumatoid, arthritis and osteoporosis in the future. So if you’re suffering from aches and pains throughout your body, bruising easily or experiencing brittle nails and teeth, lack of calcium may be the culprit. You should also check with your doctor for their recommendation as well and to get a full understanding of where your calcium levels are at.

Calcium-rich foods are following:
It’s important to increase your calcium intake through calcium-rich foods throughout the day as well. While milk is a great start it’s important to find a variety of calcium sources including:
·Milk
·Soybean
·Orange juice (fortified with calcium)
·Yogurt
·Eggs
·Salmon
·Kale
·Cereals (also fortified with calcium)
·Spinach

 
Recommended dose of calcium during pregnacy:
While it’s important to remember to get the proper amount of calcium your body needs, you don’t need extra calcium during pregnancy. Most doctors recommend consuming 1000 mg of daily calcium during pregnancy to support the growth of baby’s bones, teeth, heart, nerves, and muscles. If you’re unsure which calcium supplement to choose, speak to your doctor. Did you know that most prenatal vitamins only provide 20-30% of recommended daily calcium? That means if you’re not getting enough calcium from your food choices or due to nausea, you’ll need a good supplement. Many OB/GYN recommended a calcium supplement Calcium Soft Chews, which also contain Vitamin D. Because, in addition to calcium, a healthy pregnancy requires getting enough Vitamin D, folic acid, rest and more calories from a healthy diet.
 
 

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