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Should I take a calcium supplement during pregnancy?

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If you have trouble consuming enough calcium-rich foods in your daily meal plan, talk to your doctor or dietitian about taking a calcium supplement. The amount of calcium you will need from a supplement depends on how much calcium you are consuming through food sources.

Calcium supplements and some antacids containing calcium, such as Tums, may complement an already healthy diet. Many multiple vitamin supplements contain little or no calcium; therefore, you may need an additional calcium supplement.

From: Eating Right When Pregnant WebMD Medical Reference

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The National Women's Health Information Center. Center for Science in the Public Interest.  Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 02, 2018

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The National Women's Health Information Center. Center for Science in the Public Interest.  Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 02, 2018

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