Pregnancy and the body’s need for calcium

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Pregnancy and the body’s need for calcium

When a woman is pregnant, she needs to make sure she is taking not only enough calcium for her own body, but also for the developing baby inside her. If the mother isn’t consuming enough calcium, her developing baby will draw calcium from the mother’s bones to meet its needs. The good news is that a pregnant woman’s body absorbs calcium better than one who is not pregnant. Paragon Orthopedic Center wants everyone to have strong bones, and since pregnant women have to do double duty, we want to educate you on the subject. If you know a woman who is pregnant or are yourself, here is an article from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that more thoroughly explains the need and has some tips on calcium-rich food sources.


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