Considering that a pregnant woman has to provide for her child as well as herself during this stage of life, sometimes, just a balanced diet isn’t enough.
Pregnancy is a very fragile state of a woman's existence and with so many changes taking place she is just overwhelmed about what she eats. If you are facing a similar situation, do not sweat it much.
Administering iron, folic acids and calcium supplements during pregnancy is very common. Normally, calcium supplements should be started during the first trimester itself. Considering that calcium is essential for the development of healthy bones and teeth in the foetus, a shortfall should not be allowed. Supplements during pregnancy, however, should always be taken on advice from your obstetrician/gynaecologist.
Some of the norms to be abided by when starting off on calcium supplements would include the following:
One needs to be especially careful while taking calcium supplements during pregnancy. Abiding by the guidance of your doctor is mandatory.
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