What Does It Do?

  • Calcium helps your baby's bones develop and harden during your third trimester
  • Helps build strong healthy teeth
  • Aids in blood clotting
  • Helps muscle contraction
  • Assists nerve transmission

 

How Much Do We Need?

During pregnancy and breastfeeding, doctors recommend you get 1000-1300 mg of calcium per day

Where Can I Get It?

  • Milk, cheese, yogurt
  • Broccoli, kale, spinach
  • Beans, tofu, soymilk
  • Calcium-fortified orange juice
  • Canned sardines, salmon with bones

 

Tips:

 
  • Vitamin D will help your body absorb calcium.