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Doctor insights on: Amount Of Calcium Needed For Pregnant Women

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Which benefits does a pregnant woman gain from iron, calcium, and phosphorus?

Which benefits does a pregnant woman gain from iron, calcium, and phosphorus?

Essential ingrediant: Better living for the body through chemistry! po4, fe, and ca are the chemical symbols for the above ingredients and the body uses them all in pregnancy for assimilating another new product.(baby). ...Read more

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When should pregnant women start iron and calcium supplements?

When should pregnant women start iron and calcium supplements?

Before pregnancy: I always recommend taking a good prenatal vitamin containing iron and calcium at least 3 months prior to contemplating pregnancy. Of course life doesn't always work out like we plan but if you can plan a pregnancy start supplementation early. ...Read more

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How much more calcium should I take while pregnant?

How much more calcium should I take while pregnant?

Yes, supplement: In addition to a well-balanced diet, calcium may be supplemented. 600-1200mg/day of calcium is appropriate. In addition, many women are deficient in vitamin d. 200-400iu of vitamin d, in addition to prenatal vitamin supplementation, should suffice. Your obstetrician may screen for vitamin d deficiency by doing certain bloodwork. There are many brands that combine calcium and vitamin d together. ...Read more

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What should I eat to get a lot of calcium? I'm pregnant

What should I eat to get a lot of calcium? I'm pregnant

Dairy products: Like milk, yogurt, cheese or any other dairy product. ...Read more