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Doctor insights on: Calcium While Pregnant

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Is it safe to take Tums (calcium carbonate) while pregnant 6 months pregnant

Is it safe to take Tums (calcium carbonate) while pregnant 6 months pregnant

Tums (calcium carbonate) : Tums (calcium carbonate) is a pregnancy category c medication which means that not enough research has been done to know how safe it is during pregnancy. The pros/cons of the medication need to be weighed for each individual situation. Call your doctor to discuss. They may be fine with you taking Tums (calcium carbonate) or may have other better suggestions if you are having problems with heartburn. ...Read more

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Is it ok for me to be taking omega 3, vit c , and calcium daily while pregnant , I'm 5 weeks?

Is it ok for me to be taking omega 3, vit c , and calcium daily while pregnant , I'm 5 weeks?

Yes: Omega 3, Vitamin C and Calcium supplements are all great for you and the baby. Many of these supplements are also found in prenatal vitamins which also give you iron and folic acid which are also helpful for a growing baby in the first trimester. ...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