Staying Healthy During Pregnancy #BumpUpYourCalcium
It’s hard to explain just how much joy you feel when finding out you’re pregnant. Not only is there an excitement about becoming a mom, but to experience pregnancy for the first time. For nine months, your body will be working around the clock to grow a human life. It’s incredible just how much the body has to do over this short period of time! Therefore, it’s especially important to make sure you’re taking extra care of yourself, so not only your baby will be healthy, but you will be too.
I have been pregnant twice, once in 2011, and just this year with twins, so I know how hard pregnancy can be on your body. To keep healthy, it is essential to get more sleep. Organs like your heart are working twice as hard, making it is easy to become run down. Tiredness truly becomes the new normal! I could barely stay up past 9pm with my first pregnancy and when pregnant with twins I took two naps a day. The first and third trimesters are the best times to get as much rest as possible.
Getting the proper nutrients is also key to staying healthy while pregnant. Iron, Vitamin D, calcium and Iodine are especially important and not easy to get by simply eating better. For example, food is not a good source of Vitamin D and many women don’t get the required amount of calcium through dietary sources – approximately 68% of women are calcium deficient.
Meeting the recommended 1000 mg of daily calcium in pregnancy is especially important for you and your growing child. A baby needs calcium to build, a healthy heart, bones, teeth, nerves and muscles. If you don’t include enough calcium in your daily diet, your baby will start drawing it from your own bones, putting your long term bone health at risk. So how do you make sure you’re getting enough calcium while pregnant? First, it is important to talk to your health care provider about supplements you should take during pregnancy. Prenatal vitamins are a good start, but only provide 20-30% of the recommended daily amount of calcium for women.
If you’re not getting enough calcium in your diet you should consider a calcium supplement like Viactiv. When taken twice daily the soft chews provide 100% of the daily value of calcium for most women plus vitamins D and K. Unlike, most supplements Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews are pleasant to take. They are tasty, come in milk chocolate and caramel flavors, and are easier to take rather than swallowing the typical large supplement pill. Also, the chews are individually wrapped, so it is easy to throw a couple in your purse – meaning you’ll never forget to take one!
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This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation on behalf of Viactiv that contains affiliate links. I received Viactiv products for my own personal use. This post is not intended to address or diagnose any medical conditions. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please speak with your healthcare provider regarding any medical concerns.