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I loved being pregnant with my first child. I was 26 and thought my pregnancy was a wonderful experience. I read up on as much as I could to be prepared, and I made sure I followed all the rules about what I should and shouldn’t put into my body. By my third child I was over 30 years old and everything was more difficult. I loved feeling my baby move,but I didn’t love how I felt. I suffered from morning sickness more than my other pregnancies and didn’t get my appetite back until closer to 20 weeks. Making sure I got all the nutrients I needed for both me and my baby became more important than ever.
While you don’t need to take in extra calcium when you are pregnant, you do need to take in enough calcium every day to meet your daily requirements of 1000 mg (for women 19+). If you don’t get enough of these nutrients in your diet, your baby’s calcium needs will be met by taking calcium from your bones.
Why Your Baby Needs Calcium
Your baby needs the calcium to build healthy teeth, bones, muscles and heart.
Why You Need Calcium
You need calcium to preserve your bone mass while your baby is developing. Adequate intake of calcium will help prevent your body from taking calcium from your bones, thus helping to decrease your risk of osteoporosis.
Unfortunately many multivitamins, prenatal vitamins and mineral supplements provide only 20-30% of the recommended amount of calcium for women who are pregnant. One Viactiv Calcium Soft Chew (500 mg of calcium and 500 IU of Vitamin D) taken twice daily provides 100% of the daily value of calcium for most women plus vitamins D and K. Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews are intended to help achieve recommended daily dietary levels of these nutrients as a supplement when diet isn’t enough.
I had the chance to try out Viactiv recently and was pleasantly surprised by the taste. I had always seen them around my mother-in-law’s house and was curious. I really enjoyed the milk chocolate variety of calcium chew. The taste is very much like a chewy piece of chocolate which definitely beats trying to swallow a monster vitamin. My favorite type of vitamins are those that don’t taste anything like a vitamin!
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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. Please speak with your healthcare provider regarding any medical concerns. 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.