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8793709 tn?1409597660

calcium intake

hello ladies,

I just realised that my pregnacare tablets (folic acid supplement for pregnancy) contains several vitamins and minerals but not calcium.

I understand the baby will consume its calcium requirements from the mother. However,  to prevent any deficiency or increase my calcium intake what do u recommend?

shud I eat more of certain foods? if so, what and how much?
is there a good calcium tablet (available in the UK) which is safe and recommended? are there different types and dosage?
5 Responses
Avatar universal
Any kind of dairy... I do a big glass of milk and a Greek yogurt most days... As far as pills I'd consult your dr
8961294 tn?1404180267
There are lots of calcium supplement pills. Take it with a meal, but not at the same time as your pill with iron. Calcium can interfere with iron absorption. I have chewy gummy calcium pills.
Avatar universal
Tums! 1000mg in 2 of calcium.  Plus helps with the heartburn.
Avatar universal
Increase dairy or almond milk. You can also take Tums as a daily supplement-that also has the added bonus of helping with heartburn!
8793709 tn?1409597660
thanks for your kind response ladies.

I'll see whether Tums might work for me ... and I'll also compare the calcium content in different types of milk (regular, almond, coconut), which I think is the easiest to incorporate into my diet  :-)
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