Why is calcium important during pregnancy?

Calcium is essential whether you’re pregnant or not, but if you’re pregnant it’s particularly vital because it helps your baby build strong bones and teeth. Calcium also plays an important role in the healthy functioning of the circulatory, muscular and nervous systems.

If you don’t get enough calcium during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester, your baby will draw it from your bones, which could impair your own health and increase your risk of osteoporosis later in life.

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