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You and Your Baby Need Vitamin D During Pregnancy

Posted on 6/23/2017 by Office
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While pregnant, most of the nutrients you take in go directly to your growing child. Your baby puts heavy demands on your body. One of the nutrients that many pregnant women overlook on a regular basis is Vitamin D.

However, it is one of the most important nutrients you can ingest. Calcium can only do so much on its own when ingested through foods and vitamins.

It takes Vitamin D to turn the calcium into something your body can use. If you want your child to have strong bones and teeth when they grow, make sure you are getting enough Vitamin D.

Ways of Getting Extra Vitamin D

There are supplements that you can get if you want to boost your Vitamin D. The pills can be purchased at drug stores and grocery stores, and your body will take what it can out of the pills after you take them.

There are foods that can also give you extra Vitamin D. You should eat fish like tuna or salmon, consume more dairy items, and eat the yolks of eggs when you want to boost your Vitamin D.

The easiest way to get extra Vitamin D is to spend some time out in the sun. You naturally get Vitamin D when you are out in the sunlight, which your body can absorb and use instantly. Just make sure you put on sunscreen prior to heading outside.

If you need extra calcium to keep your bones and teeth strong, then you need to make sure you get even more during your pregnancy. Your body will take away from what you have to nourish your baby first, so make sure you are getting enough calcium and Vitamin D for the both of you during your pregnancy.

If you have any extra questions, contact our office about how to give your baby a healthy smile from the start!

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