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Iron Intake and Pregnancy

Iron is an important mineral that is needed by red blood cells to carry oxygen to organs and tissues. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases and you need more iron. The recommendation for iron during pregnancy is 27 mg/day. This is high enough that a supplement may be necessary, in […]

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Folate (Folic Acid) and Pregnancy

Folic acid or folate is an important B vitamin that your body needs both before you become pregnant and in the early stages of pregnancy to help your baby’s spinal cord and brain develop normally. The term folate is used when referring to the form found naturally in foods. The term folic acid is […]

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Calcium and Vitamin D During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, women require enough calcium and vitamin D to help build their baby’s bones and to prevent loss of their own calcium stores. Calcium and vitamin D are often mentioned together, because they work together in the body. We all need plenty of vitamin D to be able to […]