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Nutrition Needs During Pregnancy

by Megan

If there was ever a time to be strict about making sure your body gets the nutrients it needs, it’s during pregnancy. Not only are you staying healthy for yourself, but you’re helping give that sweet baby of yours everything he or she needs to grow and come out ready for the real world!

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I’m pregnant now for the fourth (and final!) time, and each time I’ve had to remind myself of the nutrition needs during pregnancy. I always read the labels to make sure the supplements and vitamins I’m taking are providing those nutritional needs.

So what are your nutritional needs during pregnancy? Here’s a quick rundown:

*If you are pregnant, speak your healthcare provider before taking any supplements.

I thought I was getting everything I needed, but just recently, I realized that my prenatal vitamin was not providing me with enough calcium!

Well we can’t have that, of course! Luckily, Viactiv sent me their new Calcium Soft Chews to try out.

Viactiv has launched their “What Nutrients to “Chews” When Expecting” campaign, to encourage women to get their daily calcium. With just two chews, my daily calcium needs (1000mg daily) are met! And the milk chocolate and caramel flavors are tasty- much preferable than swallowing a big pill!

The chews also include Vitamins D and K, and since they come individually wrapped, they are easy to keep in several locations, including your purse, so you’ll remember to take them each day, no matter where you are.

Baby needs calcium to grow, and if you aren’t taking in enough calcium, he or she will start draining it from your bones! You don’t need extra calcium when you are pregnant, but it is important to reach that daily recommended amount, and approximately 68% of women have a calcium deficiency.

Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews are the #1 doctor-recommended calcium chew, and they are part of the three keys to healthy bones:

  • Obtaining an adequate daily dose of calcium from your diet
  • Regular bone strengthening exercises- #BeActiv
  • Supplementing when diet is not enough

I don’t know about you, but I sure want healthy bones for life! Gotta be strong enough to chase around all these crazy kids!

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Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews are available in milk chocolate and caramel flavors at major retailers including CVS, Rite Aid, Target, and Walmart, as well as supermarkets nationwide. Print this coupon to save $2 on your next in-store purchase of Viactiv.

Learn more about Viactiv at www.Viactiv.com.

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation on behalf of Viactiv that contains affiliate links. I received Viactiv products for my own personal use. 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. Please speak with your healthcare provider regarding any medical concerns.

*OB/GYN survey data was gathered by BrandPerx on behalf of Viactiv, surveying over 1,000 participating OB/GYN’s across the country during the month of July, 2015.

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