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Second Trimester

14-26 weeks gestation

Calcium is very important during pregnancy, because it helps make your baby's teeth and bones. Calcium may also prevent leg and muscle cramps in pregnant women. If you don't get enough calcium, your body takes this mineral from your bones to get the baby what it needs. This may contribute to osteoporosis as you age.

You need at least 1,200 milligrams of calcium per day. This is 50% more than you needed before you were pregnant. You may need more than the recommended amount if you are under 25, because your bones need calcium too. You also need more calcium if you drink caffeine, because caffeine makes it harder for your body to absorb calcium. If you think you are not getting enough calcium, you may need a calcium supplement in addition to any prenatal vitamins you are taking.

Calcium deficiency in pregnant women cause increased blood pressure, myocyte contraction and arteriolar constriction.

Vitamin A (retinol) 4000 I.U. *
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine hydrochloride) 1.6mg
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 1.8mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride) 2.6mg
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) 4.0mcg
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 100.0mg
Vitamin D 500 I.U. **
Vitamin E (dl-α-tocopherol acetate) 15 I.U. ***
Vitamin B5 10.0mg
Biotin 0.2mg
Folic acid 0.8mg
Calcium 1,200 mg
Iron 60.0mg
Magnesium 100.0mg
Manganese 1.0mg
Copper 1.0mg
Phosphorus 125.0mg
Zinc 7.5mg
Choline 450 mg

* corresponding to 1200mcg of retinol
** corresponding to 12.5mcg of cholecalciferol
*** corresponding to 15.0mg of dl-α-tocopherol acetate

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