By | 2018-08-21
Importance of Vitamins And Nutrition's During Pregnancy - Part 2

The information included here will help you learn all about calcium and vitamin D, the two most important nutrients for bone health and very necessary supplements for your pregnancy. Pons Medical Research wishes you a good healthy pregnancy! Pons Medical Research will tell you about importance of nutrients like Calcium and Vitamin D, which compliments each other and will help you to have the perfect pregnancy and healthy baby. When you choose surrogacy agency that is expert in PGD IVF and IVF Cycle you must ensure the surrogacy agency is also expert in nutrition and meeting all the important requirements and PGD Steps during IVF Cycle. Calcium Calcium is a mineral that is necessary for normal healthy life. In addition to building bones and keeping them healthy, calcium helps our blood clot, nerves send messages and muscles contract, it develops a normal heart rhythm and also the deficit of calcium effects at all organs and systems of the body. Taking the daily dose of Calcium can also reduce your risk of hypertension and preeclampsia. About 99 percent of this mineral in our bodies is in our bones and teeth. Each day, we lose calcium through our skin, nails, hair, sweat, urine and feces, but our bodies cannot produce new calcium. That’s why it’s important to try to get calcium from the food we eat. When we don’t get enough calcium for our body’s needs, it is taken from our bones. So, when the pregnant woman has not enough free Calcium in her blood for the growth of the baby’s bones, her body will destroy its own bones and teeth. In developing countries (where pregnant women can’t have a normal and healthy nutrition and important supplements) there is a joke: that child stills mother’s teeth (during the pregnancy and because of Calcium deficit, of course). How much calcium should I take? If your age is from 19 till 50 – 1000mg of calcium intake per day. If you are 18 or younger – 1300 of calcium intake per day. Food sources of Calcium The top sources are Milk and dairy products, but also you can find this mineral in canned fish, calcium-fortified cereal, juice, soy, bread and rice, etc. Also, you can drink special mineral water, enriched with Calcium. You should have 3-4 servings of dairy products per day. Should I take a calcium supplement? When you take a Complex of Parental Vitamins you get only 150 mg of Calcium daily. If you are not sure that you have enough Calcium from the food, you can ask your doctor for a supplement. But you should know that your body can’t absorb more than 500 mg at one time, so you should take your calcium supplement at low doses several times a day. Vitamin D Your body needs Vitamin D to absorb calcium. So be sure to get also enough amount of vitamin D in your pregnancy diet. The deficit of this vitamin can lead to abnormal bone growth, fractures or rickets in newborns. Also, the last studies of Vitamin D show us that the deficit of this vitamin can have very bad effects as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, preterm birth and low weight. Vitamin D has very important role in immune function, healthy cell division and bone health. Many studies find a connection between low amount of Vitamin D in organism and increased risk of certain types of cancers, autoimmune diseases, neurological diseases, insulin resistance and cardiovascular diseases. Food sources of Vitamin D Fish liver oil, salmon, eggs, some cheeses, yogurts (but not the all), milk, etc., include Vitamin D, but the most important source of this vitamin is the Sun. Our skin uses the sun’s rays to produce Vitamin D. If there are a little amount of sunny days in your city – you will need extra Vitamin D from Supplements. Also, at the cold seasons our body increases the need of this vitamin from 2 up to 4 times. Using sunscreens decreases the ability of your body to catch sun rays (in some cases it is very good, for example – the protection from radioactive sun rays or when you take sunbathes more than 10 minutes), so try to catch the most healthy sun from sunrise until 10 a.m. and from 4 – 5 p.m. when the sun rays are not very intense and they will not be harmful for your body. You should not to have special sunbathes – 15-30 minutes’ walk under sun will be enough. The best way to know what amount of Vitamin D exactly your body needs is to make a blood test. Ask your doctor for this analysis and ask for an extra supplement of this vitamin, if a deficiency is revealed. Always remember: your health is in your own hands. Pons Medical Research is a leading surrogacy provider in Ukraine with expertise in PGD IVF fertility treatments. Pons Medical has added as part of its general fertility protocols the necessary PGD Steps during IVF Cycle though a IVF Cycle without PGD is also possible. Pons Medical Research wishes you a good pregnancy and a healthy child! We will answer on the most popular questions at this theme. Written by; Dr. Nataly Yakovleva Pons Medical Research