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Where To Get Calcium Naturally During Pregnancy

What Natural Foods Have Calcium?

During pregnancy, it is important to consume adequate amounts of calcium.

Calcium is necessary to support the musculoskeletal, nervous, and circulatory systems. Pregnant women who do not consume sufficient amounts of calcium are at greater risk of developing osteoporosis later in life.

Pregnant and lactating women need 1000 mg of calcium per day; pregnant and lactating teens need 1300 mg of calcium per day. This leads many to ask, where can you get Calcium naturally?

Where to Get Calcium Naturally During Pregnancy

Below is a list of some foods where you can get calcium naturally:

Fruit/Vegetables

  • Collard greens
  • Broccoli rabe
  • Cress
  • Kale
  • Green soybeans
  • Bok choy
  • Rhubarb
  • Figs (dried)
  • Broccoli
  • Oranges

Dairy

  • Ricotta cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Milk
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • American cheese
  • Feta cheese
  • Cottage cheese
  • Frozen yogurt
  • Ice cream
  • Parmesan cheese

Fish

  • Sardines
  • Salmon
  • Shrimp

Beans

  • White beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Red beans

Fortified foods

  • Rice milk, almond milk, or soy milk (fortified)
  • Orange juice (fortified)
  • Oatmeal (fortified)
  • Cereal (fortified)

Other foods

  • Wakame

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