This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews. All opinions are 100% mine.
When I was pregnant with Hilde, I chipped a tooth while eating a bowl of cereal. No joke. After Bruce and I laughed at the crazy situation, I figured I needed to let my doctor know and also call the dentist. It was just a couple days before my next doctor’s appointment so when I went in, I told her the story. “You need to start taking calcium ASAP” was her response to my freak incident. Those precious babies growing inside us devour calcium and it they are not getting enough, they steal it from our bones!
Calcium is important in anyone’s diet but especially so for us pregnant ladies! A growing baby needs calcium to build a healthy heart, teeth, bones, muscles, and nerves and when our diets are not providing enough calcium, they pull from our own resources. It is quite awe inspiring that they do that! They know what they need to grow, and our bodies just selflessly give it to them. But weakened bones and low calcium reserves isn’t something we just need to deal with during pregnancy, we actually need to make sure that our diet covers both mama and baby in the calcium department by getting 100% of the calcium needed daily.
I learned my lesson with baby #1 so this pregnancy I have been taking extra calcium in the form of Viactiv® ! Viactiv has 30% more calcium with half the sugar and calories compared to leading gummy supplements and comes in delicious flavors. In fact, 9 out of 10 OB/GYNs recommend Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews during pregnancy*
They come in both milk chocolate or caramel flavors and are also individually wrapped so they are easy to take on the go! You can find Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews at major retailers and food stores including Target, Walmart, Rite Aid, and CVS! For a full list of where to find them, Click Here!
It is also important to keep up your calcium intake into breastfeeding – so really, I haven’t stopped taking calcium since that fateful day when I chipped my tooth! Haha! Taking care of both mama and baby is something that needs to start right away so that both can be happy and healthy.
PS: Please talk with your doctor before taking any supplements. This post is not intended to address or diagnose any medical conditions. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Thank you!
*In a 2017 BrandPerx Survey of 1,000 OB/GYN practices, 8 out of 10 OB/GYNs recommend a calcium supplement during pregnancy and 9 out of 10 of these doctors recommend Viactiv.