Super Foods + Smart Advice = The Best Prenatal Diet
Learn these food “equations” and apply them to your prenatal diet to keep you and your baby healthy.
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Dairy Foods + Canned Sardines/Salmon = Strong Baby Bones
You need 1,000 milligrams of calcium every day to build your baby’s teeth and bones. Not getting enough could harm you, too. “Inadequate calcium intake may cause bone loss and tooth damage in mothers,” warns OB-GYN Sharon Sutherland, M.D., an assistant professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in Ohio.
That’s because your body drains calcium from your bones to strengthen the baby’s, which could lead to osteoporosis as you get older (see “Osteoporosis Prevention").
MORE CALCIUM SOURCES: Fortified cereals, breads, oatmeal and orange juice; collard greens.