While the concern for cute cloths and a possible swim suit will be on the minds of most young ladies, the real focus needs to be on: Bones. Pregnancy has a way of wearing down the strength of bones. The extra weight causes the tiny bones in the foot to take on more strain, lower back bones are not receiving as much movement, and the nourishment of mom's bones are going to baby. Focus really needs to be on the bones.
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A little effort with the better food choices will accomplish so much more than the prenatal vitamins doctors prescribe, though they are important too.
- Calcium: broccoli, sardines, canned salmon with bones, dried figs, almonds, and sesame seeds, along with calcium fortified orange juice and soy milk
- Vitamin D: for calcium absorption, with the sun providing the best source of D, taking 10 minutes a day with skin protection
- B vitamins: are best taken in the form of nutritional yeast which is naturally fermented to achieve a perfect balance of all the B's and amino acids, though green vegetables, whole grains, and citrus fruits will help, if fermented products cause allergies
- Potassium: also very important for calcium absorption, and so bananas, bananas, bananas