For plant-based sources, add more legumes, dried fruits, and leafy greens to your diet.
Calcium is necessary for the development of your baby’s bones, teeth, heart, and nerves. If you don’t get enough calcium during pregnancy, your body will take what’s necessary for the baby from your own bones. If this happens, conditions like osteoporosis can affect you later in life. Make sure you’re getting the recommended 1,200 milligrams of calcium per day.
Some common calcium-rich foods include: