Pregnancy and old wives’ tales

Pregnancy and old wives’ tales

12 October 2015 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

Have you heard the tale that your teeth will become soft during pregnancy because the baby steals calcium from your teeth?

Not true. The calcium is not lost from your teeth. It’s the calcium that you consume that affects the growth of your baby.

But if enough calcium isn’t consumed then the baby will take calcium from the mother’s bones.

It’s best to have a balanced diet with adequate calcium and take supplements if recommended by your doctor.