Getting The Calcium You Need During Pregnancy

This post is sponsored by Viactiv. Opinions are my own.

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Sometimes when I think back on my pregnancies, it seems like a surreal and distant memory. Other times, it feels like it was just yesterday!

When I was pregnant, I spent a lot of time researching ways to keep myself and my baby healthy. I was very concerned with nutrition and getting the vitamins and minerals that my body and the baby needed to thrive.

While you don’t need to take in extra calcium when you are pregnant, you do need to take in enough calcium every day to meet your daily requirements of 1000 mg (for women 19+). If you don’t get enough of these nutrients in your diet, your baby’s calcium needs will be met by taking calcium from your bones, and no one wants that!

Your baby needs the right amount of calcium to build healthy teeth, bones, muscles and heart. It’s why I recommend Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews to all of my newly pregnant friends and family members. It’s such a great way to get the calcium that you and your growing baby need each and every day. Pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body, so it’s really best to stay rested, hydrated and to take your daily vitamins including Viactiv.

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Personally, I love the way Viactiv Soft Chews taste. It makes it pretty easy and enjoyable to take every day. One Viactiv Calcium Soft Chew (500 mg of calcium and 500 IU of Vitamin D) taken twice daily provides 100% of the daily value of calcium for most women plus vitamins D and K.

Plus, they are individually wrapped, so you can pop a few in your purse and enjoy them on the go each and every day. It doesn’t get any easier than that. Did I mention that they are simply delicious?

A friend of mine is having her baby shower next week and plan to include some Viactiv Soft Chews along with her gift basket!

Viactiv is available at major retailers nationwide including CVS, Rite Aid, Target, Walgreens and Walmart, as well as supermarkets nationwide.

Be sure to follow Viactiv on Instagram and Facebook. You can also pick up this great $2 off coupon and enter the #BeActiv for Baby contest on the Viactiv website.

Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews are available in milk chocolate and caramel flavors at major retailers including CVS, Rite Aid, Target, Walgreens and Walmart, as well as supermarkets nationwide. Save $2 on your next in-store purchase with the Viactiv printable coupon.   

Learn more about Viactiv at and enter their current #BeActiv with Baby giveaway.

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation on behalf of Viactiv that contains affiliate links. I received Viactiv products for my own personal use. Please speak with your healthcare provider regarding any medical concerns. This post is not intended to address or diagnose any medical conditions. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Crissy Page

Hi, I'm Crissy, the founder and editor of Parent Pretty. I'm a 30-something mom from Ohio who loves photography, my two beautiful children, and Diet Coke. You might recognize me from my main blog, Dear Crissy. You can also find me on Twitter @Crissy.

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