Calcium is an important part of a balanced prenatal diet. Keep in mind you need 1200mg/day! At about 36 weeks pregnancy, the baby's bones start to ossify. So if you have been free of low calcium symptoms and then they start at about this time, you probably need to up your calcium intake.
Here are some great sources of calcium that you should incorporate into your diet on a regular basis.
|broccoli||1/2 cup cooked||89|
|carob flour||1/4 cup||120|
|cheese, natural||1 ounce||225|
|collard greens (leaves)||1 cup cooked||360|
|cottage cheese||1 cup||138|
|kale||1 cup cooked||210|
|mustard greens||1 cup cooked||190|
|sardines w/ bones||3 oz.||372|
|sesame seeds||1 Tb.||105|
|turnip greens||1 cup cooked||250|