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I’m Ngoan, 28, currently pregnant for the first time at month 5. I find out the fact that some foods contain high levels of Calcium and Iron: Pumpkin, tofu, catfish, almonds, copper shrimp, etc. and how to balance daily food intake to ensure nutritional needs; so do I need to take Calcium and Iron supplements like other pregnant mothers during my pregnancy? Some say that nutrition from food sources will be more difficult to absorb than when you take supplements – Is that true? Hope Doctor helps me answer the question.

Ta Thi Ngoan

10/04/2019 11:09 AM

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Throughout the second trimester, the fetus develops his/her height and brain very fast; so besides the foods rich...