1 March 2019
More than half of all pregnant women do not get enough calcium

Too little calcium in multivitamins for pregnant women

Multivitamins for pregnant women do not contain enough calcium to meet the recommended daily allowance. Approximately 60 percent of these women therefore get too little calcium (less than one gram per day). This increases the risk of complications for mother and child. This was the conclusion of scientists from Maastricht UMC+ and Maastricht University following a study of approximately 2,500 pregnant women in Limburg. They describe the study’s results in the European Journal of Nutrition.