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Phosphorus in pregnancy

When you want to build strong bones in both you and your baby, it is important to eat phosphorus in pregnancy.

Phosphorus is also incredibly important for bodily functions like blood clotting, kidney function, tissue and cell repair, muscle contractions and a normal heart rhythm. This mineral is able to assist the body in generating and using energy. 

Phosphorus in pregnancy sources

Phosphorus can be found in generous quantities in foods that contain protein such as meat, lentils, beans, nuts and milk products. Whole grains are also a good source of phosphorus. Vegetables and fruit also contain phosphorus, but in smaller amounts.

Phosphorus works with calcium

Phosphorus requires calcium in order to help build bones.For good bone health the right amount of phosphorus and calcium is required. Additionally Vitamin D is needed to be able to absorb phosphorus well.

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Gráinne Macken

This is my second visit to Merrion Fetal, I was very pleased on both occasions. Lovely quiet waiting room, appointment was on time. The 20-week scan is very detailed we enjoyed watching our baby on the large TV screen. We got some beautiful photos. The nurse was very pleasant and talked us through all the measurements and anatomy. I would highly recommend this scanning clinic.”

Áine Gibney

I had the best experience at the Merrion Fetal Health clinic for my 20-week big scan. The staff were so friendly and so nice and the lovely lady who did my ultrasound scan was amazing. She was so thoroughgoing to absolutely everything and gave me such reassurance on how my baby was growing and developing. I would recommend any Mother to be to attend here if you are looking for a comfortable, reassuring and super pleasant experience.”

Linda O'Sullivan

Highly recommend! We had an early scan due to a little scare at the start of pregnancy and then another at 12 weeks to make sure all was good again. Helen who was scanning on both days was fantastic. We felt totally relaxed and un-rushed while she took her time finding the best angle of baby to get us the clearest pictures as keepsakes all while making sure everything was perfect with baby. She reassured us throughout and I can honestly say it was the best money we ever spent getting both scans done.

Please let Helen know we are 18 weeks now and flying along Highly recommend!

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