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Is it safe to eat foods rich in vitamin a while pregnant. foods like carrot, sweet potatoes etc. thank you.?

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Dr. Christopher Moeller answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Too much vitamin a causes birth defects. Ask your OB about safe amount of dietary sources.

Answered Jun 10, 2014

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Dr. Richard Bensinger answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

You are concerned about the birth defect warning for carotenoid containing medications like retinol cream. The concentration of product in these is high and thus the risk. The amount of vitamin a in all vegetable foods and the the of vitamin a in these foods is easily handled properly by your digestive and metabolism systems so there is no harm to the developing fetus.

Answered Mar 17, 2015

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