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Ive heard that adding vitamins a and d to diet during pregnancy may help control skin itchiness and rashes. is this true? how much should i take?

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Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Be careful: The body does need vitamin a and d in pregnancy. However, vitamin a in high doses can cause cleft lip and palate in the baby. Your prenatal vitamin pill should have enough vitamin a. Many people are low in vitamin d. Your doctor can check your vit d level to see if you should take extra. The amount needed depends on the vitamin d level in your blood.
Dr. Roseller B. Tapangan
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Sure is!: Fat soluble vitamins , a d e k...Are very essential in pregnancy. Multivitamin s prescribed by your OB gyn should suffice ! good luck on your pregnancy !

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