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How Much Vitamin D3 Should Pregnant Women Take
Is vitamin d supplement recommended for pregnant women with a level of 22? Will low vit D affect baby/pregnancy? Safe to take with prenatals?
Very important : Vitamin D3 is a critical hormone and plays an important role in fetal development. An optimal level is 50ng/dl so you need to supplement. Work with your doctor to put a plan in place. Go here for more information http://m.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Obstetric-Practice/Vitamin-D-Screening-and-Supplementation-During-Pregnancy?IsMobileSet=true ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Why you want vitD in: Vitamin d injections are painful and unneccessary.If you have low vit d blood level you can be treated with loading doses of vit d 50000 units by mouth followed by maitainance dose daily.Discuss with your doctor this option, it is ok to take vit d if you are trying to get pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to take too much vitamin d while pregnant? I've been told to take 10000 iu a day. I am 36 weeks and have taken this amount since 34
10,000 not too much: Yes, it is possible to take too much vit. D, but 10, 000 iu/day is a safe dose. Toxicity has never been documented with doses under 40, 000 units/day. It often takes doses of 10, 000 iu/day to achieve optimal blood levels. Taking vit. D during pregnancy reduces chances of preterm labor, preeclampsia & diabetes. See http://www.Webmd.Com/baby/news/20100504/high-doses-of-vitamin-d-may-cut-pregnancy-risk. ...Read more
Yes: Not sure it is needed, but will not hurt. May contribute to a kidney stone. ...Read more
Yes: It is important to take vitamin d and calcium when pregnant to protect against bone loss and to maximize the skeletal development of the baby. Many women have been shown to be vitamin d deficient in recent years. A serum 25ohd test should be done to document a normal level. The dose of vitamin d to take depends on what level you start at. ...Read more
Your prenatal: Shoudl have enough vit d in it vit d is fat soluable so it is posible to take too much, if u take extra. ...Read more
Yes: Building healthy bones & teeth. While your bones provide an abundant supply of calcium for your developing baby, you can insure you're not depleted of this vital mineral by taking 1500mg of calcium and 400 units of vitamin d daily while pregnant and breastfeeding too. While many prenatal vitamins contain the later, they often don't have enough calcium. Dairy products or a supplement will suffice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 4 months pregnant and was prescribed metronidazole and se-natal for prenatal. I am also takng vitamin D3 daily Is it safe to take all 3 together?
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