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Doctor insights on: How Much Vitamin D3 Should Pregnant Women Take

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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?

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

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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


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Is it okay to take vitamin d injection if I'm trying to get pregnant?

Is it okay to take vitamin d injection if I'm trying to get pregnant?

Vit D3: Everyones reproductive situation is different and I would discuss this with my obgyn. Are you low in vit d3 and has a blood test confirmed this? ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vitamin D 25 ùg while pregnant?

Is it safe to take vitamin D 25 ùg while pregnant?

Yes: Yes vitamin D at the normal dose like 1000 units today is generally safe pregnancy just check on anything you take with your OB/GYN ...Read more

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Is citracal + vitamin d safe to take when pregnant?

Is citracal + vitamin d safe to take when pregnant?

Yes: Not sure it is needed, but will not hurt. May contribute to a kidney stone. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take vitamin d with calcium when your pregnant?

Is it ok to take vitamin d with calcium when your pregnant?

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

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Is it safe to take calcium and vitamin d during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take calcium and vitamin d during pregnancy?

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 more

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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

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

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Can you take vitamin d pills and prenatal vitamins when you are pregnant?

Can you take vitamin d pills and prenatal vitamins when you are pregnant?

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

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What happens if a pregnant woman has a vitamin d definciency, will her baby have an underdeveloped skeletal system?

What happens if a pregnant woman has a vitamin d definciency, will her baby have an underdeveloped skeletal system?

Take vitamin D: Hi. Why doesn't the pregnant woman just take enough vitamin D??? And no, the fetal skeleton will recover fine once it gets enough vitamin D, so in the long run, the child's skeleton will be fine with adequate vitamin D and calcium. ...Read more

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do u know the proper amt of vitamin d, calcium & iron to take during pregnancy? I've just been eating a lot of cheese/ milk hoping this helps

do u know the proper amt of vitamin d, calcium & iron to take during pregnancy? I've just been eating a lot of cheese/ milk hoping this helps

Prenatal vitamins: Since a lot of cheese and milk adds a lot of fat and calories, consider a prenatal vitamin, which also contains other nutrients recommended during pregnancy, unless you are positive that your diet includes the same things. Here is a list of what a pregnant woman needs: http://www. Webmd. Com/baby/guide/prenatal-vitamins ...Read more

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If I only drink coconut milk during my pregnancy will I need to take additional vitamin d and calcium besides what is provided in prenatal vitamins?

If I only drink coconut milk during my pregnancy will I need to take additional vitamin d and calcium besides what is provided in prenatal vitamins?

Coconut milk has: Sugars in it, and is not a high source for Vitamin D3 and calcium. What is most important is taking your prenatal vitamins, and having a diet rich in vegetables that are high in trace minerals including calcium. Organic preferred, and green leafy or cooked veges. Use the milk sparingly as it is carbohydrate rich, and can increase sugar levels. Work with your doctor on this, and your nutritionist. ...Read more

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I'm almost 5 weeks pregnant. Can I take vitamin D and Iron along with folic acid? When shall I take calcium??

I'm almost 5 weeks pregnant. Can I take vitamin D and Iron along with folic acid? When shall I take calcium??

You can: As your nutritional needs will increase with a growing fetus in you. The best dosing plan for you should come as a joint plan between you and your OB. Best of luck and congratulations. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 5, 000 units of vitamin d & omega-3 along with my prenatal vitamins? Is it ok to take them both before and after pregnancy?

Is it safe to take 5, 000 units of vitamin d & omega-3 along with my prenatal vitamins? Is it ok to take them both before and after pregnancy?

No: That is an extremely high dose of vitamin d. More recent studies have suggested that these high doses are not warranted or advisable. Discuss with your OB doc before you start taking these various supplements. I would stay with Folic Acid and prenatal vitamins only. ...Read more

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Can I have a vitamin d deficiency even though I take a prenatal vitamin (not pregnant) everyday that has 100% of daily value? Bone pain. I have itp.

Can I have a vitamin d deficiency even though I take a prenatal vitamin (not pregnant) everyday that has 100% of daily value? Bone pain. I have itp.

Think ITP: Think like a doctor: you have a diagnosis -- itp. Before you look for another cause of your "bone" (leg?) pain, try to connect it with your established diagnosis. Itp is a pro-clotting disorder; could your "bone" pain be in fact due to a blood clot in a deep vein? This – but not vitamin d deficiency – would be my first (and major) concern. ...Read more

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How much vitamin d and folic a while pregnant?

Ask your Ob: The main thing is to eat "god made" food and avoid the "man made" stuff. Your OB should provide you with the necessary vitamins. ...Read more

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Is 1800iu of vitamin d too much during pregnancy? Thanks!

Is 1800iu of vitamin d too much during pregnancy? Thanks!

Probably not enough!: Most adults need to take about 5000 iu of vit. D3 to achieve optimal levels. However, in spring & summer if you spend time in the midday sun without sunscreen you don't need to take any. In general people don't get toxic unless taking at least 40, 000 iu/day for months, so vit d has a wide margin of safety. I advise taking vit a & k along with d for maximum benefits. Limit a to 5000 iu if pregnant. ...Read more

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Is taking vitamin d safe if your pregnant and which is better 400unit or 1000?

Yes: Yes, vitamin d is safe during pregnancy, and is in fact often recommended during pregnancy, as low levels can potentially be harmful. The proper dose depends on you, and is something that should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is taking vitamin d safe in early pregnancy?

Is taking vitamin d safe in early pregnancy?

Yes, and recommended: Vitamin d is essential in pregnancy. Actually it should have begun before pregnancy, as it takes 3 mos. To reach appropriate levels with just daily replacement, unless you load up with high doses at the beginning of therapy. Check w/your ob. Calcium is also important. As well as folate and prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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Vitamin d overdose concern since pregnant?

Vitamin d overdose concern since pregnant?

Yes: Vitamin d is a fat soluble vitamin so there is a concern about overdose in pregnancy.

I would ask your doctor before supplementing to see if you need it or not. ...Read more

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What are the consequences on the baby if the mother has law vitamin d during pregnancy?

What are the consequences on the baby if the mother has law vitamin d during pregnancy?

Several: This can affect brain development, possible obesity trend as well as bone development in the baby. ...Read more

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5 weeks pregnant. Had been taking 4, 000-5, 000 IU vitamin D3 daily. I read that high doses can cause birth defects in first trimester. Should I worry?

5 weeks pregnant. Had been taking 4, 000-5, 000 IU vitamin D3 daily. I read that high doses can cause birth defects in first trimester. Should I worry?

Vitamin D: Most women do not need that much vitamin D on a daily basis but if your obstetrician has uncovered very low levels follow that advice. Otherwise go to a store and purchase bottles of either 1000 or 2000 units. Usually you do not need an expensive vitamin D test. ...Read more

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Starting my 3rd trimester, very low risk pregnancy. Curious about taking 500mg Niacin orally. Use Vitamin D3 and B12 for mild depression.

Starting my 3rd trimester, very low risk pregnancy. Curious about taking 500mg Niacin orally. Use Vitamin D3 and B12 for mild depression.

Category C drug: You a bodybuilder? LOL The "skinny" on this is that niacin is a vasodilator which is why bodybuilders love it (just ask Arnold). It ain't half bad lowering cholesterol as well. But it's labeled a Cat. C risk during pregnancy. That means harm to baby CANNOT BE RULED OUT, Probably safe up to about 18mg daily but best advice is to check with your doctor. Wanna chat? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I'm low on Vitamin D now and believe I was throughout pregnancy. My baby is now 7mo. What long lasting effects my potential deficiency could have?

I'm low on Vitamin D now and believe I was throughout pregnancy. My baby is now 7mo. What long lasting effects my potential deficiency could have?

Effects: Probably none. Go to your pharmacy and buy over-the-counter vitamin D capsuled - 100 per bottle. Comes in capsules of 1000 or 2000 units per capsule, and not expensive. ...Read more