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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Eat Other Vitamin D Foods With Pills In Pregnancy

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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 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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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 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

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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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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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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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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

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What would be signs of rickets on an 8mo baby? I have low levels of vitamin D now but ignore levels @ pregnancy. Baby crawls, sits, walks, stands.

What would be signs of rickets on an 8mo baby? I have low levels of vitamin D now but ignore levels @ pregnancy. Baby crawls, sits, walks, stands.

Rickets: Signs of rickets in infants including box shaped head, delayed development, widening of space in the wrist joints, beads on the ribs, called rosary beads, irritable children. Vitamin d comes also from sun exposure. If the child has a healthy diet and proper sun exposure, your child should be fine. ...Read more

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I'm taking pregnancy care and acid folic tabs. I've heard that vitamin d is bad when ttc. True?

I'm taking pregnancy care and acid folic tabs. I've heard that vitamin d is bad when ttc. True?

Vitamin D: In spring and summer vitamin D is not needed unless you are dressed from head to foot. That said, vitamin D is available at the Pharmacy without a prescription and bottles containing 125 capsules at 1000 units per capsule. The cost is about $10. ...Read more

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I have low vitamin D is that why there's a faint line on a pregnancy test it's happened before like that?

I have low vitamin D is that why there's a faint line on a pregnancy test it's happened before like that?

No effect: your vitamin D level should not have any effect on your pregnancy test results. I would not expect for vitamin D to have any interaction with your excretion of beta hCG, which is the protein that is picked up by the urine test. ...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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26.9 ng/mL vitamin D 7 months postpartum. Unsure if levels were low during pregnancy. Risk of rickets and tooth issues for my baby? No teeth yet, 8 mo

26.9 ng/mL vitamin D 7 months postpartum. Unsure if levels were low during pregnancy. Risk of rickets and tooth issues for my baby? No teeth yet, 8 mo

Give baby Vit D: Ideal Vit D levels are >30, so yours is marginal. It is never too late to start Vit D supplement for your infant. Breast milk has minimal Vit D but formulas are usually fortified with vitamins and 32 oz will provide about 400 IU a day. Current recommendations for infants 6-12 mo has been raised to 600 U/d or 800 if premature at birth, and a 1000/day after 12 month. Teeth often erupt after 9 mo ...Read more

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What foods should I eat to get a good source of vitamin d?

What foods should I eat to get a good source of vitamin d?

Fortified foods: The flesh of fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and fish liver oils are among the best sources. Small amounts of vitamin d are found in beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks. Some mushrooms provide vitamin d2 in variable amounts. Ready-to-eat breakfast cereals often contain added vitamin d, as do some brands of orange juice, yogurt, margarine and other food products. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food safety refers to the safe preparation and storage of food in the home. Most often, this refers to adequately cooking meats to kill off harmful bacteria. Food safety may also refer to the safe production of food ...Read more


Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin D (Definition)

Vitamin d is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more