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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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