Prenatal vitamins only contain beta-carotene. My diet includes foods with preformed vitamin a and carotenoid and wonder if my baby will be deficient.

Avoid preformed Vit. Preformed vit a is the most common known source of birth defects. That is the risk to the baby. Also avoid any additional beta carotene. Foods contain a variety of carotenes. Eat normal vegies and fruits..Note that metformin causes low vit b12. B12 can be checked by a blood test or it can be supplied as a supplement which is not a risk to the baby. Do not take preformed vit a except in very small.

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My prenatal vitamins contain 4, 000 iu of vitamin a. Vitamin a (as palmitate 2, 000 iu, beta-carotene 2, 000 iu). Is this amount safe?

Should be. If it is a recognized prenatal vitamin the people who make it know that the vit a should be present but not too high that is one reason u take a prenatal and not a multivitamin cause multi have too much vit a for pregnancy and any ?S like this should be directed to your obgyn, so make a list so u do not forget during your visits or call in between if necessary. Read more...

I'm taking prenatal vitamins as I'm ttc. They have 4, 000 iu vitamin a as beta-carotene. I eat lots leafy greens such as kale. Is that dangerous?

Not at all . Taking 10, 000 iu of pre-formed vit a during pregnancy is hazardous; docs generally advise limiting a to 4-8000 iu to be safe, but your prenatal contains no vitamin a; beta carotene is not vit a but a precursor your body can convert to a as needed. Beta carotene is not hazardous. See http://www.Care2.Com/greenliving/is-vitamin-a-safe-for-pregnant-women.Html ; http://teratology.Org/pubs/vitamina.Htm. Read more...

Balanced diet during pregnancy now that aversions are gone. Vitamin has vitamin a from beta carotene only and no choline. 14 weeks. Deficiency?

Should be ok... A normal healthy pregnant woman eating a balanced diet and taking prenatal vitamins, in the United States or similar developed countries, does not need to worry about vitamin deficiencies. If she has a pre-existing disease that causes nutritional problems, then her ob-gyn and a nutritionist can investigate to see if changes in diet or supplements are needed. Read more...

What are vitamin a rich foods that needed to be avoided during pregnancy? I know beta carotene format is the best

NONE! It is important to have adequate vitamin a in pregnancy- not enough can cause fetal growth retardation & blindness. The only hazard is more than 10, 000 iu of preformed a in the first weeks of pregnancy. It is virtually impossible to get that much from food- one would need to have 22 servings of milk, 40 eggs or 42 servings of salmon every day to get that much vitamin a! Read more...

Is it ok to use rose hip oil and vitamin E oil during pregnancy? I heard rose hip oil is high vitamin a. Is this beta carotene based?

Yes. No more than 10, 000 iu of preformed vitamin a should be taken during pregnancy but preformed vitamin a is only found in animal foods (meat, eggs, dairy). There are no vegetarian sources of actual vitamin a- any "vitamin a" said to be in those foods are from carotenes and those are very safe in pregnancy. See http://www.Care2.Com/greenliving/is-vitamin-a-safe-for-pregnant-women.Html. Read more...