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High Doses of Vitamin D May Cut Pregnancy Risks
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Andie_WebMD_Staff posted:
There is a new article on WebMD Health News that shares research findings on the role Vitamin D plays during pregnancy.

Pregnant Women and Vitamin D: Researchers say taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy can prevent preterm labor/births and infections. Vitamin D is good for the immune system and bone health. The greatest effects were seen among women taking 4,000 IU of vitamin D per day.
Why It Matters: Vitamin D is important for maternal and infant health. Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy is, however, a serious public health problem. Researchers say diet and sun do not provide the amount of vitamin D needed.


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ElanaK responded:
Is it ok to take more than 4000IU? Because I already take about 700 in my prenatal and calcium, but I can only find 1000, 2000 and 4000 IU pills. I don't want to take 3000 700 and be under, but is it ok to take 4000 700?
 
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bitesizehoney replied to ElanaK's response:
The article states that even up to 10,000 IU is okay to take, but that's a jump from the normal 700 you take everyday from your prenatals. The subject is still under review, but I don't see any harm in taking the 3,700 daily. That way it wouldn't be too much or too little.
 
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Starla_94 responded:
I'd talk to your doc first before takeing Vitamins outside of the prenatals!! i don't know the affects of overdosing on D..

you can on C.. B vitamins are nearly impossible to od on.. but not sure about D.. wish i could find my book i have for vitamin research when i was looking into helpin gmy Immune issuesand tyroid issues with vitamin regimine even thou the doc said take this and that.. i was checking on them anyway :)


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