. Besides, cutting the risk of Preterm birth Significantly, It also reduced the risk of Pre-eclampsia, diabetes, high blood pressure, and more.
I take 6000 IU's. I've heard that some women take 8 or 10,000 during pregnancy. I am curious to see what my numbers are when I get my blood tests next week.
Bumping up this thread !!!!!! All pregnant women should read the study!!
A new Prenatal Vitamin is out with the Theraputic Levels of Vitamin D-3. It is SuperNutrition PreNatal Blend 2!!! They always like to update their formulas to be up to date with the latest research too! (I have nothing to do with the company)
I took PreNatal Blend during my last pregnancy, but the PreNatal Blend 2 is brand new with 4000 IU vitamin D-3!!! (The same amount used in the study that resulted in Pregnancy complications cut in half)
or you can just take a small gelcap of Vitamin D-3.
There are SO many positive studies about vitamin D that have been published in the last couple years. Most of you probably know this, but Vit D is actually a hormone precursor essential for several body functions (not a typical "vitamin"). And most of us are deficient due to ineffective sunlight time:
When my mother was tested low, she was prescribed 50,000 IU once/wk by her MD until her levels were restored, and now takes 800 IU/day. However, she's not pregnant & does not have the same needs. Personally, I am currently supplementing w/ 4000 IU & plan to do so throughout breastfeeding.
Toxicity at 400 IU was an assumption made by the medical community based on now outdated information. Look at the new studies.
It was publised in the AAP Journal, May 2010? You will have to do a pubmed search...
Vitamin D is now proven to help Prevent Gestational Diabetes in a new study!
Awesome! I think I'm in the clear as far as diabetes and preterm birth go, but I did have pre-eclampsia last time and would like to avoid getting it again. It's winter here, and I've been supping with (depending on the day) either 1/2-1 tsp of Blue Ice fermented CLO and butter oil, or two 1000-IU vitamin D tablets a day. No idea what my levels are like, but I'll be having another blood test soon to check my iron levels before I give birth - I guess I could ask them to check my vitamin D levels at the same time?