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Hi mamas,

I want to start taking my cod liver oil. I avoided it in the 1st tri, since my prenatal has 5,000 IU of Vit A already (rainbow light 6 a day) and I didn't want to add to that.

So, am I ok with the 5,000 IU plus 400-900 IU extra? My prenatal also has 800 IU of Vit D and the cod liver oil has 1-12 IU.

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Hi mamas,

I want to start taking my cod liver oil. I avoided it in the 1st tri, since my prenatal has 5,000 IU of Vit A already (rainbow light 6 a day) and I didn't want to add to that.

So, am I ok with the 5,000 IU plus 400-900 IU extra? My prenatal also has 800 IU of Vit D and the cod liver oil has 1-12 IU.
Youll be fine with the Vit D. Im assuming down in Texas you wear sunblock sometimes? I dont have a good answer to the A.. Id think that since Cod Liver oil as not synthetic you'd be fine.. I'd probably just switch my prenatals and take the Cod liver oil if in doubt. Here is a pretty popular guideline breakdown.. http://trit.us/basicnutrition/clarifications.html



One thing about the cod liver oil pregnant women should know is that it can increase pregnancy length by an average of 6+ days. Great if you are prone to go early, not so great if you are a primip or someone who goes late. Ive heard midwives suggest that you stop supplementing by atleast 36 weeks and resume after birth.
http://altmed.creighton.edu/Omega3FA/evidence.html
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That is a VERY good piece of info to know! I am pregnant with my second, take CLO, was low-risk with my first for pre-term delivery, and the lady who I am interviewing to be my midwife next week is going on vacation two weeks after my due date. While I certainly am not going to rush things on purpose, I also don't want to draw things out either.



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One thing about the cod liver oil pregnant women should know is that it can increase pregnancy length by an average of 6+ days. Great if you are prone to go early, not so great if you are a primip or someone who goes late. Ive heard midwives suggest that you stop supplementing by atleast 36 weeks and resume after birth.
http://altmed.creighton.edu/Omega3FA/evidence.html
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