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Hi ladies. I wanted to post this because I think vitamin D supplementation in early pregnancy to prevent complications is a newer idea. My midwife has begun recommending vitamin D testing to all of her clients simply because she is seeing a trend of deficiency in MOST of her pregnant clients. And guess what? We live in San Diego. It is sunny here and most people like to get out and enjoy it so I'm surprised to hear so many of us are lacking in this important nutrient. Normal range is 30 to 40 and my test results were 22.5. She has suggested supplementation in the 3000-4000 IU range. I have to do more reading but what she said is that deficiency is being linked to such pregnancy complications as PIH and preterm labor. Maybe worth talking with you midwife or OB about!