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I was just prescribed 50,000 units Vitamin D per week (I take one pill a week) from my midwife. Anyone else taking a vitamin D supplement? How much? My levels weren't even tested during my first pregnancy, so it took me by surprise. I do take a prenatal, but it only provides 30% of daily recommended allowance.
 

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I take 4000 IU a day (so 28,000IU a week).<br><br>
This is based on my levels via blood test and has been tweaked over the past year (I think I started at 5000 IU, got down to 3000 IU before I was preggo, then got bumped back up to 4000 based on my latest blood tests).<br><br>
It was actually my PCP (an osteopath) who originally requested the testing and "prescribed" the supplement, but since I got pregnant my midwives have been in the loop (and they are happy PCP is handling it as apparently insurance doesn't have issue w/ the PCP requesting the vit d test but gives the midwives grief??? Go figure.)
 

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I had to mega dose last year, because I was so deficient.<br><br>
Now that (I think) my levels are where they should be, I take 4,000 units a day of D3.
 

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I am also taking 4,000 iu a day (drops). I haven't yet gotten results from the bloodtest my mw took last week. But I was tested last June and found to be at the low end of normal (32). DS has tooth issues which I think can be attributed in part to my low Vit D levels when I was pregnant with him. I also had pre-eclampsia with him, and there is now some research (according to my mw) that low Vit. D can contribute to pre-e.
 

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I tested my serum Vitamin D levels about 6 months ago and it was 30, which is sub-optimal. During winter I was taking 10,000 IU and now I take 5000 IU, in addition to the miniscule amount I get in my pre-natals. I'll be getting my Vitamin D level tested again soon. I've heard that you need 1000 IU/ 25 lbs of body weight for maintining after an optimum level has been reached.
 

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My OB mentioned this as well, and he was really happy I was supplementing with D3. He said it helps in a lot of ways while pregnant, but he specifically mentioned pre-e.
 

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I take 5000 IU a day in drop form. My acupuncturist recommended it after testing my blood and finding me deficient. I started before I conceived and have continued through out my pregnancy (I'm 39 weeks now). I'm not sure how much the Vitamin D has contributed but so far, the pregnancy has been a very healthy one!
 

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I also take about 4-6000iu (mg?) a day. I take more if I am feeling run down or there's stuff (colds, flus) going around. I have taken as much as 10000/day but not since PG. I was tested early in my PG and my levels were on the lower side of normal, this is after taking about 6000-10000 plus it was closer to summer.
 
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