I was hoping that someone could help clear this up for me:
Vitamin A! I know that it is not recommended during pregnancy (as in a supplement, eating vitamin A rich vegies/food is different)..so, my question is, what am I allowed to have? Specifically those ready to drink "breakfast drinks" like Up n Go, Sustagen (sp) etc.. they are somewhat considered a supplement and I love to drink them instead of eating breakfast.. at least a few times a week, but it says that Up n Go contains Vitamin A. As it is not coming directly from an actual food source (like a carrot) and the drink is made to be used as a dietry supplement, is it OK?
I've asked this before, but still confused.. I've tried googling some info, but the info still didn't clarify. Does anyone know?
Here's what I found:
*Supplementing with vitamin A is not recommended in any form during pregnancy.Check the labels of any multivitamins you are taking to make sure they do not contain vitamin A (although small doses may not be of great concern).
High levels of vitamin A during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy have been shown to cause birth defects in some babies. This can affect the baby's eyes, face, brain and skeleton as well as their intellectual development. *