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    Hi mums/expecting mums

    Just wondered I just got a letter from my ob saying my vitamin d was low (37). I take blackmores pregnancy vitamin each day and the letter says to add 1 vitamin d tablet.

    Can you take to much vitamin d?




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    You're incredibly unlikely to end up with too much vit D with one tablet of any dosage sold. Low vit D in pregnancy has serious implications for your pregnancy and the health of the baby so shouldn't be taken lightly.
    I had low vitamin D with my last pregnancy and had pre-eclampsia (which has been linked to lack of vitamin D in many studies). My GP said that I should aim for a D level of 125 before getting pregnant again. She also said that the blackmores pregnancy supplements are very low dosage and inadequate supplementation for most minerals, vitamins and EFAs
    best of luck with your pregnancy

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    I had low Vitamin D as well. You can take too much but it's not easy to do so as you can't really get it from food. Vitamin D is from sunlight so chances are if you're low, it's because of your lifestyle. I took Ostelin, 1 capsule a day. Best to check and see how much they want you to take. I was also told to get 10 mins of sun every day. I did both and it still stayed pretty low. Also, I think it's vitamin A that in excess can actually hamper the effect of Vitamin D so you need to see how much of that you're getting in your diet as well. It's all a bit complicated - really best to speak to a doctor about t.

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    I am also low in vitamin d and my doctor has recommend I take 3 tablets daily! She said that this will ensure that I have a healthy level of vitamin d quickly but she definitely recommended to continue this dose until I give birth. Only then will we reassess my levels and possibly change the dose. I hope this helps

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    My naturopath ( I recommend you see one to make sure you get your dosage right) had me on 2x 1000IU vitamin D in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy and then 1 tablet (1000IU) a day for the rest of pregnancy and breastfeeding , I had my levels checked every 3 months , and as it does store in your body once you have your levels up a standard multi vitamin or chemist brand may be ok as from memory we need 600IU of vitamin D a day

    You can take too much but you would have to take a lot! Definitely see a professional about it though , especially while pregnant

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    My vit D level is 21, I've just been told to take 3 tablets a day

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    I don't know my level but I was told its low and now take 2 Ostelin daily on top of my multi as prescribed

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    I am on blackmores and I also take another Iron tablet ..as my iron was low as well..

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    The chances if you overdoses on Vit D is very very unlikely (you will need to be hooked up to a IV to possibly being overdosed).
    Remember that your unborn baby is growing bones (hopefully strong bones). And whatever vit D supplied you have, you baby will use. If you are low then it is advised to take more 2-3000IU / day.
    If taking that many tablets concern you then you can get it from bioceuticals in a liquid drop form (1 drop= 1000Iu).
    There was one study in UK - they test new born babies and mums for vit D levels and the number of babies and mums with zero levels was amazing.
    Hope this helps!

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    I was low too, I used the liquid form and my dr put me on 4500 IUI a day so there is obviously a pretty big dosage margin before you're getting too much. If you are on a high dose there is research indicating it is better taken all in one go rather than spacing it out throughout the day (I was initially doing some morning, some night, but was told to do all in the morning).

    It can be genetic rather than just lifestyle, I get plenty of sun so was shocked when mine was so low. Since found out my dads is really low too - he is 63 and has already had a hip replacement and spinal fusion from osteoporosis, secondary to low vitamin D (and therefore poor calcium retention for bone growth)!!


 

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