Supplementation in Pregnancy
- The Food Standards Agency recommends 400 IU of Vitamin D per day for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers
- Supplementation also depends on other factors related to the deficiency
- Latest research suggested that doses as high as 4000 IU per day had no adverse effects on pregnant patients but the need for further research was stressed
- The same study showed lower rates of premature labour, infection and premature birth in pregnant mothers replete with Vitamin D
- We suggest discussing your Vitamin D results with a healthcare practitioner (doctor or midwife) before you go on supplements higher than recommended doses.