What is the recommended daily dose of vitamin D for pregnant women in the US?
How much vitamin D should you take if you are pregnant? What are the vitamin D recommendations for pregnant women in the United States? We get asked these questions a lot!
Why is vitamin D important during pregnancy?
Getting enough vitamin D is especially important during pregnancy. A mother must receive enough in order to pass it along to her growing baby. Infants who are deficient in vitamin D can have abnormal bone development, which can cause their bones to break or to be abnormally formed.
How much vitamin D should I take?
Every person’s needs are different, and we cannot recommend dosing to your specific needs. We can, however, provide you with the recommended vitamin D dosing from many groups here in the United States.
Interested in the guidelines for the UK or Canada? Click here.
- The National Academy of Medicine. DRIs for Calcium and Vitamin D. November 30, 2010. https://www.nap.edu/catalog/13050/dietary-reference-intakes-for-calcium-and-vitamin-d
- The American Academy of Pediatrics. Kids and Vitamin D Deficiency. October 18, 2012. http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/pages/Kids-and-Vitamin-D-Deficiency.aspx
- The Endocrine Society. Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention of Vitamin D Deficiency: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline. July 2011. https://academic.oup.com/jcem/article/96/7/1911/2833671