What is the recommended daily dose of vitamin D for pregnant women in the UK?
How much vitamin D should you take if you are pregnant? What are the vitamin D recommendations for pregnant women in the UK? 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 UK.
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- Vitamin D. NHS Choices –http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-minerals/pages/vitamin-d.aspx
- Vitamin D: Increasing Supplements use among at-risk groups. NICE. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph56
- British Paediatric and Adolescent Bone Group’s position statement on vitamin D deficiency. BMJ. http://www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e8182/rr/619983