Vitamin D and Pregnancy

New research shows that seven out of ten pregnant women in the United States may benefit from more Vitamin D. The study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, discovered that while prenatal vitamins often contain Vitamin D, many women may want to consider higher amounts. The study also showed that most women only start taking prenatal vitamins once they become pregnant, and that preemptive consumption could maximize health benefits. Among those with the lowest levels of vitamin D identified in the study were women with darker skin, women who regularly cover up for religious reasons and those who live further north during the winter months. Remember, it’s always important to consult your physician about your nutritional needs and increasing your vitamin intake during pregnancy.