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worried about vitamins

(7 Posts)
applesvpears Wed 02-Mar-16 23:05:10

I am 36 weeks pregnant and today saw my midwife (a new one as mine has changed areas) she asked if I had been taking vitamin D throughout the pregnancy (or a pregnancy vitamin) I stopped taking this at 12 weeks because I was told it wasn't needed (by another midwife). The one today said that was probably the folic acid she meant. I have been so worried with risks etc with my pregnancy diabetes/first timer I just doubt I would have stopped without being told but however this misunderstanding has come about I am really worried now. She said not to worry and to start taking it now anyway. Should I be worried?

Heirhelp Thu 03-Mar-16 07:05:49

No. The baby will be fine they take all the good stuff and you get the left overs. All babies need vit d drops from 6 months but if you have not been taking your vits your baby will get them from new born.

wonkylegs Thu 03-Mar-16 07:17:17

You'll be fine. Funnily enough it wasn't on the advisory list when I had my son only folic acid, for this pregnancy it's recommend. It's guidance and it changes, it's not the end of the world if you don't follow it to the letter.

Artioo2 Thu 03-Mar-16 12:49:15

You and the baby will still have been getting vitamin D from normal sources - getting sunshine on your skin during summer builds up reserves of it for winter for example. Vitamin D wasn't even recommended routinely when I had DS just four years ago and my midwife this time round made it clear it was a recommendation rather than something mandatory. You'll be fine. smile

BettyBleue Thu 03-Mar-16 23:21:29

You'll be fine, the advice is to take folic acid up to 12 weeks. Noone mentioned vit D to me and your baby will get it mostly from the food you eat.

wonderstuff Thu 03-Mar-16 23:23:52

When I was pg I asked about vit d because I wasn't out in daylight much in the first few months, gp said not to take it, no evidence it had any benefits. That was 9 years ago. Dd is perfect.

Junosmum Fri 04-Mar-16 04:49:40

Baby will be fine. Evidence suggests that due to a combination of general lifestyle and weather the entire UK population is vitamin d deficient and we should all take a suppliment, but in reality who does? You could start taking it now just for general health and if you are breastfeeding it will also pass to baby.

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