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Injections will not harm the baby...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Sherifah,

Well, I am so glad that your doctor found out about your Vitamin D Deficiency now while you can still benefit your baby. That is great.

So, Vitamin D Injections are certainly NOT going to hurt you or your baby. In fact, if you only had the choice between no vitamin d and vitamin d injections, CERTAINLY take the injections over nothing!!

But vitamin d injections are not AS good as simply taking Vitamin D3.

So, ideally, you will go out and buy some Vitamin D3 Supplements at the same dose as your injections- and that will be much better for you and your baby in the long run.

And make sure that you read my page on Vitamin D and Breastfeeding to see how much vitamin d YOU need in order to make sure that your baby is getting enough vitamin d.


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System

The Vitamin D debate
by: Anonymous

Doctors really seem to disagree about Vitamin D. I took 5,000 IU daily for the biggest part of my pregnancy and my doctor approved it.But all the controversy and opposite opinions are just confusing me. I just stopped taking it fornthe past couple of days, I am seeing my OBGY tomorrow and I will see what he says. I just wished that verybody would agree on this. Being pregnant is anough stress fro me as it is!

Only the doctors who don't know disagree
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

I don't know of any doctors who have actually STUDIED about vitamin d who disagree on a pregnant woman's need for vitamin d (between 5000 to 7000 IU's per day or 'enough' to bring levels up to between 40 to 80 ng/ml). It's only the doctors who have NOT studied about vitamin d who disagree on it's need in pregnancy.

Please read my page on Vitamin D During Pregnancy Could Determine Your Child's Health for Life to see the damage that being vitamin d deficient could have on your child for the rest of your life.

And there was even a recent study showing that women who took 4000 IU's during pregnancy had HALF the problems during pregnancy that women who took the commonly recommended 800 IU's per day. Also please read my page on Vitamin D and Breastfeeding and look at the chart where it outlines the amount of vitamin d needed to provide an adequate amount of vitamin d to your baby. You'll see that it takes 6400 IU's of vitamin d per DAY in order to get enough vitamin d in your breastmilk to meet your baby's needs!

So, please ask these doctors who disagree WHY they disagree with taking between 5000 to 7000 IU's per day and they will say that there is 'not enough evidence to support it'. Also ask them if they think that it's OK for pregnant women to be DEFICIENT in vitamin d and they will tell you "NO" it's NOT OK for pregnant women to be deficient. However it TAKES between 5000 to 7000 IU's per day to keep from being deficient! The 800 IU's per day given to pregnant women is just short of what pediatricians recommend to give the baby after they are born! Do you really think that a close to 200 pound pregnant women can provide enough vitamin d to her baby taking 800 IU's per day when the infant requires at least 400 IU's per day according to pediatrician?



Kerri Knox RN

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
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Immune System
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