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Vitamin D and Pregnancy
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen

Congratulations on your pregnancy. And congratulations on being one of the few pregnant mothers out there to be getting plenty of Vitamin D. While most researchers say that between approximately 50-80 ng/ml is Optimal, all researchers agree that toxicity levels do not occur until at least 150 ng/ml.

So I believe that you can rest assured that you have not only NOT HARMED your baby, but that you have probably started it out on a great road with less of a chance of diabetes, cancer or multiple sclerosis among many of the diseases that researchers claim are potentially caused by Vitamin D deficiency. If you are able to get a modest amount of sunlight everyday (between April and September in the Northern Hemisphere), then that would be an excellent option for you to get your Vitamin D instead of continuing with your Vitamin D supplements.

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While you CAN take too much in Vitamin D supplements, it is impossible to overdose on Vitamin D simply from getting sunlight, however, you do want to make sure that it is a Modest Amount so that you don't age your skin and that you don't burn.

Be sure to speak to your doctor about meeting your OTHER vitamin and mineral needs. It would also be a great idea to also have your Vitamin D Level Checked again in 2 months or so to make sure that you are staying within the right level. Again, be sure to be in close touch with your doctor regarding your Vitamin and Mineral needs and do not stop or begin taking any supplements without first contacting him.

Kerri KNox, RN
Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune

Oops, Vitamin D Level was the wrong one...
by: Lisa

Sorry, I actually posted the previous question but the units that i wrote for my vitamin D level were incorrect.

My doctor tested the 1,25 di-OH Vit D level which was 102.1 pg/ML and reference interval was 15.9- 55.6.

Is this too high and will it affect the baby?

I had been taking 1400IU of vitamin D and around 1500mg calcium for about a month starting around 12 weeks.

Thanks so much.

2 Different Vitamin D Levels
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for writing back with the corrected test. The Vitamin D Level that I talk about on my site is the Vitamin D 25(OH)D level- also called a Hydroxy Vitamin D Level. The test that YOU had done was a 1-25(OH)D level or DiHydroxy Vitamin D Level. The two are VERY DIFFERENT TESTS and should not be confused with one another.

I actually do not address 1-25(OH)D levels on my site because they are a medical issue and abnormal levels should always be checked out with your doctor.

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Be sure that your doctor also reports back to you with your 25(OH)D level as that is the Vitamin D Level that we are concerned with and that you need to keep between 50-80 ng/ml. Sorry that I couldn't help you out with that one.

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

Different Vitamin tests
by: Rick

My wife was in the same boat.

Her 1,25 was elevated while her 25-OH was mid-normal.

While elevated 1,25 can be an indication of certain conditions and must be reviewed with one's medical professional, I found this abstract suggesting that 1,25 levels are elevated in pregnancy. This was a real elevation, taking into account both total and free levels:

Free 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D levels in serum from normal subjects, pregnant subjects, and subjects with liver disease

I have shared this with her doctor and am waiting to hear back because she was told to d/c her supplement.

Just wanted to share the info.

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