Pregnant women could — and probably should — consume 10 times more
vitamin D than experts currently recommend, according to a new study.
Current guidelines for daily vitamin D intake during pregnancy range
from 200 international units (IU) per day to 400 IU, the amount found
in most prenatal vitamins. For decades, doctors have worried that too
much vitamin D during pregnancy could cause birth defects, and under
current guidelines anything over 2,000 IU per day is still considered
potentially unsafe for anyone, not just pregnant women.
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