AUTHOR Dr. Shulman | TAGS
dental health while pregnant
NovWhat’s in your Prenatal Vitamins?
What’s in your Prenatal Vitamins?
When choosing a prenatal vitamin make sure you do your research. They are not all created equally. Recently a study was featured on CTV news that showed that women that took prenatal vitamins with higher doses of vitamin D had children with healthier teeth that were 50% less likely to discolour or have enamel breakdown. Health Canada recommends pregnant women take between 600IU-4000IU per day. Furthermore, women who take high doses of vitamin D during pregnancy have a greatly reduced risk of complications, including gestational diabetes, preterm birth, and infection
Make sure you read the labels and choose well. Some of the more common brands have the minimal requirements but some of the higher priced organic products do contain more, and some actually contain less. Centrum Prenatal has 600IU (https://www.centrum.ca/products/centrum-prenatal) , Jamieson PrenatalRead more