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What’s in your Prenatal Vitamins?

AUTHOR Dr. Shulman  |  TAGS dental health while pregnant health canada healthy baby prenatal vitamins vitamin d 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 Prenatal

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