OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist) Questions Vitamin D

Will vitamin D deficiency affect pregnancy?

I am 3 months pregnant and my blood report shows vitamin D deficiency. I have started consuming vitamin D pills as a supplement. Will this affect the growth or health of my baby?

6 Answers

There are no recommendations to routinely check vitamin D levels during pregnancy. But if your vitamin D levels were checked and noted to be low, it’s fine to take Vitamin D supplements. There are no studies which show that it affects pregnancy or health of your baby.
Good luck with your pregnancy!
The quick answer to that is "no" your baby is not affected by this. Infant the latest recommendations are not to even check these levels in pregnancy. However vitamin D in general is important for our health and supplementing it does have many health benefits to you.
Bio d is important for calcium and bone health
Some studies have shown as association between low vitamin D and autism. Vitamin D is important for bone health, immune system, sugar control, good energy etc. Please continue taking vitamin D3 2000-5000 units daily depending on your levels.
You are doing the right thing, especially with the guidance of your obstetrician. Yes, if untreated, proven deficiency in any vitamins can negatively affect the health of a developing fetus. Hence, the rationale for the use of multivitamins by pregnant women even in the absence of vitamins deficiency.
No, the baby will take what she needs from you. It is important to take your supplement so that you do not deplete your supplies by the baby using yours.