NOTE: The information for D3K2 ReSet and Pregnancy also applies to Breastfeeding Mothers.
From Dr. Dean's eBook, Total Body Immunity:
Deficiencies in vitamin D have been linked to higher-than-average risks of preeclampsia, a dangerous condition that affects women during childbirth. Magnesium is also a crucial nutrient in pregnancy to prevent and treat preeclampsia and eclampsia. Research shows that using vitamin D and magnesium together decreases the likelihood of needing a caesarean section.
GrassrootsHealth has made vitamin D testing in pregnancy a priority. Here’s what they say about vitamin D dosage in pregnancy.
Vitamin D sufficiency is defined as being over 40 ng/mL (100 nmol/L) as early as possible in pregnancy (before conception is ideal). GRH maintains that there is no standardized ideal dosage because there is a six-fold difference in how people react to supplementation. This means that two women can take 4,000 IU vitamin D daily and one will only have a vitamin D status of 20 ng/mL (50 nmol/L) and another will have 120 ng/mL (300 nmol/L). This conclusion is based on GRH Ongoing Research. It is clear that the amount of vitamin found in the prenatal stage is almost always too low unless you are regularly sunbathing in southern regions or getting vitamin D in other forms.
Why Take Vitamin D In Pregnancy
5 Reasons For the Mother
Multiple research studies have found that vitamin D levels above 40 ng/mL during conception and pregnancy help the mother in many ways:
- 60% lower risk of preterm birth
- Virtually eliminates pre-eclampsia
- Supplementing up to 6400 IU/day is safe and effective.
- Lower risk of gestational diabetes
- Lower risk of post-partum depression
4 Reasons For the Baby
Research has found that vitamin D levels above 40 ng/mL during conception and pregnancy help the newborn in the following ways:
1. 70% lower prevalence of common cold
2. 66% lower prevalence of ear infections
3. Improved language development
4. Reduction in the development of type 1 diabetes (in adulthood -what about childhood type 1? not just adulthood)