Baby B and I had our 24-week appointment yesterday and saw someone other than our OB/GYN because he was on vacation. The NP we saw suggested I start taking Vitamin D supplements along with the prenatal, calcium/D, and fish oil I'm already taking.
She said that it's recommended that pregnant women get at least 2000 mg of vitamin D a day. My prenatal has 400 and my calcium/D has 500. Living in ND, we don't get much sunshine, and sitting outside when it's below zero may not be a good idea!
After getting home and doing some research about it, I found a couple of different resources that said that pregnant women should take up to 4000 mg of vitamin D daily! Resource 1 Resource 2
So... I'm confused. My doctor hasn't said a word to me about vitamin D. The research looks promising but is so new. I'm measuring right on and don't have any other complications to speak of. What to do? Any suggestions, mommas? What supplements do/did you take while pregnant?