Wondering other people's experiences with being low or deficient in Vitamin D during pregnancy...
At my 12wk blood screen, it was noted that I was "low" in Vitamin D. Not deficient, just low. It wasn't picked up until I saw an Obs at 24wks (going through a birth centre and the MWs didn't say anything at my 18wk check) and he advised me to take Ostelin - the Vitamin D supplement. He also said they would recheck it at my GCT blood test. That was all he said at the time
Have just had my GCT, had a check up on Friday (32wks) and the MW said they rechecked my Vit D and it has increased and I am no longer considered "low". I am on the low side of the spectrum but within the "normal" range.
However - I was told to still take the Ostelin supplement and that at birth, my new bub will need to have a one-off oral liquid dose of Vitamin D and that he will need to take Pentavite orally for 12 months from birth
Apparently it is a "new" recommendation, within the last 6-12mths... Has anyone else heard about this????
Interestingly, my sister went thru the same BC with my nephew (12 wks old) and was low in Vitamin D, she is still taking the supplement and thinks she will take it forever just about but no one ever mentioned anything to her during her pregnancy about supplements for bub. Her low Vit D was first noted when she had her "confirming the pg" blood tests, so she was low for the entire pregnancy.
The Mat Child Health nurse commented on it at her first visit and made a big deal about her being "low" as opposed "deficient" and said that if she'd been classed "deficient" then the bubs would be on Pentavite. But I have been told different!
I'm a bit confused!