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  1. "The following are some of the vitamins you need to consume during pregnancy:



    •Vitamin A is used in the development of skin and mucous membrane cells. You’ll need between 4,000 and 5,000 IU each day."


    "Supplementation of 8,000 IU vitamin A (as retinol/retinyl esters) per day should be considered the recommended maximum prior to or during pregnancy until further evaluations can be performed in the human population. It is important to determine the type of vitamin A consumed, since beta-carotene has not been associated with vitamin A toxicity in animals or man.


    Manufacturers of vitamin A (as retinol or retinyl esters) should lower the maximum amount of vitamin A per unit dosage to 5,000-8,000 IU (1,500-2,400 RE) and identify the source of the vitamin A. High dosages of vitamin A as retinol/retinyl esters (25,000 IU or more) are not recommended.


    Labeling of products containing vitamin A supplements (as retinol/retinyl esters) should indicate (a) that consumption of excessive amounts of vitamin A may be hazardous to the embryo/fetus when taken during pregnancy; and (b) that women of childbearing potential should consult with their physicians before consuming these products.


    Dr. Larry Gilstrap of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists was quoted as saying (USA Today), "We want to reassure women that the amount (of vitamin A) in their prenatal vitamin is safe, and so is the amount they're likely getting from their diet.'' Gilstrap went on to say that vitamins given to pregnant women usually contain 4,000-5,000 IU. Dr. Gilstrap considered this amount of vitamin A to be sufficient because it leaves room for dietary sources of vitamin A such as meat and dairy products. "

  2. Ok so I contacted the company and they said it was safe......... the reason this is such a pickle is because it is currently the ONLY thing I dont throw up. I have lost 6lbs so far from morning sickness and this is the ONLY thing that sticks around. If you have never been pregnant you can not possibly understand how awful the sickness can be.

  3. So I was looking at the nutritional info and for the 2 scoop serving it says it gives 40% of RDA for vitamin A. I have only ever used one scoop in a smoothie for breakfast...... my OB is not familiar with the product. Clearly I will no longer use it until I know for sure.

  4. I don't know who gives the official guidelines for pregnant women in the US but in the Nordic countries and the rest of Europe it's recommended to not take any vitamin A supplement above 1 mg (or to eat liver and liver products because of their high vitamin A content). Why even take the risk?

    The point of the question was to find out if there even was a risk.

  5. Hey everyone I have a question. I searched online and of course I am going to email the company but I wanted to see if anyone here knew the answer. Is vega safe for pregnant women? The website says it is great for everyone but doesnt specifically mention pregnant women. Asking my doctor sounds like a good idea but my doc has never heard of vega and freely admits that doctors have very litttle training in nutrition. Thanks!

  6. Oh I forgot to ask..


    How long ago was your miscarriage? I should have asked that before I told you to start lifting heavy stuff.

    It was over a month ago. Now I am preggers again so I am sticking to low weight and many reps I am actually seeing a great difference

  7. What are your goals? Weight loss? Muscle gain? Endurance? Strength? Stamina? You should eat and exercise accordingly.


    Also, therapy might not be a bad idea.

    Thanks I already am in therapy! It is so so. Right now I would like to gain some muscle, I have excellent endurance but since just having a miscarriage I have a little extra weight I need to shed. Im in limbo.

  8. May I ask what's going on?


    A lot of times, if I'm feeling a rut, or just a bit, out of whack, I'll take a backpacking trip, or long hike. Just bring me back to center, refocussed.

    Of course! I had two miscarriages, I got sexually assulted in my home and we had to move and it was he 10 year anniversary of my best friends death, and a ton of other stuff. its been a long few months.

  9. hehe I want to box for fitness, lol just because I can take a punch doesnt mean I want to!!! My husband said I should do "foxy boxing" .... i can only imagine. I have my second degree in soo bak do (sp? its been many years)

  10. You are both right. No one has ever made fun of me (besides the dreaded high school locker room). I would like to try fitness boxing. Mary do you know anywhere around here that offers it that you reccomend. I have wrote an email to odessy but they dont seem to have what I want and I wrote to the hanover boxing club.

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