Monday, December 7, 2009

Vitamin D!

***Edited- Thanks so much for your input! I have started taking 2,000iu of D3 along with 500mg of Calcium/Magnesium supplementation to help absorption. I read it can take two months to it to fully get in your system so we'll see what happens. :-)

Melissa, funny you point out that your pregnancies have all been in summer months... Hubby says it makes total sense as that is when nature peaks {all animals reproduce the most then} with reproduction and the sun is at it's highest? Something along those lines anyways. So I'm excited to see what happens with me {any whoever else is jumping on board with me on this! :-)}.

***Original Post-
My mom sent me an e-mail a few days ago full of information when it comes to Vitamin D, or lack there of.

This triggered my own googling fanatic where I found oodles and oodles of information where Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to Infertility. {Everything has been linked to infertility for goodness sakes!}

After much reading, I decided to pull out my incredibly large file I keep on all stuff related to Infertility. I found my previous blood work results and sifted thru.

I then came across all the Thyroid testing I had done back this past Summer.

Ah-ha! I found it! I had been tested for Vitamin D serum levels!

According to the lab it went to, normal levels are 30-100. Everything I had read online says 50 is the lowest normal.

Mine came back at exactly 30. So either way, I am either borderline deficient or very deficient. In learning this, I went straight to the store and picked up Vitamin D along with a Calcium/Magnesium supplement {These are needed for the Vitamin D to absorb properly} and started popping pills!

Do a google search yourself or just check out these links that I found!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/women_shealth/3434420/Vitamin-D-can-aid-fertility.html

http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/reprint/110/8/1573.pdf

http://hometestingblog.testcountry.com/?p=191

http://www.ovarian-cysts-pcos.com/vitamind.html

http://www.westonaprice.org/basicnutrition/vitamindmiracle.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/News_000465_vitamin_D_infertility_womens_health.html

http://www.purehealthmd.com/womens-health/pregnancy/nutrition/vitamin-d-in-fertility-and-pregnancy.html

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art62381.asp

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1084673/Vitamin-D-boost-fertility-women-ovulation-problems.html

http://infertility.suite101.com/article.cfm/vitamin_d_deficency_and_infertility

http://www.ovarian-cysts-pcos.com/news41.html

http://engineeredforhealth.com/2009/09/01/boost-fertility-with-vitamin-d-and-opc-3/

http://www.gettingpregnantnow.org/Articles/The_Fertility_Nutrient__Vitamin_D.html

Interesting huh??? :-)

7 comments:

Melis.sa said...

i should probably go out and get some!! We're in our 4 month gray sky winter :)

Jessica said...

That is so interesting!! Goodness knows we won't be able to get an adequate amount of sun in STL for a while. Thanks for sharing.

Michele said...

My midwife had mentioned this years ago when we were TTC naturally. Especially during winter or if you are indoors a lot, a supplement is important!

Melis.sa said...

also, each of my pregnancies was in the late spring/summer-May, June, & July....ordering vitamins now...

mom said...

You are welcome! :) It's for my own selfish reason... I have to do all I can to help bring a baby to you.

Just Us... said...

I'm 17 months post miscarriage--not been pregnant again. My endocrinologist tested my vitamin D level and I was at a 16--She has me on 50,000 units for 4 weeks and then a re-check.

I too am anxious to find out if this will help!

Good luck to you!

The Swann's said...

I'm very excited to follow if anyone has started Vitamin D supplements and if so, how things have changed for you! :-)