Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency is common in pregnancy

This American study looked at vitamin D levels in African-Americans, Hispanics and Caucasian pregnant women (<14 wks gestation). Blood samples were taken from 494 women in total, and the 25(OH)D levels measured by radioimmunoassay. The mean levels in African-American, Hispanic and Caucasian women were 15.5, 24.1 and 29 ng/mL respectively. In summary, 97% of African Americans, 81% of Hispanics and 67% of Caucasians were either deficient (<20ng/mL) or insufficient <32 ng/mL) in vitamin D. Over four in five pregnant women had insufficient levels  altogether, with African-American women being most at risk for insufficiency due to skin pigmentation.

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is present in AB Extra Bone-care+ (comprehensive calcium supplement) and PM Next G Cal (Strengthen bones, tissues and teeth).

Johnson, D.D., et al., Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency is common during pregnancy. Am J Perinatol, 2011. 28(1): p. 7-12.