We are going to try to get pregnant towards the end of the year. I had a blood test recently which said I was deficient in Vitamin D. My level was 65 and it is supposed to be a minimum of 75 at the least. My doctor wants me to start supplementing with vitamin D starting right now. However I don't love the idea of supplements - especially synthetic ones.
I know you all want to shout out 'sit in the sun'! Well a lot of you are in the states and maybe don't realise how bloody strong the sun is in Australia! I can stand outside and get burnt within 10 minutes (my skin is quite fair). The other thing is that I am an archaeologist and consequently spend a lot of time outdoors - I am always covered up and using sunscreen - perhaps I could expose myself a little more. But I am also living through the experience of my father who has developed melanoma's all over his back from excessive sun exposure during the no-one knew better 70s. Hence Sisson's chapter on sun exposure freaked me out a little.
I am wondering if fermented cod liver oil would help? Or is D3 different to just D? Or if there are any other suggestions. Including any information on safe levels for the lead up to and during pregnancy.