Vitamin A is an essential vitamin for eyesight, skin cell production and the immune system, but very high levels are not good for your baby while you are pregnant.  For this reason, this is one of the vitamins you need to eat less of while pregnant.

So where do you find Vitamin A? Well it is a fat soluble vitamin so that means it is stored with the fat in foods, and it is just the very rich sources of Vitamin A you should avoid.

These include:

  • Liver
  • Liver Pate
  • Fish liver oils
  • Multivitamin and fish oil supplements (choose ones without Vitamin A)

Rest assured, you will still get the Vitamin A you need from other foods in the diet like:

  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Cheese

And brightly coloured orange, yellow and green vegetables contain substances that can be converted to Vitamin A once you eat them and the following do not pose any risk so can be enjoyed freely.  They include:

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  • Carrots
  • Sweet potato
  • Apricot
  • Mango
  • Butternut squash
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach

So steer clear of the very rich sources of this vitamin but enjoy your food and a wide range of colourful fruits and vegetables and you should have no problem hitting your daily target.  And remember, always check with your doctor or pharmacist before you take any supplement while pregnant.

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