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Vitamin D and pregnancy

... have enough vitamin D during pregnancy, your baby may be born with low vitamin D levels. This can affect how your baby develops.

The sun is the main source of vitamin D. Small amounts of vitamin D can also be found in foods such as oily fish (tuna, sardines and salmon), eggs and some margarines, milks and yoghurts.

Time in the sun is recommended so that your body can make vitamin D. Try to get outside before 10am or after 4pm between September and April, and around th...