Vitamin E

Discussion in 'Pregnancy Chat' started by bbee, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. bbee

    bbee Well-Known Member

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    I've been reading recently that pregnant women should avoid vitamin e as it can cause heart defects to your baby? What? Is this true?!
    I purchased some moisturiser today which has vitamin e in, does this count?
    Some things I read make me panic!xxx
     
  2. Ella1979

    Ella1979 Well-Known Member

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    This is what the NHS says about it: http://www.nhs.uk/news/2009/04April/Pages/VitaminEPregnancyRisk.aspx

    As for your moisturiser, I would think that wouldn't count at all - only a very small amount is likely to be in it and then how much would be absorbed? It's not the same as taking supplements or having a diet rich in vitamin E. If you read right the way down to the bottom of the NHS article, their advice is as follows:

    At the current time, it may be sensible to advise pregnant women that they should not be overly concerned by vitamin E within foods and continue to eat a healthy, balanced diet, but to consider avoiding taking supplemental vitamin E tablets.
     

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