In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk about vitamin D level in pregnancy. If the pregnant woman can afford then vitamin D test can be done but is not mandatory. Ideally after 12 weeks of pregnancy, the test can be done. Dr. Aggarwal will further discuss that supplementation should be started after 12 weeks of pregnancy and the dosage should be 1000 units per day. Dosage up to 5000 units is safe in pregnancy. Hence, supplementation of vitamin D is essential in all pregnant women after 12 weeks to avoid congenital vitamin D deficiency in children.
Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy National Award, Dr Aggarwal is a physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker. He was the Past President of the Indian Medical Association and President of Heart Care Foundation of India. He was also the Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group, Medtalks and eMediNexus