Liver and Liver Supplements

1. If you enjoy eating beef liver, it is still safe to do so in moderate amounts during pregnancy like 3-6 ounces per week.

2. Over supplementing with retinol can harm babies during development. 

3. The more beta-carotene (provitamin A) you eat and supplement with, the less you convert to preformed vitamin A (the active form), so if you don’t consume liver it is essential you eat other sources of preformed vitamin A. 

4. Dessicated liver supplements are similar in vitamin & mineral content since it is essentially dehydrated liver put into a pill form. If you decide to try a supplement, it is advised to consult your doctor and dietitian about any changes to your supplement routine as you may already be getting some of the same vitamins and minerals from your prenatal vitamin. 

5. You can still have a perfectly healthy pregnancy without any liver product, it’s not a must include, but definitely worth a try for the abundant nutrients it provides.

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1. If you enjoy eating beef liver, it is still safe to do so in moderate amounts during pregnancy like 3-6 ounces per week.

2. Over supplementing with retinol can harm babies during development. 

3. The more beta-carotene (provitamin A) you eat and supplement with, the less you convert to preformed vitamin A (the active form), so if you don’t consume liver it is essential you eat other sources of preformed vitamin A. 

4. Dessicated liver supplements are similar in vitamin & mineral content since it is essentially dehydrated liver put into a pill form. If you decide to try a supplement, it is advised to consult your doctor and dietitian about any changes to your supplement routine as you may already be getting some of the same vitamins and minerals from your prenatal vitamin. 

5. You can still have a perfectly healthy pregnancy without any liver product, it’s not a must include, but definitely worth a try for the abundant nutrients it provides.