But, Surprise! My period did not come and I am pregnant!! Imagine that, we got pregnant when we were not even trying. Life works in mysterious ways.
I am writing because I am slightly worried about the high doses of Vitamin A suppositories I was taking leading up to conception and then for about 10 days after fertilization would have happened (as best I can guess).
I believe I ovulated on April 15.
April 11-16: Took Suppositories #1 (18,000 IU's Vitamin A each)
April 17: Vag Pack (38,000 IU's Vitamin A)
April 18-23: Healing Suppositories (240,000 IU's Vitamin A - this is the mega dose)
April 24: Vag Pack (38,000 IU's Vitamin A)
April 25-27: Suppositories #1 (18,000 IU's Vitamin A)
It is my understanding that a developing fetus is susceptible to teratogens only after the first two weeks. However, I know that Vitamin A is fat soluble and remains in the body, with excess stored in the liver. I don't know enough about how Vitamin A is metabolized beyond that though and am wondering if anyone has some insight. Was my body even absorbing the Vitamin A through my vagina? Is my baby at risk?
I have an appointment with my midwife on Monday. Just thought I'd post and see if anyone has some knowledge or insight into this. I trust my body will do exactly what it needs to do and have faith that everything will be okay, but it is hard not to wonder about this one.
Thanks for any advice, knowledge or words of wisdom that come my way.
I hope you are feeling well. How did the appt with the midwife go? I would not worry at all about the vitamin A so early - the relationship between mother and developing child is symbiotic. We would not have gotten very far as a species if we were too fragile in the first few weeks (a time when the mother doesn't even know she's pregnant). Oh, and congratulations! I just had my sixth child 15 months ago - a homebirth with a wonderful midwife.
Please let us know how you are doing.
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