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Old Jan 12th, 2012, 13:32 PM   21
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The only time it is possible for Vitamin C to cause a miscarriage is when you take it in excess amounts such as more than 1000mg a day.



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Old Jan 12th, 2012, 14:29 PM   22
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vitamin c is known be used in high enough doses to bring on miscarraige but its in the 2000mg region.



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Old Mar 24th, 2012, 21:18 PM   23
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vitamin c is known be used in high enough doses to bring on miscarraige but its in the 2000mg region.
omg I was taking 2000 a day when I was pregnant. I cant believe it, I thought it was safe, everything I read said vit c was good for mom and babe! I killed my baby???????? I never read anywhere that too much was bad because it's water soluble and your body is supposed to get rid of whatever you don't need. I was taking a lot because my DB get's pneumonia very easily - last week was his 28th time getting pneumonia. I was taking it so I don't get sick and get him sick. I hate myself soo much right now



 
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You have to consume a LOT of vitamin c, like basically "overdose" on vitamin c. It can cause miscarriage and can even bring on a period because it causes the uterine to contract. It's completely safe to eat oranges and drink oj, just don't over do it I wouldn't take an extra vit c supplement though xx



 
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Old Mar 24th, 2012, 21:34 PM   25
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The only time it is possible for Vitamin C to cause a miscarriage is when you take it in excess amounts such as more than 1000mg a day.
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vitamin c is known be used in high enough doses to bring on miscarraige but its in the 2000mg region.
omg I was taking 2000 a day when I was pregnant. I cant believe it, I thought it was safe, everything I read said vit c was good for mom and babe! I killed my baby???????? I never read anywhere that too much was bad because it's water soluble and your body is supposed to get rid of whatever you don't need. I was taking a lot because my DB get's pneumonia very easily - last week was his 28th time getting pneumonia. I was taking it so I don't get sick and get him sick. I hate myself soo much right now
Oh sweety, please don't blame yourself for your miscarriage! The odds are it just wasn't a viable pregnancy and your vitamins had nothing to do with it. I'm so sorry for your loss and I hope you get another sticky bun in the oven soon!
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Old Mar 24th, 2012, 22:38 PM   26
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A lot of Vitamin C can induce a lot of things, just like any type of mineral and vitamin can trigger a toxic effect including miscarriage, but we are talking a LOT of units of Vitamin C.

taylorxx said it well when she mentioned the "overdose" level.
Put it this way, in order to induce anything, you'd have to ingest about 2-3 bottles of Vitamin C. So the typical daily intake that one takes is nowhere near close to inducing anything harmful.



 
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The only time it is possible for Vitamin C to cause a miscarriage is when you take it in excess amounts such as more than 1000mg a day.
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vitamin c is known be used in high enough doses to bring on miscarraige but its in the 2000mg region.
omg I was taking 2000 a day when I was pregnant. I cant believe it, I thought it was safe, everything I read said vit c was good for mom and babe! I killed my baby???????? I never read anywhere that too much was bad because it's water soluble and your body is supposed to get rid of whatever you don't need. I was taking a lot because my DB get's pneumonia very easily - last week was his 28th time getting pneumonia. I was taking it so I don't get sick and get him sick. I hate myself soo much right now
NO NO NO, DO NOT blame yourself for you m/c honey, please. You didn't do anything wrong and nothing would have changed it. Most m/c's are a spontaneous, uncontrollable mutation that you could do nothing about. Others are caused by trauma and serious drugs etc. You DID NOT do this. Your body can regulate it and you didn't cause your loss. If it is to cause issues it'd be MUCH earlier on than the ~9 weeks you were. If at all, it requires MUCH MUCH MUCH higher doses than what you said you were taking.
Please, don't blame yourself (I know that's easier said than done, I'm only just forgiving myself for "failing") but it was by no means an action on your part. You are perfect and you did everything you could. xxxxxxooooooo



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vitamin c is known be used in high enough doses to bring on miscarraige but its in the 2000mg region.
omg I was taking 2000 a day when I was pregnant. I cant believe it, I thought it was safe, everything I read said vit c was good for mom and babe! I killed my baby???????? I never read anywhere that too much was bad because it's water soluble and your body is supposed to get rid of whatever you don't need. I was taking a lot because my DB get's pneumonia very easily - last week was his 28th time getting pneumonia. I was taking it so I don't get sick and get him sick. I hate myself soo much right now
Oh sweety, please don't blame yourself for your miscarriage! The odds are it just wasn't a viable pregnancy and your vitamins had nothing to do with it. I'm so sorry for your loss and I hope you get another sticky bun in the oven soon!
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I hope your right. I would really hate it if I caused it. From now on though I'm going to stick with the vitamin C in my prenatal vitamins only just to be safe.



 
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You can not OD on vit C. Its a water souluable vitamin and any unused vitimin will be excreted in youre urine.
This is true.
It is impossible to get hypervitaminosis C, the most you will get is diarrhoea.
I had to ask my mum, who has studied nutrition at length as I have been craving anything fresh orange related.



 
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Old Mar 25th, 2012, 13:51 PM   30
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My hubby came to that conclusion. I was totally overdoing the vitamin c and vitamin c rich foods prior to and the first few weeks of my last pregnancy. i miscarried, blighted ovum. this pregnancy i DIDNT HAVE ANY. i even cut back my prenatals up until week 8 then i started taking them as normal. Think about it. Vitamin c increases your immune system, you dont want a strong immune system when your trying to conceive, your body will fight off the sperm, not to mention if you change the ph level of your "hoohaa" it can kill off the sperm. anyways, strong immune system=fight off growing embryo. there may not be a whole lot of scientific studies surrounding this, but it does make sense doesnt it?
thats why some women say its good to get sick with a cold during the first trimester, it means your immune system is weakened and busy fighting off that rather than baby.
ive had a cold TWICE this pregnancy, once at 5 weeks, and then last week (9wks) now im better, we saw baby a few days ago healthy, arm moving, im so glad i cut back on vitamin c and im even happier (oddly enough) that i had two colds.



 
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