How do I make sure to get enough Vitamin A

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Vitamin A prevents night blindness and helps fight off some infections. Many pregnant women have problems with night blindness, which probably means that their diet lacked vitamin A before they got pregnant. The problem shows up when pregnancy places extra demands on the body.

Lack of vitamin A also causes blindness in children. By eating foods rich in vitamin A during pregnancy, a woman can increase the amount of vitamin A her baby will get in breast milk.

Dark yellow and green leafy vegetables, and some orange fruits, are rich in vitamin A.

  • Burns, A. A., Niemann, S., Lovich, R., Maxwell, J., & Shapiro, K. (2014). Where women have no doctor: A health guide for women. Hesperian Foundation.
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