Hi everyone.. hoping for some reassurance/advice.
I have been taking seven seas orange cod liver oil for about a month or so. Last weekend found out I was 5 weeks pregnant. I continued to take the oil for the last week but today have read you're not supposed to take cod liver oil while pregnant due to vitamin a causing possible birth defects. I have done loads of reading up this afternoon and general opinion on studies seems to be that up to 10,000ius of vitamin a per day is fine. I have calculated that I won't have taken more than 4,000ius from the oil plus whatever was in my diet (not very much I don't think, but couldn't say for certain). So even tho I think I'm still at a low risk, I am stopping taking it immediately but am now terrified that I've already irreversibly harmed my baby.
Me and husband been trying for over 2 years and this is my first and I feel so upset that I've ruined it all already.
NB: there is no vitamin a listed on the orange flavour bottle, and I have been on sevens seas website to compare with other products, plus emailed them to ask if it contains vitamin a, how much, and how come it isn't listed on the bottle with a warning in that case.
Any advice most welcome and appreciated. TIA xx