I read that 30 minutes of full-body exposure to the sun will make you make 10,000 IU of vitamin D, which is a good amount to get daily.
Well, does that mean... naked exposure? Because it's winter and I'm wearing pants and jackets. If basically just my hands and face/neck are exposed, how long would I have to stay outside to get the 10,000 IU?
And does it matter if the sunlight is less direct in the winter too?
Should I just get a supplement and start taking that daily (along with my prenatal vitamin and fish oil)? How much should I take if I go that route?
I do NOT want to get sick, especially while pregnant - I also don't want to get the flu shot or H1N1 shot (I never get flu shots ever - I just think they're a bad plan). But I do want to have backup "protection," you know?
Any information is much welcomed! Thanks in advance!