Organic prenatal vitamins along with vitamin A and lead

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Q: Hello, I am a 27 year old female looking to conceive and am looking at different prenatal vitamins. I have read that the plant based or "whole food" vitamins are absorbed more than the synthetic vitamins so have been looking at Rainbow Light and New Chapter. Rainbow Light's vitamin A (5000 IU)is 50% from retinyl palmitate which I read can cause birth defects. But it does not have soy in it like New Chapter which can be bad for conceiving. I also saw that lead is present in both brands as it is a naturally occurring mineral. Should I be concerned about the retinyl palmitate and the lead content? Is it better just to go with a synthetic brand? Thanks.

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