Adequate levels of Vitamin D may have a big impact on Pregnancy. It may be appropriate to consider Vitamin D as an essential point of focus in pregnancy.
A recent Study: Trajectory of vitamin D status during pregnancy in relation to neonatal birth size and fetal survival: a prospective cohort study. Concludes that:
They "found that higher vitamin D status among women in late, but not early, pregnancy was associated with lower probability of SGA and LBW." They further conclude that "lower early pregnancy 25OHD was associated with pregnancy loss. High vitamin D status in late, but not early, pregnancy was associated with lower odds of SGA and LBW. Change in 25OHD during pregnancy was associated with SGA, LBW and preterm delivery, with the lowest odds for women with an increment in 25OHD ≥ 30 nmol/L. Both higher late pregnancy vitamin D status and gestational vitamin D status trajectory can be suspected to play a role in healthy pregnancy."
Another Study Bärebring L, Bullarbo M, Glantz A, Leu Agelii M, Jagner A, Ellis J, et al. Preeclampsia and blood pressure trajectory during pregnancy in relation to vitamin D status. PLoS One. 2016;11(3):e0152198. Concentrated on the effects on pre-eclampsia and concluded, that "an increase in 25(OH)D concentration during pregnancy of at least 30 nmol/L, regardless of vitamin D status at T1, was associated with a lower odds ratio for PE. Vitamin D status was positively associated with T1 BP and gestational SBP trajectory, but not with pregnancy-induced hypertension."
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Petrina Duncan, Obstetrician, Gynaecologist, and mother. Writes about events, news issues and health issues.