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Thread: "Vitamin D ‘may cut premature birth risk and protect newborn babies’."

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    Join Date
    Jan 2008

    Default "Vitamin D ‘may cut premature birth risk and protect newborn babies’."


    From the article:

    "About 600 women took part in the trial which included similar numbers of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and whites. Premature babies born to women taking high doses of vitamin D were reduced by half at both 32 and 37 weeks, and there were also fewer babies who were born “small for dates” — that is smaller than would be expected considering the length of time spent in the womb."

    "The women had a 25 per cent reduction in infections, particularly respiratory infections such as colds and flu as well as fewer infections of the vagina and the gums. The “core morbidities of pregnancy” were also reduced by 30 per cent in the women who took the high-dose vitamin D. These included diabetes, raised blood pressure, and pre-eclampsia, an increase in blood pressure and fluid which may, if untreated, cause the death of the mother and/or the baby. Babies getting most vitamin D after birth suffered from fewer colds and less eczema."

    "The Charleston team is running another trial in breastfeeding women who are taking 6,400 IUs per day, a dose 16 times the amount of vitamin D recommended in the UK. This high dose enables women to make breast milk which has sufficient vitamin D for the baby’s needs, 400 IUs per day."
    Mommy to:

    Emmalynn Marie
    Born at 37 weeks on 12/22/06
    5lbs 1oz 19 1/2in

    Owen Charles
    Born at 29 wks 6 days on 01/17/09
    2lbs 14oz 15in
    In NICU for 2 months

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    SW Ohio

    Default Re: "Vitamin D ‘may cut premature birth risk and protect newborn babies’."

    that is amazing.
    JoEllen married to Jason 10-29-2005.

    Mama to Logan 12-26-2007
    Breastfed for 2 years and weaned on his own terms

    Our Lincoln 6-11-2011 to 9-12-2011
    my homebirthed-water baby, who was born with a broken heart

    And our special blessing, Leonidas 9-5-2012. A toddler who loves his "boops!"

    Come visit our blog here!

    SURPRISE!!! We caught the first PP egg and are currently baking baby BOY #4! Due to arrive late-Jan/early-Feb

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