Surprising Vitamin Linked to Pregnancy Problems

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Surprising Vitamin Linked to Pregnancy Problems
Fri, 03-29-2013 - 8:38am

Low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of complications in mothers-to-be and low birth weight in their newborns, a new study finds.

The research shows an association but doesn't prove that insufficient vitamin D causes complications. Still, taking vitamin D supplements may help reduce these risks, the researchers noted.

The Surprising Vitamin That's Been Linked to Pregnancy Problems. Are You at Risk? -

Interesting!  Do you feel like you are getting enough vitamin D in your diet?

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Mon, 04-01-2013 - 3:02pm

That's really interesting... I hadn't given it any thought before.  I'm pretty sure I'm getting enough, though.  I drink milk daily (YUM!) and I spend a lot of time outdoors soaking up natural vitamin D.

~ Ashley ~

~ Expecting Our First in SEPTEMBER! ~