Secrets – Preventing Premature Birth with Vitamin D3
Higher daily doses of vitamin D lower risk of preterm births: study
Sharon Kirkey, Canwest News Service: Saturday, May 1, 2010
A new study found that women taking 4,000 international units of vitamin D daily — 10 to 20 times the dose the leaders of Canada’s pregnancy specialists currently recommend — had half the risk of premature delivery than women who took just 400 IU of vitamin D daily.
Photo Credit: Ted Rhodes, Canwest News Service
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All pregnant women should take 4,000 international units of vitamin D daily — 10 to 20 times the dose the leaders of Canada’s pregnancy specialists currently recommend — to lower their risk of preterm labour, preterm birth and infections concludes the first study to investigate the safety of high doses of vitamin D during pregnancy.
The study found that women in its 4,000-IU-a-day group had half the risk of premature delivery than women who took just 400 IU of vitamin D daily.
Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn deaths in Canada.
And “not a single adverse event” related to vitamin D dosing was found during the study — as U.S. researchers will report Saturday at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Vancouver.
Gail J. Dahl
Award Winning – National Bestselling Author and Childbirth Researcher
National Bestseller “Pregnancy & Childbirth Secrets”
National Bestseller “Pregnancy & Childbirth Tips”
Executive Director, Innovative Publishing Inc.
Founder and Director of the Canadian Childbirth Association
Gail J. Dahl is a childbirth researcher, award winning and national bestselling author. She is the founder and Executive Director of the Canadian Childbirth Association. Dahl has received many awards, including “The YWCA Woman of Distinction Award”, “The Woman of Vision Award” and “The Great Women of the 21st Century Award” for her contributions toward women’s health and education.
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