16 February 2009

Another reason to get you Vit. D

From DONA's newsletter:

Vitamin D deficiency linked to cesareans
Women deficient in vitamin D had a four times greater risk of having a cesarean says a multivariable analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Theories are that skeletal and smooth muscle strength is compromised and it is possible that there might be an association to diagnoses of cephalopelvic disproportion and failure to progress as well as preeclampsia due to a link with immune status. The researchers conclude that a randomized controlled trial is warranted because vitamin D deficiency is on the rise. Read about it here.

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