Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy

n our country, a large number of pregnant women are deficient in Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency not only affects the health of the expectant mother but can also have a negative effect on the development and health of the fetus. Learn more about vitamin D

According to the National Health Organization, pregnant and lactating women need 15 micrograms of vitamin D daily. At the same time, according to the World Health Organization, vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy increases the risk of problems like preeclampsia and premature childbirth in women. 

In fact, vitamin D helps to maintain the levels of many essential nutrients, including calcium and phosphate, in the body of both the mother and the baby. There is a deficiency of vitamin D in the pregnant woman's body, then the unborn baby will also get less calcium than its requirement. 

Due to which his overall development including teeth and bones can be affected. If this deficiency increases, it can also lead to Rickets. Effect of Vitamin D Deficiency on Newborn When a newborn baby or child does not get enough vitamin D due to any reason, then vitamin D in his body. the level begins to decrease. Which directly affects his physical and mental development. 

Vitamin D is a nutrient that helps the body absorb calcium and phosphate from foods. Calcium, phosphate, and vitamin D together help to build and strengthen bones. Apart from this, vitamin D also plays an important role in heart health, fighting infection, and warding off bone diseases. Symptoms of Vitamin-D Deficiency Symptoms of vitamin-D deficiency can vary from mother to child.

Some of its common symptoms are as follows; Muscle weakness. Lack of proper body development. 

Remedy for the deficiency of Vitamin D

Due to the possibility of vitamin D deficiency, most doctors nowadays recommend vitamin D3 supplements to newborns. At the same time, women are also given vitamin D3 supplements during pregnancy. Apart from this, vitamin D deficiency can also be met through natural methods, which are as follows:

The sunlight :

The body gets Vitamin D from the sun. These days newborn babies are not exposed to the morning sunlight due to various reasons including the trend of joint family, modern lifestyle, and apartment culture in many cities. For children to get enough vitamin D, it is necessary that if possible, before bathing young children, they should be massaged with oil in the morning sun from nine to eleven o'clock and after that, they should be covered with clothes for a short time. Put it in the sun.

By diet:

Vitamin D deficiency in new mothers or pregnant women can also be met through foods. By the way, vitamin D3 is found in most non-vegetarian foods. Talking about vegetarian food, vitamin D3 is found in mushrooms, cheese, milk, yogurt, juice, and some cereals.

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Dr. Rati Parwani

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