Journal of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences

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: 2014  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89--92

Pregnancy and Vitamin D


Jitendra Ingole1, Sonali Ingole2 
1 Department of Internal Medicine, Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Obst & Gynecology, Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Jitendra Ingole
Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra
India

Vitamin D insufficiency is common in women across different races of childbearing age. It is being increasingly discovered that vitamin D has many important bodily functions apart from skeletal actions pertaining to Calcium homeostasis. Evidence suggests that the maternal risks due to vitamin D deficiency includes eclampsia, increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus, glucose intolerance; and fetal risks include risk of rickets, osteoporotic fracture in late adulthood. It may be prudent to include screening of all pregnant women for vitamin D level as a part of routine antenatal care and supplementation be given if found deficient.


How to cite this article:
Ingole J, Ingole S. Pregnancy and Vitamin D.J Mahatma Gandhi Inst Med Sci 2014;19:89-92


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Ingole J, Ingole S. Pregnancy and Vitamin D. J Mahatma Gandhi Inst Med Sci [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Sep 26 ];19:89-92
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