Vitamin D is important to enable calcium to be absorbed into the intestine. During pregnancy, vitamin D is especially significant because extra calcium is needed to build the baby's skeleton.
Low vitamin D levels in pregnancy can therefore be negative for the bone health of both mother and child.
Researchers are investigating if daily mindful meditation through an app could decrease anxiety in antepartum patients, who are hospitalized due to pregnancy complications, in a new trial at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
There’s good news for women with multiple sclerosis (MS)—researchers now say the disease may not flare up again right after pregnancy as they had long believed, according to a preliminary study that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Most people with MS have the relapsing-remitting form of the disease, where symptoms flare up, then go into periods of remission.
This study examined whether prenatal vitamin use by mothers was associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) recurrence in high-risk families.
A new study has shown that women who gave birth as adolescents tend to have a greater chance of an early menopause or a hysterectomy. The study, which looked at reproductive histories of women from several countries and income groups, was presented at the World Congress of Menopause in Vancouver.
Vitamin D deficiency in expectant mothers during pregnancy has a negative effect on the social development and motor skills of pre-school age children, a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition reports.