Vitamin D testing in pregnancy: does one size fit all?

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency is common. What the optimum level of vitamin D in pregnancy and whether vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy confers improved health benefits remain controversial. AIM: To assess vitamin D status in pregnant women in a maternity service that recommends routine antenatal screening and advises supplementation where necessary, and to assess relationships between early pregnancy vitamin D levels and changes in vitamin D across pregnancy with pregnancy outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Vitamin D serum concentrations were measured in early and late pregnancy. The relationships between initial vitamin D status, maternal factors and pregnancy outcomes were estimated. Change in vitamin D over pregnancy was quantified. The relationship between change in vitamin D over pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes was also estimated. RESULTS: Of 1550 women, 849 (55 ) were vitamin D deficient (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149 - 155
Number of pages7
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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In: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vol. 55, No. 2, 2015, p. 149 - 155.

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