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The sunshine vitamin.
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PMID:  23252066     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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The musculoskeletal function of vitamin D has been well defined, prompting the population to supplement with vitamin D and calcium to maximise bone growth. However the role of vitamin D in pregnancy has not been systematically studied and is permeated with continuing controversy regarding the cause and effect relationship of vitamin D and pregnancy outcomes. Although further research is needed, the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) (2008) recommend that all pregnant and breastfeeding women supplement with 10 microgrammes of vitamin D daily. Furthermore midwives and health visitors are asked to educate women about the importance of vitamin D supplementation, at booking and throughout antenatal care. Each appointment presents an opportunity to address concerns and explore options to increase levels through diet and supplementation and address any difficulties in obtaining supplements.
Authors:
Pritpal Singh-Jagatia; Deborah Lee; Steven Knuckey; Gary Cook
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The practising midwife     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1461-3123     ISO Abbreviation:  Pract Midwife     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9814758     Medline TA:  Pract Midwife     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14-6     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Epidemiology Department, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.
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