Vitamin D Deficiency in Pregnancy May Increase Child Chances of Having Multiple Sclerosis

Studies indicate that the lack of nutrients provided by sunlight during the gestational phase can double the risk of a child suffering from multiple sclerosis throughout his life. Researcher Dr. Kassandra Munger of the Harvard School of Public Health suggests through her theses that vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy increases the risk of your children having multiple sclerosis in adulthood. However, their studies do not indicate if the pregnant woman receives an extra dose of vitamin D when found, they will increase the levels of sufficiency, avoiding the risks. According to her, more complex new research must be carried out to determine the factor.

A parallel study examined and followed 193 people, 163 of them women with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, found that they come from regions with little sun and with insufficient food. The low consumption of foods with vitamins D and little sun bathing, will bring greater chances of a pregnancy with genetics favorable to multiple sclerosis in the adult phase of the child.

The study also involved 326 more patients, 70% of whom were pregnant. Of these, blood samples were collected and it was concluded that 25% had low levels, 50% satisfactory levels and another 25% high levels of vitamin D (OH) in the blood. The studies were made possible with the collaboration of some institutions, including the Cohort Maternity Hospital in Finland and the collaboration of Dr Benjamin Greenberg, from the University of Texas.

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother. Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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