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50,000 IU of Vitamin D every 2 weeks reduced gestational diabetes – RCT Feb 2015

Supplementation of Vitamin D in pregnancy and its correlation with feto-maternal outcome

Clinical Endocrinology, DOI: 10.1111/cen.12751
Aanchal Sablok1,*, Aruna Batra1, Karishma Thariani1, Achla Batra1, Rekha Bharti1, Abha Rani Aggarwal2, B C Kabi3 and Harish Chellani4
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 National Institute of Medical Statistics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Biochemistry, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Paediatrics, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
* Corresponding author: Dr Aanchal Sablok, Senior Resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. 110029, India. aanchalsablok54 at gmail.com

VitaminDWiki Summary
Vitamin D Level 18 ng 32 ng
Preterm labor
or Pre-eclampsia
or Gestational Diabetes
44 % 20 %
Birth weight 2.4 kg2.6 kg

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Context: Vitamin D deficiency widely prevalent throughout the world. Pregnant women, neonates and infants form most vulnerable groups for vitamin D deficiency.

Objective: 1) To find prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women. 2) To evaluate effect of supplementation with cholecalciferol in improving vitamin D levels in pregnant women and evaluate its correlation with feto-maternal outcome.

Design: Randomized control trial from years 2010-2012.

Setting: Tertiary care centre, Delhi, India.

Participants: 180 pregnant women. Study population divided randomly into 2 groups; Group A: non-intervention (60 women) and Group B: intervention (120 women).

Intervention: The intervention group received supplementation of vitamin D in dosages depending upon 25(OH)-D levels.

Main Outcome measures: Risk of maternal complications like Pre-term labour; pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes associated with Vitamin D deficiency and risk of Low birth weight and poor APGAR score in infants of mothers with Vitamin D deficiency.

Results: Adjusted serum 25(OH)-D concentration was lower in group A as compared to group B (mean 46.11 ± 74.21 nmol/L vs 80 ± 51.53 nmol/L). 44% patients in group A and 20.3% patients in group B developed Pre-term labour/Pre-eclampsia/Gestational Diabetes. New-borns of mothers in group A had lower cord blood levels of 25(OH)-D levels as compared to group B (mean 43.11 ± 81.32 nmol/L vs 56.8 ± 47.52 nmol/L). They also had lower birth weight of mean 2.4 ± 0.38 kg as compared to group B 2.6 ± 0.33 kg.

Conclusions: Vitamin D supplementation reduces risk of maternal comorbidities and helps improve neonatal outcomes.

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Healthy pregnancies need lots of vitamin D has the following summary

0. Chance of not conceiving3.4 times Observe
1. Miscarriage 2.5 times Observe
2. Pre-eclampsia 3.6 timesRCT
3. Gestational Diabetes 3 times RCT
4. Good 2nd trimester sleep quality 3.5 times Observe
5. Premature birth 2 times RCT
6. C-section - unplanned 1.6 timesObserve
     Stillbirth - OMEGA-3 4 timesRCT - Omega-3
7. Depression AFTER pregnancy 1.4 times RCT
8. Small for Gestational Age 1.6 times meta-analysis
9. Infant height, weight, head size
     within normal limits
10. Childhood Wheezing 1.3 times RCT
11. Additional child is Autistic 4 times Intervention
12.Young adult Multiple Sclerosis 1.9 timesObserve
13. Preeclampsia in young adult 3.5 timesRCT
14. Good motor skills @ age 31.4 times Observe
15. Childhood Mite allergy 5 times RCT
16. Childhood Respiratory Tract visits 2.5 times RCT

RCT = Randomized Controlled Trial

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