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All pregnant women in Scotland to get free vitamin D - April 2017

Free vitamins for all pregnant women in Scotland from tomorrow March 30, 2017

  • "ALL pregnant women in Scotland will receive free vitamins on the NHS from tomorrow [Sat] as Scotland becomes the first nation in the UK to switch to universal provision."
  • "The scheme means all expectant mothers will be prescribed the recommended dosages of vitamin C, D and folic acid regardless of their income."


UK program to increase Vitamin D (Healthy Start) continues to be a farce - Nov 2014 only 400 IU
400 IU should result in a decrease in Rickets, but not much else

Pregnancy category starts with

864 items in Pregnancy category

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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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