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Congenital Heart Disease is associated with gestational diabetes in first trimester (need Vitamin D and Omega-3 early) Dec 2017

High Glucose Levels in Pregnancy Tied to Heart Defects in Babies New York Times

  • 19,107 mothers,, 811 babies with congenital heart disease.(4%)
  • The study, in The Journal of Pediatrics, found that for each 10 milligrams per deciliter increase in plasma glucose, there was an 8 percent increase in the risk for giving birth to a baby with heart defects”
  • NYT article recommends 1 hour of exercise daily during pregnancy to reduce gestational diabetes
  • No mention in NYT of the reduction of Gestational Diabetes by both Vitamin D and Omega-3

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Congestive Heart Disease is increasing

Birth Prevalence of Congenital Heart Disease Worldwide - meta-analysis 2011
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Note: Canada now has more Congentital Hearh Disease than PD + MS



Should be able to greatly reduce congenital heart disease if restore vitamin D and omega-3 before conception.

If not, a loading dose of vitamin D early in the first trimester should help a lot.

Standard dosing of vitamin D, which starts about week 10 does not provide much benefit until week 20, long past the time which it can reduce congenital heart disease.

Pages listed in BOTH of the categories Diabetes and Pregnancy

See also web

  • Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs) CDC
    "Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common types of birth defects, "
    "CHDs affect nearly 1% of―or about 40,000―births per year in the United States."
    "About 20% to 30% of people with a CHD have other physical problems or developmental or cognitive disorders"
    "In 2005, for a privately insured population in the Unites States, the estimated medical care costs for an average infant with any CHD was about $23,000, and costs were higher for infants with a severe CHD"

Thus, on average, we would only save $230 in average medical birth costs if totally eliminated Congenital heart defects
Preventing premature births is far more cost effective than preventing CHD

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