Among women who are planning to conceive after a pregnancy loss, those who had sufficient levels of Vitamin D are more likely to become pregnant, in contrast with women with inadequate levels of the vitamin, according to studies made by researchers at the National Institute of Health.
The results are published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
According to the researchers, their findings advise that vitamin D plays a protecting role in being pregnant.
The authors notice that a number of experiences have shown that women who have better levels of vitamin D before undergoing in vitro fertilization have greater chances of getting pregnant than those with low levels.
Nevertheless, little research has been achieved on pregnancy rates and pregnancy loss in females trying to conceive without assisted reproductive technology.
Vitamin D Deficiency and Pregnancy Study
The researchers examined information collected as part of the Effects of Aspirin in Gestation and Reproduction (eager) trial, which sought to scrutinize if daily low-dose aspirin (81 milligrams) would avoid miscarriage in ladies with a history of pregnancy loss.
Blood levels of vitamin D had been measured in 1,200 women before pregnancy and at the eighth week of pregnancy. Researchers defined a vitamin D level of under 30 nanograms per milliliter as insufficient.
Women who had adequate vitamin D concentrations before birth had a 10 percent chance of becoming pregnant and 15 percent more likely to have a live birth, in contrast with those with insufficient levels of the vitamin.
Among females who grew to become pregnant, every 10 nanogram per milliliter increase in preconception vitamin D was related to a 12-percent lesser risk for pregnancy loss.
Vitamin D levels in the eighth week of pregnancy weren’t linked to pregnancy loss.
The authors observed that the study does not show justification and outcomes. Further reviews are needed to confirm whether providing vitamin D to women at risk for pregnancy loss might increase their possibilities for pregnancy and live births.