PregnaClinic is offering the 25-hydroxy vitamin D test, combined with a calcium test to assess you have the right balances of vitamin D and calcium given the importance if these two minerals in your child?s development and how a misbalance in the levels of one mineral could greatly impact on the other.
When you’re pregnant, calcium is vital for your developing baby needs calcium to build strong bones and teeth. Calcium also important for your baby?s heart to grow strong and healthy, for your baby?s nerves, and muscles as well as for them to develop a normal heart rhythm and blood-clotting abilities.For the pregnant mum. Calcium can reduce your risk of hypertension and preeclampsia. And if you don’t get enough calcium in your diet when you’re pregnant, your baby will draw it from your bones and teeth, which may impair your own health later on.
Your body needs vitamin D to maintain proper levels of?calcium?and phosphorus, which help build your baby’s bones and teeth. Also Vitamin D itself is important to ensure the proper development of your baby?s brain and muscles.
Vitamin D deficiency is common during pregnancy and inadequate vitamin D can lead to abnormal bone growth, fractures, or rickets in newborns.
Some studies link vitamin D deficiency to a higher risk of pregnancy complications such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and preterm birth.
The symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency can be subtle. They may include achy muscles, weakness, bone pain, and softened bones, which may lead to fractures.
You can also have a vitamin D deficiency without any symptoms. And if that happens while you’re pregnant, your baby can suffer a deficiency, too. A deficiency in vitamin D can easily be reversed with supplementation but it is important to know whether you have sufficient levels of vitamin D first.
Who is this for & Importance
This test can be taken any stage of your pregnancy and breast-feeding mothers.
For woman and couples who want to know, their vitamin D and calcium blood profile to ensure that have adequate supplies for themselves and their baby, ?in any stage of their pregnancy ?or post-pregnancy especially if breast-feeding.
Turnaround Time: 2 days
Turnaround Time express: same day