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.
PregnaClinic is offering the 25-hydroxy vitamin D test, which is the most accurate way to measure how much vitamin D is in your body. Give the best start to your baby and ensure your vitamin D levels are sufficient.
?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 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