Vitamin D and Pregnancy
Vitamin D plays an essential role in bone health. It helps you absorb Calcium from your intestine, and helps you maintain strong bones and muscle strength.
For most Australians, sunshine is the main source of vitamin D.
Pregnant women, who have low Vitamin D levels in the second and third trimester of their pregnancies, are at risk of delivering babies with low Vitamin D levels. To avoid ongoing impact on their bone health and development, your paediatrician might recommend Vitamin D supplementation your baby, which may continue for up to 12 months.
We hope you will find this fact sheet informative and helpful. Please do not hesitate to ask should you have any questions or concerns.
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Dr Kretowicz consults at two locations in Brisbane: the Alexandra Building on Wickham Terrace and at the Ramsay Consulting Suites at North West Private Hospital.
Caring for women’s health and supporting couples on the journey through pregnancy and childbirth.