Year: 2017 | Month: April | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 433-441
Hypovitaminosis D in Pregnancy: A Review
Amita Khiwani Gadhok1, Tarun Kumar Sharma2, Poonam Sahni1
1Saral Diagnostics, 2 and 3 Shakti Vihar, Pitampura, New Delhi
2Department of Biochemistry, Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
Corresponding Author: Tarun Kumar Sharma
Vitamin D is required to maintain proper levels of calcium and phosphorous, so inadequate Vitamin D in pregnancy may lead to abnormal bone growth, fractures or rickets in newborns. Deficiency of Vitamin D has been linked with higher risk of pregnancy complications such as pre-eclampsia, preterm birth, low birth weight and gestational diabetes. However, some studies have found no association between Vitamin D and pregnancy outcome. The Aim of this study is to review the current information about deficiency of Vitamin D and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Key words: Vitamin D, pregnancy