Dr. Rimmy Singla(Director of Radiance Hospital) says Vitamin D and pregnancy go hand in hand. Expecting mothers need to ensure they get the recommended amounts of vitamin D during pregnancy for the healthy development of the baby as well as their own well-being.
Dr. Rimmy Singla is the best gynecologist in Mohali, She further said that a Deficiency of vitamin D leads to a higher risk of pregnancy complications like gestational diabetes, premature birth and low birth weight.
Latest studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency is common during pregnancy, especially among women residing in northern latitudes, living in cold climates or wearing sun and winter protective clothing, and ethnic minorities, especially those with darker skin. As the vitamin D level of newborns is largely dependent on maternal vitamin D status, the infants of mothers with vitamin D deficiency are also at risk of vitamin D deficiency. Inadequate levels of vitamin D can lead to abnormal bone growth, fractures, or rickets in newborns.