The Importance of Vitamin D During Pregnancy

Vitamin D is knows as the “sunshine vitamin” and it is also been linked to just about every health condition under the sun!

It has many benefits including benefits for bone, brain, cardiovascular, immune, metabolic, and respiratory health.

Vitamin D is a critical nutrient for a healthy pregnancy. 

Proper vitamin and nutrient consumption is incredibly important during pregnancy more than ever.

The reason is because several nutrients like PROTEIN and vitamins such as Vitamin D, B12 & Folate and Fish Oil play a huge role in the growth and development of the fetus (your baby), his/her tissue, organs, nervous system, etc.

Check out this post for more information on the other vitamins and supplements you should be taking during pregnancy.

Research shows that vitamin D may benefit certain complications during pregnancy.

For maternal health, these complications may involve blood pressure, blood sugar balance and cesarean section (c-section).

For the baby’s health… preterm birth, low birthweight, birth length, and head circumference at birth.

Pretty significant, right?

Vitamin D Benefit For A Pregnant Woman

Preeclampsia

Preeclamsia is one of the leading causes of maternal death and Vitamin D helps reduce the chances of preeclamsia in pregnant women.

Gestational Diabetes

Did you know that about 14% of pregnancies in the US are affected by blood sugar complications?

And did you know that Vitamin D deficiency plays a huge role in the reason for blood sugar imbalances?

This is a huge reason why you can’t go another day this pregnancy without taking a good quality Vitamin D

C-Section Prevention

Many mothers choose to have c-sections, which is totally fine.

But there is a large percentage of moms who would really prefer not to.

If that is you and you are shooting for a vaginal birth, may I please encourage you to also not go another day without taking Vitamin D.

Complications that accompany blood pressure and blood sugar imbalances increase the chances of such a delivery, and Vitamin D helps combat that.

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Vitamin D Benefits for Infants

Pre-Term Birth

This is one of the leading causes of infant mortality, and Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to this pregnancy complication.

Vitamin D and Size at birth

Research shows that higher vitamin D levels are associated with higher infant birthweight and larger head circumference.

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It really is amazing how much Vitamin D can do for us during pregnancy.

But really, every single human should take Vitamin D on a regular basis.

Here are some more benefits of Vitamin D

  • Mood Regulator
  • Promotes Immune Function
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Supports Bone & Muscle Health

This high quality, medical grade Vitamin D3 is great for supporting and strengthening immune function which helps in preventing infections and colds.

There is significant data showing people with vitamin D deficiencies are at a higher risk of Covid-19.  

The MMF Vitamin D is high quality and acts as a great anti-inflammatory which also helps prevent illnesses and aids in fat loss with its appetite suppressing effect.

It also plays an important role in regulating mood and and reducing the chances of depression.

Vitamin D has been shown to have a significant effect on blood sugar, making it incredibly important for insulin resistance and diabetics.

It also helps control good and bad cholesterol.

Pretty amazing for one vitamin, huh?

Our MMF Vitamin D is doctor formulated and medical grade and you can’t beat the price even for over the counter junk that’s out there.

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