Implications of vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy and lactation.

  title={Implications of vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy and lactation.},
  author={Megan L Mulligan and Shaili K Felton and Amy E. Riek and Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={202 5},
Vitamin D is an essential fat soluble vitamin and a key modulator of calcium metabolism in children and adults. Because calcium demands increase in the third trimester of pregnancy, vitamin D status becomes crucial for maternal health, fetal skeletal growth, and optimal maternal and fetal outcomes. Vitamin D deficiency is common in pregnant women (5-50… CONTINUE READING