Recovery of pregnancy mediated bone loss during lactation.

  title={Recovery of pregnancy mediated bone loss during lactation.},
  author={Derek Pearson and Malveen Kaur and Pat San and Nora Lawson and Phillip Baker and David Hosking},
  volume={34 3},
It is uncertain whether bone is routinely mobilised during pregnancy to provide calcium for the fetus and whether this is of a magnitude to cause osteoporosis. We have made sequential measurements of lumbar spine and hip bone mineral density (BMD) in 60 normal women before conception and then during the subsequent pregnancy out to one year after delivery. During pregnancy there was a significant fall in the BMD at the spine (1.53%), total hip (1.15%), and trochanter (3.90%) but not at the… CONTINUE READING


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