Researchers have found that women who have sufficient levels of Vitamin D may be more likely to become pregnant and have a live birth when compared to women whose Vitamin D levels are considered to be insufficient.
Data collected as part of the Effects of Aspirin in Gestation and Reproduction (EAGer) study was analyzed. This study looked at women who had a history of pregnancy loss to find if an 81 mg dose of aspirin (low-dose) taken daily could prevent a miscarriage. Over 1200 women participated in this study. Blood levels of Vitamin D were tested both before pregnancy and at the eighth week of pregnancy. Vitamin D levels below 30 nanograms per milliliter were considered to be insufficient for research.
Women whose preconception Vitamin D concentrations were considered to be sufficient were 10% more likely to achieve pregnancy and 15% more likely to have a live birth when compared with the women’s whose preconception Vitamin D concentrations were considered to be insufficient. In the women who become pregnant researchers determined that for each 10 nanogram per milliliter increase in Vitamin D concentrations prior to conception there was a 12% reduction in the risk of pregnancy loss.
Because the result of these findings were determined in a secondary analysis, proving any cause and effect between insufficient Vitamin D levels and Miscarriage risks solely based on these results are impossible, however further studies are now necessary according to the researchers.
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