For All Mothers to be
I haven’t spent much time writing for or even thinking about new mothers and the health concerns facing them. So sense it is a new year and a time for new beginnings, I shall endeavor to change that.
Many countries in the world go the extra mile on prenatal nutrition, but not so here in the United States….could that explain the growing numbers of children with Autism, ADD/HD, and the national IQ dropping like a stone?
I thought I would take a look into this more. I have known for years the multi-vitamins given to young women from doctors’ offices, I wouldn’t give to my plants let alone my dog. They are filled with coal tar derivatives, propylene glycol (food grade antifreeze), ethyl-omega 3’s shown to create more harm than benefit, artificial sweeteners that damage the brain and pancreases and the list goes on and on.
By the way, if Durbin and the FDA have their way, these are the only form of nutrients anyone will be able to get….what will future generations look like then?
One of the research articles posted this week caught my attention. Higher Vitamin D Levels in Pregnancy Could Help Babies Become Stronger – Jan. 3, 2014 — “Children are likely to have stronger muscles if their mothers had a higher level of vitamin D in their body during pregnancy, according to new research from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU) at the University of Southampton. Low vitamin D status has been linked to reduced muscle strength in adults and children, but little is known about how variation in a mother’s status during pregnancy affects her child.
Low vitamin D concentrations are common among young women in the UK, and although women are recommended to take an additional 10,000 iu a day of vitamin D in pregnancy”, they are not absorbing it well. This may be because of delicate digestion, if food makes you feel queasy, than all supplements will be worse.
Vitamin D levels were measured in 678 mothers in the later stages of pregnancy, when their children were four years old, grip strength and muscle mass were measured. Results showed the higher the levels of vitamin D in the mother, the higher the grip strength of the child, with an additional, but less pronounced association between mother’s vitamin D and child’s muscle mass.
Here in the USA our recommendations fall at 600IU per day….now I didn’t realize the citizens of the UK were genetically so much different from us her in the states, that they could tolerate or needed more vitamin D than us…..and if you buy that fabricated government fooy, than they have a tax bill to sell you too.
Think of the price savings along with pain and suffering to mothers and children if elected officials had seen this study from Oct. 30, 2013 — African-American and Puerto Rican women who have low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy, are more likely to go into labor early and give birth to preterm babies, research led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health reveals. The study, the largest to date to look at the association between vitamin D and preterm birth, is now available online in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
A report published one year ago shared the following information. Jan. 7, 2013 — Women who are obese at the start of their pregnancy may be passing on insufficient levels of vitamin D to their babies, according to a new Northwestern Medicine® study.
The study found babies born to lean mothers had a third higher amount of vitamin D compared to babies born to obese moms.
Vitamin D is fat-soluble, and previous studies have found people who are obese tend to have lower levels of the vitamin in their blood. In this study, both obese and lean mothers had very similar levels of vitamin D at the end of their pregnancies, yet obese women transferred less vitamin D to their offspring compared to lean women.
And there is more… Nov. 19, 2012, a study on MS and vitamin D announced — Pregnant women who have higher levels of vitamin D in their blood may have a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) than women with lower levels, while their babies may not see the same protective effect, according to a study published in the November 20, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Now if I were pregnant, or about to become a grandparent, I assure you I would be having my vitamin D tested and taking high quality supplemental vitamin D or providing them to my new mother to be….
To Your Good Health and New Beginnings.