Maternal vitamin D deficiency increases risk of PE

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Re : Maternal vitamin D deficiency increases risk of PE

Postby jgrumet » Fri Jun 11, 2010 01:28 am

hmm that is interesting....

I am not deficient in D, but my body processes the D3 oil-based capsules strange. It made my TSH rise (while keeping my t4 and t3 in normal range)....

weird...unless it was just a lab error.

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Re : Maternal vitamin D deficiency increases risk of PE

Postby sam10 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 04:00 pm

A few days ago I talked to my regular ob (via phone) about all my test results and he thought that Vit. D is not a critical indicator for PE. We shall see if the Vit. D pills do the trick for me or not.

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Re : Maternal vitamin D deficiency increases risk of PE

Postby caryn » Fri Apr 23, 2010 03:47 pm

When I had my levels tested after this work started to be published, they were well within the normal range. One possibility here might be genetically variant receptors for vitamin D, which IIRC can go along with some autoimmune conditions. There are a couple of universities following up closely on this data, so hopefully we'll know more soon.

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Re : Maternal vitamin D deficiency increases risk of PE

Postby sam10 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:53 pm

I was diagnosed with Vit. D deficiency. My level is 17, so definitely on the lower end. At the beginning of my pregnancy and the entire spring I spent a lot of time in southern Europe, so I don't believe that I did not have enough sun exposure. I have been put on Vit. D pills by my primary care and he wants to re-test me in about 8 weeks.


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Re : Maternal vitamin D deficiency increases risk of PE

Postby shadow2356 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:46 pm

I had PE and HELLP. After my pregnancy I was tested for everything, or so I thought. I was trying to concieve again. When my daughter was 18 months old I found out I had breast cancer. It was until then that they tested my vitamin D level. It was 14. It should be between 30 and 100, ideally around 60. All along I was taking vitamin D along with my prenatal vitamins. The issue is with how my body is processing it. All women should have a blood test for their vitamin D level, especially those who have had PE because deficiency in D can cause many things.

I am lucky that my breast cancer was stage 1 and I have an excellent prognosis. I do wonder if the cancer and the PE/HELLP could have been avoided with a simple blood test and a $5 Rx.

Our breast cancer journey: maryellenandjulianna.blogspot.com

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Re : Maternal vitamin D deficiency increases risk of PE

Postby amayasmom » Mon Jan 11, 2010 07:46 pm

I live in CA. and just found out I have a Vitamin D deficiency disorder. In other words, my body does not process Vitamin D correctly so all the sunshine in the world won't help. I have to be on a very high dose supplement.

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Maternal vitamin D deficiency increases risk of PE

Postby caryn » Thu May 31, 2007 04:08 pm

"Maternal vitamin D deficiency may be an independent risk factor for preeclampsia. Vitamin D supplementation in early pregnancy should be explored for preventing preeclampsia and promoting neonatal well-being..."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17535985?dopt=AbstractPlus

(I got PE as a lifelong resident of Phoenix, AZ -- so probably I wasn't short on my vitamin D! The usual "don't experiment on yourself" caveat applies here. If you think this might be a possible therapy to be explored in your case, talk to your doctor.)

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