Double D Pregnancy

A new study has been able to link children’s language problems with low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy.

In fact, the Australian research found women in their second trimester who had low levels of vitamin D were two times as likely to give birth to a child with language impediments than those women who had high concentrations of the vitamin.

The study, which was published in Pediatrics, tested caucasian women in Australia during their 18th week of pregnancy, and then monitored the behavioral, emotional and language development of the children at ages 2,5,8,10,14 and 17.

While the research found the women with the lowest vitamin D amounts in their blood in the second trimester to have a significant increase in risk of having children with language problems, the lack of vitamin D did not impact the emotional or behavior development.