Vitamin D Deficiency During Pregnancy Impacts Language Development
An increasing number of people are concerned they aren’t consuming the nutrients they need to be healthy. This is why so many people make the choice to take vitamin supplements. This is especially true when a woman is pregnant. A mother’s nutritional deficiencies can cause serious health issues and birth defects in their children. Doctors are quick to encourage prenatal vitamins if a woman is pregnant or hoping to be pregnant.
A new study has found that a deficiency in vitamin D in the expectant mom can impact her baby’s language development. This study followed children from birth through age 17.
The researchers found that “maternal vitamin D insufficiency during pregnancy is significantly associated with offspring language impairment. Maternal vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy may reduce the risk of developmental language difficulties among their children.”
When taking prenatal vitamins (or even a daily multivitamin, if planning on becoming pregnant), please make sure they include sufficient daily vitamin D. If you aren’t sure, ask your doctor of chiropractic. Nutrition is a significant part of their education.